Catherine M. Maraist

Catherine M. Maraist

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Recognized since 2021

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Litigation - Health Care

Qui Tam Law

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Catherine M. Maraist is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. She focuses her practice on white collar civil and criminal defense and healthcare. Catherine has extensive experience in matters involving federal criminal law, federal civil law and procedure, civil and criminal health care fraud, appellate advocacy, trial advocacy, and professional responsibility. Catherine is a writer and lecturer in various areas of federal civil and criminal law, including health care fraud and compliance. Catherine has also served as an instructor in criminal and civil trial advocacy and appellate advocacy programs at LSU Law School and at the United States Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center. Before joining Breazeale, Catherine served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana for over 15 years, serving in both civil and criminal capacities. As a federal prosecutor, Catherine investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal criminal crimes, including firearm violations, narcotics, embezzlement, money laundering, tax fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, asset forfeiture, and money laundering. Catherine spent several years as a member of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a federal government task force focused on prosecuting health care providers for fraud on the Medicare and Medicaid programs. After becoming Civil Chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2011, Catherine prosecuted businesses and individuals under the False Claims Act, the federal government’s tool for recovering damages and penalties based on civil fraud. As Civil Chief, she also supervised the litigation of all civil matters involving the United States.

Contact & Links
  • One American Place, Suite 2300
    301 Main Street
    P.O. Box 3197
    Baton Rouge, LA 70801
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., graduated 1998
  • The University of Texas, B.A., graduated 1988
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Former President
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Board Certified Health Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • LSU Law School Board of Trustees - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Board Certified Health Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2021
  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.
  • Order of the Coif, Member
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana in the area of Healthcare, Since 2015
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Health Care Law


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