Milene Vega is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. Mrs. Vega primarily represents clients within the healthcare industry with government investigations, internal investigations, and False Claims Act litigation.

Mrs. Vega has conducted numerous internal investigations, represented clients in criminal and civil government investigations and regulatory actions, and advised companies on compliance with the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law. Her clients include various types of entities in the healthcare industry, including for instance large hospital systems, medical device manufacturers, diagnostic companies, physician groups, and ambulatory surgery centers. Mrs. Vega currently serves as a global leader for the firm’s Hispanic/Latin American Lawyers affinity group.

From 2019-2020, Mrs. Vega clerked for Judge James V. Selna, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Mrs. Vega received her JD from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she served on the board of the Southern California Law Review and as president of the Health Law Society. She was also involved in several organizations including the Latino Law Student Association and the Public Interest Law Foundation. Mrs. Vega also served as a judicial extern to Judge Virginia A. Phillips, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Mrs. Vega maintains an active license as a registered nurse. Prior to law school, she worked as a registered nurse in a telemetry and medical surgical unit.

Thought Leadership

Mrs. Vega’s publications include:

  • “Should Statistical Sampling Be Used to Prove Liability Under the False Claims Act in Healthcare Fraud?” 91 S. Cal. L. Rev. 551 (Mar. 2018)

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2018
  • BS in Nursing, Florida Int'l University, 2015
  • AS in Nursing, Miami-Dade College, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish