Anne Hayes Hartman is in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases as part of the firm’s Whistleblower Practice Group. Ms. Hartman has pursued fraud claims in numerous industries, including health care, defense, natural resources, and finance. In addition to claims arising under the federal False Claims Act, she also has worked extensively on qui tam lawsuits brought under state false claims laws for fraud against state agencies and political subdivisions. Ms. Hartman was part of the legal team that won a $225 million judgment after trial on behalf of several Los Angeles and California agencies against an electric utility for overcharging its government customers.
In addition to her qui tam work, Ms. Hartman has extensive complex commercial litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts as well as various ADR contexts. She has represented clients in business disputes and the litigation of financial and securities fraud, director and officer liability, professional malpractice, unfair business practices, consumer rights, and antitrust actions. She joined Constantine Cannon LLP in 2015, and was previously a partner at Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey, LLP. She is a member of the State Bar of California.
Originally from Indiana, Ms. Hartman received her A.B. (magna cum laude) from Columbia College of Columbia University, New York in 1990, a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1996, and a Master’s in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from the Goldman School of Public Policy, also in 1996. At Berkeley, she served as a teaching assistant for Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis, Criminal Justice Policy, and Introduction to Policy Analysis, experience which continues to feed her interest in matters that involve complex regulatory schemes or extensive quantitative analysis.
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