Defense of Government Investigations
We represent many health care organizations, including hospitals, nursing homes, home health companies, medical device companies and pharmaceutical companies, in defending government investigations by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys, OIG, Medicaid Fraud Divisions and other state and federal regulatory agencies. The extensive experience of our former federal prosecutors, along with our in-depth understanding of all segments of the health care industry and regulatory issues arising in that industry, allows us to develop a strategy for achieving prompt and favorable resolutions of government investigations and prosecutions, or, if necessary, for vigorous defense of our clients’ rights.
Conducting Internal Investigations
We have substantial experience in conducting internal investigations for our health care industry clients. Internal investigations directed by legal counsel have various advantages for our clients — most importantly, the ability of a facility to find out the breadth of and potential exposure with respect to a particular area of potential noncompliance, with the results being protected by the attorney-client privilege, depending on the circumstances.
Our attorneys’ experience, gained as government prosecutors and private defense counsel, allows us to strategically structure internal investigations, to swiftly gather information and synthesize complex documents, and most importantly, to provide our clients with sound and practical guidance regarding resolutions to sensitive issues.