MILWAUKEE – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Matthew Krueger has joined the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice Group as a partner in its Milwaukee and Washington, D.C. offices. Krueger is a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin with an extensive background in prosecuting health care fraud and other government enforcement matters, the primary focus of his practice.
As the former chief federal law enforcement official for 28 Wisconsin counties, Krueger supervised all criminal and civil litigation involving the United States in that district. Under his leadership, the office successfully prosecuted high-profile cases involving national security, cybercrime, public corruption, health care fraud, financial crime, PPP fraud and other offenses. As U.S. Attorney, Krueger formed a dedicated health care fraud unit and increased its focus on data analytics, leading to a rise in enforcement matters. Krueger also led efforts with the FBI to advise businesses on how to mitigate the risk of and respond to cyber intrusions.
Krueger previously worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the same district in both the criminal and civil divisions. While in the criminal division, he prosecuted cases from investigation through trial and appeal involving health care fraud, tax offenses, investment fraud and government program fraud. Krueger handled multiple jury trials, argued numerous appeals in the Seventh Circuit, and led the investigation and prosecution of a $9 million green energy investment fraud. While in the civil division, he handled the investigation and litigation of various False Claims Act matters.
“Matt’s impressive understanding of Department of Justice matters and priorities, particularly in the area of cybersecurity, will further strengthen our distinguished bench of former federal prosecutors and government enforcement defense advocates,” said Lisa Noller, chair of Foley’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice. “Matt enhances Foley’s team of experienced and insightful litigators who worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He, too, will be invaluable to our attorneys and clients, and we are delighted to welcome Matt to the firm.”
Prior to his time with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Krueger was a litigation and appellate associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C.
“Matt’s government background and his significant civil and criminal trial experience is a perfect complement to our litigation practice in Milwaukee,” said Linda Benfield, managing partner of Foley’s Milwaukee office. “We continue to focus on expanding our capabilities with the addition of top lateral talent. Matt immediately deepens our bench strength and the services we provide to our clients both in Wisconsin and nationally.”
“When looking to return to private practice, I sought a firm that would allow me to develop a national practice while also serving Wisconsin,” said Krueger. “Foley is an ideal fit, with its national platform, top-tier health care and cyber practices, and highly respected, experienced litigators in Milwaukee. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team.”