Roma assists counsel, courts and companies with the development and implementation of effective complex claims settlement programs. She provides subject-matter guidance on effective and efficient internal controls, fraud prevention and detection for BrownGreer’s Settlement programs. Her most recent experience in this capacity includes developing fraud detection and prevention procedures in the administration of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon Settlement and its predecessor program, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. On behalf of the firm, Roma accepted the “Coin of Excellence” from the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana for our work to implement processes for fraud detection analytics, review, and referral of fraudulent claims to law enforcement. In addition to her fraud prevention and detection work, Roma assisted with the setup, hiring, training, and staffing of 18 offices throughout the Gulf region and a review center in New Orleans to review claims and assist claimants affected by the spill.
Roma currently directs implementation of Article 16 of the Settlement Agreement in the $2.5 billion nationwide ASR Hip settlement, which relates to claim-auditing and other procedures designed to detect and prevent the payment of fraudulent or deceitful claims. She was also involved in the development of fraud prevention and detection procedures in the $4.85 billion nationwide Vioxx settlement. In her roles, both in the ASR Hip and Vioxx programs, she works cooperatively with external auditors, participating in hearings, and reporting fraud findings to the Special Master.
Roma has particular experience with pharmaceutical and medical device mass tort settlements. In this regard, she provided oversight of claims processing in connection with a major, nationwide class action settlement to which Wyeth is a party. Early in her career at BrownGreer, Roma played a key role in developing the complex algorithm that is used in determining eligibility for Matrix Benefits under the Settlement Agreement. She also assisted Pfizer in developing criteria for the court-approved 10th amendment, as well as with drafting procedures for handling Medicare claims. Her responsibility in the Pfizer settlement included providing oversight for the implementation of the terms of the Settlement Agreement.
Roma earned her Juris Doctor degree from the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. While enrolled there, she received the CALI award for excellence in the study of Corporations and graduated in the top 5% of her class. Her law degree followed a Bachelor of Jurisprudence in International, European Union and Comparative Law from the International University of Concordia Audentes. Roma’s education also includes a semester spent at American University, Washington College of Law, as a visiting scholar in the International Legal Studies Master of Law program. Her focus in this program was on direct investment international regulatory regimes. Drawing on these studies, she wrote and defended her Bachelor Thesis entitled Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment in Lithuania: An Analysis of the Successes and Failures of Lithuanian Policy and Recommendations for Reform.
Roma is fluent in both Lithuanian and Russian.