Senior HHS Official Joins McDermott Health Team


NEW YORK (January 5, 2015) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced that senior federal health official Tony R. Maida has joined the Firm as a partner in its Health Industry Advisory Practice Group.

Mr. Maida, who until last month was the Deputy Chief of the Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch (ACRB) of the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OIG) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is based in McDermott’s New York office.

At OIG, Mr. Maida was the principal author of the OIG’s current Self-Disclosure Protocol and of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the OIG’s civil monetary penalty (CMP) authorities. He was involved in OIG decision-making as to which federal Anti-Kickback, Stark, False Claims Act and CMP cases were meritorious and should be pursued.

Mr. Maida began his tenure at OIG in 2005. From 2007 to 2014, he served as the Deputy Chief, leading a team of a dozen HHS-OIG attorneys on False Claims Act and CMP cases, including conducting investigations and negotiating settlements and Corporate Integrity Agreements. In addition, Mr. Maida was detailed in 2013 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where he advised on policy issues, including the Physician Sunshine Rule, the 60-day Over-payment Rule, and provider moratoria and payment suspension authorities.

“Tony’s background and experience is incredibly valuable and rare,” said Stephen W. Bernstein, partner and International Head of McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Group. “His immediate experience formulating OIG policy on key issues of self-disclosure and agency focus will add tremendous value and insight to our clients. This is particularly true in the areas of federal Anti-Kickback and Physician Self-Referral/Stark laws. Tony will work closely with our Health and White Collar teams in the increasingly important area of civil/criminal investigations.”

Michael Kendall, head of McDermott Will & Emery’s White-Collar & Securities Defense Practice Group, added that: “Tony brings an insight and judgment that will be invaluable to us.”

Mr. Maida received many distinctions at OIG, including the Bronze Medal for Outstanding Employee of the year in 2010 and Exceptional Achievement Awards in 2013 and 2007. He graduated, cum laude, from the Boston University School of Law in 2001, after which he practiced at Choate, Hall & Stewart and then with Daniels & Porco. Mr. Maida graduated Fordham University in 1998, magna cum laude. He is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts bars.

With an over 30-year history of serving the health care industry, McDermott Will & Emery has the most prestigious health law practice group in the world. The Firm’s international health team, resident in the Firm’s Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. offices, counsels leading organizations in every major sector of the health and life sciences industry on regulatory and business transaction issues. McDermott is the only law firm to receive Tier 1 rankings in health care nationally by all of the industry’s top legal directories: Chambers USA, The Legal 500 USA, U.S. News–Best Lawyers and Law360. For the fifth consecutive year (2010-2014), McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory practice achieved a standalone, Tier 1 national ranking in Chambers USA’s healthcare category.

McDermott’s White-Collar & Securities Defense practice is one of the United States’ largest and most accomplished. The group consists of more than 50 highly experienced trial lawyers in offices throughout the United States and abroad. Collectively our white-collar lawyers have tried hundreds of cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Many of our white-collar lawyers have served as senior federal prosecutors, an experience which has equipped them with a unique perspective to counsel and advise clients facing criminal investigations or indictments. The group includes former senior prosecutors from U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country and from the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., including professionals who have advised the U.S. Attorney General and other high-ranking officials.

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