Our healthcare litigation, regulatory, compliance and transactional practitioners take a coordinated, layered approach to addressing complex legal issues, leveraging our industry-leading experience to provide guidance on the ever-changing laws and regulatory and policy developments impacting healthcare organizations. The comprehensive breadth and depth of our knowledge and experience enables us to spot issues before they become problems and proactively develop solutions that help clients avoid crises.
Yet, if an investigation or litigation is unavoidable, our team of seasoned lawyers is experienced in aggressively and effectively defending our clients and achieving optimal results. We can minimize the stress and distraction that comes with subpoenas, investigations and litigation so you can stay focused on your mission.
Our team routinely wins for clients in their most high-stakes matters. Here are some of our recent results:
We persuaded the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to decline to bring charges after a two-year False Claims Act investigation of a medical device manufacturer. Because there was no whistleblower, the company was able to put the entire matter behind it.
We convinced the DOJ to decline to intervene in a False Claims Act case brought by a former employee alleging fraudulent billing for medical services that were part of clinical research. When the relator elected to proceed with the case in US district court, our team persuaded the court to dismiss the case.
We persuaded the government to decline to intervene in an False Claims Act action involving allegations against a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription and over-the-counter products.
We convinced the government to decline to intervene in an False Claims Act action against a health system alleging that physician financial relationships violated the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.
We defended a national healthcare provider against civil claims of a putative class of private health insurers arising from the provider’s $345 million settlement of Medicare fraud claims, successfully moving to compel arbitration and defeat a class certification motion, after which the plaintiff dismissed its claims.
We won a case against an aerospace and defense company in a whistleblower suit under the False Claims Act. The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding that our client’s conduct did not give rise to False Claims Act liability.
We represented a regional health system in a qui tam case. The court excluded the relator’s expert after the Daubert hearing before trial, after which the case settled on terms favorable to our client.
We routinely negotiate favorable settlements for our clients in investigations and qui tam litigation, allowing them to revolve matters on a global basis, put their legal issues behind them and get back to business as usual.