Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Veronica J. Finkelstein combines the best of practice and teaching, devoting herself to developing the next generation of top advocates. She is both an experienced litigator and a skilled educator with diverse scholarly interests.
Finkelstein currently works as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As an AUSA, Finkelstein handles various civil affirmative and defensive matters and criminal child exploitation cases. She has tried numerous civil cases to defense verdicts, including in tort, employment law, and medical malpractice cases. She has also successfully litigated cases on appeal. In addition to this defensive work, Finkelstein investigates and prosecutes affirmative fraud claims, including qui tam actions. In 2014 she was awarded the Executive Office of United States Attorneys Director’s Award for Superior Performance as a Civil Assistant United States Attorney.
Before her government service, Finkelstein clerked for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and was an associate at Duane Morris, LLP and Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC.
Finkelstein has taught at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center. She also frequently serves as program director for government and public interest programs offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Finkelstein is a Practice Professor of Law at the Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law and Rutgers Law School.
Finkelstein is a 2004 graduate, with honors, of the Emory University School of Law and a 2001 graduate, with dual distinction and dual honors, of the Pennsylvania State University.