Danielle Alfonzo Walsman is a director in the Life Sciences Consulting Group and based in the New York office where she leads the group’s US Investigations. For more than 20 years, Danielle has led teams handling complex investigations in both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience designing efficient and effective investigations, developing investigators, and counseling stakeholders on risk mitigation and remediation measures.
Danielle is a former federal prosecutor, having served for eight years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey as an Assistant United States Attorney and Special Trial Counsel in the Health Care and Government Fraud Unit and also as Chief of the Public Protection Unit. She led numerous investigations into health care fraud offenses including investigations and prosecutions of fraud against the government and private health insurance plans, illegal kickback schemes, violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the False Claims Act, and the improper diversion of prescription drugs including opioids.
Danielle spent the first nine years of her legal career as a litigator and white-collar criminal defense attorney. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, she was a senior member of PwC’s Ethics and Business Conduct team. Danielle provides advisory services.
In 2018, Danielle was awarded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Award for Excellence and the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association’s Investigation of the Year Award in connection with the prosecution of a multi-year bribery scheme that yielded more than $100 million in payments from Medicare and private insurers and resulted in 53 convictions (including 38 physicians).
Columbia Law School, J.D., 2003
Rutgers College, B.A., 1999
Danielle is a member of the board of directors and board Secretary for Isaiah House, a non-profit food pantry and homeless shelter located in East Orange, NJ.