Civil Division Deputy Assistant Attorney General Takes Home Two Awards
By Leah Nylen | October 27, 2021 5:30 pm

The Attorney General honored 300 Justice Department employees Wednesday, but only one person took home more than one prize.

Michael Hertz (second from left) and Tony West (left) with the Cobell v. Salazar team. (photo by Daniel Hoffman / Main Justice)

Michael F. Hertz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Commercial Litigation Branch for the Civil Division, received the Edward H. Levi Award for Outstanding Professionalism and Exemplary Integrity, for his work on False Claims Act and qui tam cases. He also was on a team of recipients that received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service — the department’s second highest honor — for helping achieve a resolution in the Cobell v. Salazar case.

Hertz, a 33-year veterans of the department, has served in various positions in the Civil Division during his career, including a stint as acting Assistant Attorney General before the current Civil Division head, Tony West, was confirmed in 2009.

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