Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2008

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Duke University, A.B., cum laude, 2005

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Mamie V. Wise


Mamie V. Wise’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, defense of qui tam False Claims Act cases, commercial litigation, internal investigations, and food and drug law.

Mamie has defended clients in qui tam whistle blower cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare.  Her clients have included individual physicians, physicians’ practices, executives, retail and compounding pharmacies, and medical device manufacturers.   

She represents clients in federal and state courts, before various U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, in the Florida Supreme Court and other state courts, in multidistrict litigation, and before regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Before joining Zuckerman Spaeder, Mamie worked in the New York office of an international law firm. 


  • Defending a marketing company and individual under federal investigation related to marketing practices for compound pharmaceuticals.
  • Won a motion to dismiss a False Claims Act case against a compounding pharmacy.
  • Obtained a settlement for a large regional medical practice in a qui tam whistle blower action related to Medicare billing.
  • Represented executives of a major bank under investigation by two U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the SEC, and other federal agencies.
  • Tried a week-long criminal jury trial in Florida Circuit Court.
  • Representing a for-profit educational institution under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office related to federal financial aid policies.
  • Defending a large home health care provider in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act relating to compliance with CMS requirements and Medicare billing.
  • Representing the creator and manufacturer of a medical device in an FDA investigation.
  • Defended a former officer of a major health care company in a qui tam action involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
  • Spearheaded the review of an alleged union kickback scheme under federal labor laws.
  • Represented a major international pharmaceutical company in federal and state products liability litigation for four pharmaceutical products.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association (Tampa Bay Chapter)
  • Vice-President, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member, Goldburg-Cacciatore Criminal Law Inn of Court
  • Member, Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13F

Community Involvement

  • President, Florida 4-H Foundation