Amy Markopoulos started in March 2020 as a trial attorney in the criminal division fraud section’s Froreign Corrupt Practices Act unit. She followed a string of recent recruits to the unit, including Dallas Kaplan, Jil Simon, Jerrob Duffy and William Schurmann. She was promoted to assistant chief a year later.
Prior to joining the FCPA unit, Markopoulos spent a year and half as counsel to the chief of the healthcare fraud unit. She also spent three and a half years as a trial attorney in the fraud section’s healthcare unit from 2015 to 2018.
While at the healthcare fraud unit, Markopoulos prosecuted a medicare kickback scheme in which the defendant, Atheir Amarrah, defrauded a federal health care programme of approximately $1.5 million by paying bribes to secure business.
Amarrah, the owner of a Michigan home health agency, pleaded guilty in 2018 to one count of conspiracy to defraud the US and to four counts of paying health care kickbacks. He was sentenced in October 2019 to 60 months in prison for his role in the conspiracy.
Prior to joining the DOJ, Markopoulos worked in private practice for nearly five years. She worked as an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan from 2013 to 2015 where she focused on white-collar criminal matters. She also spent three years as an associate at Sidley Austin from 2010 to 2013. At both firms she advised clients on FCPA and False Claims Act cases.
Markopoulos is a 2008 graduate of William & Mary Law School and an alumni of Duke University where she studied biomedical engineering.