Susan Carney Lynch

Susan C. Lynch

Susan Carney Lynch

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Susan C. Lynch, JD, Dr.P.H., is Senior Counsel for Elder Justice at the United States Department of Justice where she leads national investigations and civilly prosecutes long-term care facilities that fail to adequately care for their residents. Dr. Lynch is a Department of Justice Civil Division subject matter expert on skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies, and was responsible for bringing one of the Department's first failure of care cases against a national skilled nursing home chain. Dr. Lynch is the Department's National Leader of DOJ's 10 Elder Justice Task Forces which prosecute health care fraud matters, engage in multi-disciplinary team training, and community outreach. Dr. Lynch was awarded a Doctor of Public Health in Health Management and Leadership from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has received the Gerontology Certificate designation. Dr. Lynch was inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society at Hopkins. Dr. Lynch is frequently invited to speak on elder justice issues, and recently presented at the Institute of Medicine and the Health Care Compliance Association and the American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meetings.

Dr. Lynch has served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School since the fall of 2000. She has taught Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Drafting-Litigation, and the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Seminar. Dr. Lynch received her BA from Dartmouth College, her JD from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and her LLM (Masters of Law in Advocacy) with Distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Dr. Lynch is a volunteer EMT with the Damascus and Mt, Airy Maryland firehouses.

BA, Dartmouth College; JD, Indiana University-Bloomington; LLM, Georgetown University; DrPH, Johns Hopkins University