Dave Gacioch focuses his practice on healthcare litigation and enforcement defense.  Dave counsels hospitals, health systems, physician practices, and other providers, along with payors, private equity sponsors, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and others involved in the US healthcare system, on compliance and risk mitigation issues.  He conducts internal investigations for clients, and represents them in government investigations, enforcement actions, and civil and criminal litigation.

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  • Successfully defending the first private healthcare provider against which HHS-OCR tried to take enforcement action over employee conscience and religious freedom issues
  • Securing dismissal of a payor/Medicare Advantage organization client from a qui tam False Claims Act case
  • Convincing US Attorney’s Offices not to intervene or otherwise pursue healthcare provider and life sciences clients in multiple False Claims Act investigations

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  • Acritas Stars 2020, listed among independently rated lawyers
  • Cornell University, received the Baccalaureate Service Award for academic excellence and contributions to the community as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician while in law school
  • Super Lawyers 2013 to 2017, Rising Star


  • Dartmouth Skiway Ski Patrol, Lyme Center, NH, volunteer alpine ski patroller
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, volunteer fundraiser and blood donor
  • Town Meeting Member, Brookline, MA
  • All Saints Parish, Brookline, MA, member of the Stewardship Committee
  • Cayuga Heights (NY) Fire Department, former volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician


Cornell Law School, JD, cum laude, 2004
Dartmouth College, AB, 2001


Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts

David Quinn Gacioch

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