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Mary A. Inman

San Francisco

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San Francisco, California

Mary A. Inman has been involved in a range of whistleblower lawsuits, from Medicare fraud to government contract fraud, including fraud involving product defects in construction and public works projects.

Ms. Inman was one of the firm's attorneys who represented a whistleblower in a nationwide Medicare cost-reporting fraud case involving numerous hospitals that returned $53 million to the federal government.

She also has worked extensively on qui tam lawsuits brought under state false claims laws for fraud against municipalities and state agencies. Ms. Inman was part of the legal team that won a $223 million verdict on behalf of several Los Angeles and California agencies against an electric utility for overcharging its government customers.

She took a lead role in a qui tam lawsuit against several manufacturers that allegedly provided inferior, high-lead water supply parts to Los Angeles, San Francisco and more than 100 other California cities. Settlements in that case totaled nearly $60 million. She also was part of the legal team representing the city of San Francisco in a case involving bid-rigging and fraud in the government-funded "E-rate" program, which was intended to provide internet technology to schools with low-income students. That case returned $33 million to the federal government.

Ms. Inman graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994, where she was an articles editor and an associate editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

After law school, she clerked for the Honorable D. Brock Hornby, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, and the Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. She was associated in 1997 with O'Melveny & Meyers LLP in San Francisco, where her practice focused on employment, collective bargaining and False Claims Act matters.

Ms. Inman is admitted to the bar in California.

Areas of Practice

  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
  • Government Agencies & Programs
  • Government Contracts
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Whistleblower -- Employee
  • Tax Law
  • Securities Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1995
  • Maine, 1996


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1994
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Law Review: University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Articles Editor and Associate Editor

Published Works

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. D. Brock Hornby, United States for the District of Maine, Clerk
  • Hon. Norman H. Stahl, United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, Clerk
  • O'Melveny & Meyers LLP, San Francisco, Associate