Representative Experience
  • Healthcare Civil and Criminal Matters
    • Counsel in multiple national pharmaceutical False Claims Act cases in Massachusetts, Washington, and Pennsylvania alleging massive kickback schemes related to “white coat marketing” arrangements. Successfully petitioned the Department of Justice to dismiss cases following declination.

      Counsel for nationwide physical therapy rehabilitation facility in multidistrict, multi-relator False Claims Act litigation. Ultimate eight-figure settlement represented a fraction of the government’s initial demand.

      Lead counsel representing multiple clients in cancer/genetic testing industry in criminal proceedings throughout the United States (Pennsylvania, Alabama, Florida). Among other achievements, representation for some clients has involved successfully convincing the Department of Justice to decline further investigations into reference laboratories.

      Lead counsel representing national pharmaceutical manufacturer in criminal investigation into alleged kickbacks and co-payment waivers. Representation resulted in no charges being filed against client.

      Outside general counsel representing multi-state ambulance provider in a variety of government investigations, civil disputes, and employment/corporate matters.  

      Lead counsel representing nation’s largest telemedicine operator in False Claims Act investigation resulting in a low-dollar settlement with the Department of Justice. The ultimate settlement was a fraction of the government’s opening demand.

      Lead counsel representing a group of neurosurgeons being investigated by the Department of Justice for alleged kickbacks. Representation resulted in no criminal charges and a confidential six-figure settlement reflecting a fraction of the physicians’ payment from the company for whom the physicians were providing services.

  • CARES Act Defense Matters
    • Served as outside general counsel to large, publicly traded healthcare company and advised on risks associated with potential receipt of hundreds of millions of dollars in CARES Act healthcare provider funds. 

      Advised numerous corporations on risks and best practices in applying for, and utilizing, Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program loans. 

      Lead counsel in representing government contractor in a False Claims Act suit alleging misrepresentations with affiliation status. Representation resulted in declination by the Department of Justice and subsequent dismissal by relator. 

      As a government prosecutor, prosecuted numerous criminal and civil SBA fraud cases, including a nationwide investigation into concerns with affiliation and Buy American Act attestations. 

  • Public Entity/Public Integrity Matters
    • Lead counsel for multiple public housing authorities (Florida, California, and Ohio) in connection with alleged False Claims Act violations. Successfully represented clients in obtaining a declination from the Department of Justice.

      Counsel for public district attorney’s office in dispute with the Department of Justice and other federal agencies related to improper withholding of records related to local law enforcement inquiry. Successfully devised and contributed to legal and media strategy to obtain documents necessary to conduct investigation after the federal government had withheld records for years.

      Represented statewide political party in criminal investigation following disputed election related to alleged ballot tampering. Successfully prepared facts and underlying report resulting in declination of all charges.

      Represented several board members of large public utility company in connection with criminal investigation into possible sale of the utility company. Work has resulted in no charges being brought against board members.

  • Sports and Entertainment Matters
    • Lead counsel successfully representing an executive of National Football League (NFL) team in both federal criminal investigation and collateral disputes over possible defamation claims. Successfully represented executive before U.S. Attorney’s Office and provided strategic advice to deal with ancillary concerns.

      Represented professional sports team and related entities in national federal anti-trust investigation related to possible price-fixing and collusion related to multimedia rights transactions. Representation resulted in no charges being brought against client.

      Represented witness in connection with federal criminal investigation related to alleged racehorse doping scheme. Successfully provided strategic advice to ensure no charges were brought against client.

  • Complex Civil Litigation
    • Advised leading national medical provider in possible suit against its ousted founder related to alleged theft of trade secrets and violations of employment covenants. Obtained favorable settlement for company.

      Lead counsel representing national hospital in various Florida-specific litigation disputes with medical suppliers and physicians. Work has included representing hospital in contested trials in both state and federal court, including a successful dispute with physician practice resulting in favorable judgment and collection of attorneys’ fees.

      Represented senior executive in civil litigation involving former employer’s alleged misrepresentation in connection with investments in clean technology companies. Representation resulted in no exposure for executive.