Lester J. Perling - McDermott Will & Emery


Lester J. Perling counsels healthcare providers on a variety of regulatory, compliance, enforcement and reimbursement matters, with particular focus on fraud and abuse compliance and investigations. Board-certified in health law by The Florida Bar and certified in healthcare compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association, Lester leverages decades of health industry experience to provide strategic and business-centric counsel to providers engaging in transactions, addressing compliance matters or when facing government and private payor audits, as well as federal and state administrative, civil and criminal investigations. He is particularly experienced in helping clients address regulatory and billing compliance matters.

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  • Chambers USA, 2022 and 2023, Band 1 in Healthcare
  • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, Top Lawyer, Health Care Law, 2021
  • Palm Beach Illustrated, Top Lawyer, Health Care Law, 2021

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  •  American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  •  The Florida Bar, Health Law Section, member and former Executive Council Chair

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University of Miami School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1994
Georgia State University, MHA, 1980
Georgia State University, BA, 1976


Supreme Court
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida