Sandra Vucinic’s practice emphasizes the litigation and investigation of elaborate fraud schemes and various white-collar crimes. Sandra works on complex whistleblower actions on behalf of insurance carriers and welfare benefit plans involving healthcare fraud violations under the California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act. Her practice focuses on litigating various disputes regarding the investigation and discovery of key facts and players involved in conspiracies and unlawful kickback arrangements designed to maximize profits generated by fraudulent insurance claim reimbursements.
Prior to working for the firm, Sandra worked at a major bank as a Financial Crimes Investigation Analyst in the Bank Secrecy Act Department, where she analyzed and investigated potential instances of financial crimes including check fraud, elder abuse, micro-structuring and money laundering. Her role included analyzing client accounts for fraudulent transactions and the preparation of necessary reports for filing with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) when her investigation concluded that suspicious activity was involved.
Sandra obtained substantial civil and criminal litigation experience while in law school. She interned for various government institutions including her local public defender office in Rockland County, New York, as well as the Litigation Team at the San Jose City Attorney’s Office. In 2017, she was a Law Clerk at the U.S. Attorney Office for the Northern District of California in the Economics Crimes and Securities Fraud Unit, where she supported Assistant U.S. Attorneys with cases involving complex schemes of fraud in the industries of insurance, healthcare, and securities.
Bar and Court Admissions
- State of California
- State of New York
- Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2018
- State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 2015
- Philosophy, Politics and Law
- English with a concentration in Rhetoric
- While in law school, Sandra provided pro bono services at the Katherine George Alexander Community Law Center, where she presented to and advised low-income persons and immigrants on their rights as tenants and workers.