Ms. Auerbach is an experienced litigator who served in a wide variety of leadership roles at the United States Department of Justice. She spent eight years in the Civil Division where she represented the federal government in healthcare fraud qui tam cases in the Southern District of Florida. As First Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ms. Auerbach managed, directed, and supervised 210 attorneys in the criminal and civil divisions, worked directly with every federal agency, and was involved in all stages of criminal and civil prosecutions and forfeitures. Ms. Auerbach also supervised and spearheaded a large number of prosecutions as Chief of Narcotics, Special Counsel to the United States Attorney, and a Special Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the United States Department of Justice. Ms. Auerbach received numerous awards during her tenure at the United States Department of Justice, including the John Marshall Award for outstanding litigation work, the Law Enforcement Woman of the Year Award and numerous special commendations from Attorney Generals of the United States.
Ms. Auerbach is a sought after speaker who has led numerous panel discussions and training conferences for attorneys, federal and state prosecutors, and federal agents on topics such as healthcare fraud, investigative techniques, and federal court and trial advocacy. She has lectured at the Department of Justice Advocacy Institute and University of Miami Law School. Ms. Auerbach has moderated and appeared on numerous panels, including the ABA National Institutes on Health Care Fraud and the False Claims Act, the Taxpayers Against Fraud annual conferences, and the Southern Health Care Fraud Institute. She is a member of the Samford Law School Advisory Board and M.S. Health Law Advisory Board. She is also a selected member of Bloomberg BNA Health Care Fraud Report, Advisory Board.
Taxpayers Against Fraud, an organization devoted to combating fraud against the Federal Government, named Marcella Auerbach and her partner Ken Nolan as Lawyers of the Year for 2011.
Ms. Auerbach was also selected for inclusion in the 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Health Care Law.
In 2020, Ms. Auerbach was named TAFEF COVID-19 Anti-Fraud Task Force Fraud Subcommittee Chair, Hospitals and TeleMedicare Fraud. She was also selected as a TAFEF Advisory Committee member.
Pro bono work by Ms. Auerbach includes participation in “Put Something Back,” “Lawyers Care,” the Florida Hurricane Disaster Project and the Disaster Legal Services Program.
Ms. Auerbach has a Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating of “AV,” and has been included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.