Health Care Fraud Defense
Federal and state governments are dramatically increasing their enforcement of the fraud and abuse laws, including the criminal prosecution of providers and suppliers. Our Health Care Fraud Defense practice group represents and assists clients who become the target of a criminal or civil enforcement investigations or proceedings.
The matters we have defended include claims of Medicare, Medi-Cal and insurance fraud, the unlicensed practice of medicine, illegal marketing and billing practices in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and defending providers and their officers and employees against whistleblower complaints and False Claims Act investigations and proceedings. In connection with this work, our attorneys regularly interact with prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies throughout the county, including various U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the California Attorney General, the Los Angeles District Attorney and City Attorney Offices, and with investigative authorities, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of the Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and their California counterparts, including the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse and the Medical Board.