Prevent Financial Abuse with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Colombia
Wednesday, June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
The Office of the Attorney General is committed to helping and protecting the District’s seniors and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Please join us for a virtual presentation from Assistant Attorney General Monique Gudger about how to identify financial abuse, how to prevent it, and what to do if you or someone you know is a victim of financial abuse or exploitation. With knowledge of how to detect, prevent, and report abuse, you can help stop it!
Monique Gudger Bio
Monique Gudger is an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG), having joined the office in 2007. Over the years, Ms. Gudger’s work has concentrated in affirmative litigation brought on behalf of the District’s various agencies and under the OAG’s independent enforcement authority. During her tenure, Ms. Gudger has led hundreds of investigations and litigated numerous enforcement actions against companies and individuals engaging in unlawful activity that caused harm to the public or harm to the District Government itself. Ms. Gudger has represented the District before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Superior Court) and the Office of Administrative Hearings in cases covering a wide array of subject matter including unemployment benefits fraud, Medicaid claims recovery, child support, tenant receivership, civil asset forfeiture, unpaid wage claims and schemes against the Certified Business Enterprise program that provides contracting opportunities to small and local businesses.
Currently, Ms. Gudger serves as a trial attorney in the OAG’s Elder Justice Section. The Section was established in 2019 to better protect the District’s elders and vulnerable adults from financial exploitation through enforcement of the Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults and the Elderly Amendment Act of 2016. The Act established criminal and civil penalties for financial exploitation and undue influence, including monetary penalties, injunctive relief, and the termination of professional licenses. Ms. Gudger successfully litigated the very first enforcement actions under the Act.
Ms. Gudger is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars and is admitted to practice before various state and federal courts. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.