Experience

Qui Tam

Obtained a jury verdict in federal court for a qui tam whistleblower against a medical device company that had retaliated against our client for filing a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act, which resulted in the federal Medicare and California Medicaid programs recovering in excess of $25 million.

False Claims Act

Represented several academic medical centers (AMCs) during investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice for alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act, resulting in the government declining to bring civil charges against the AMCs.

Mass Tort Litigation

Worked with a client in a variety of mass tort litigations where the parties sought materials relating to scientific studies and articles published in a journal, including the seminal case In Re Bextra and Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, 249 F.R.D. 8 (D. Mass. 2008), which established standards for disclosing peer review documents.

Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

Assisted a University in navigating regulatory issues, including Stark law and anti-kickback statute compliance, with respect to establishing outpatient clinics for its faculty practice plans.

Compliance Program

Developed a model fraud and abuse compliance program for a client and implemented numerous compliance programs for hospitals, medical practices, home health agencies and durable medical equipment suppliers.

OIG Self-Disclosure

Assisted and advised a client through an Office of Inspector General self-disclosure related to Medicare payments and the resident assessment process at a long term care facility.

Medicare Fraud Investigation

Conducted internal investigation of potential Medicare fraud for a large AMC.

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Connecticut Supreme Court Rejects Tough Delaware Standard in Allowing Member Inspections of Manager-Managed LLC Books and Records – Or Does It?

Before allowing the inspection of corporate books and records, Delaware courts require a shareholder seeking information about possible mismanagement to come forward with evidence demonstrating a reasonable basis to suspect mismanagement. [1] In Benjamin...

Event

Boston Bar Association Virtual CLE: The New 2021 Child Support Guidelines in Practice

On Monday, December 6 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM Verrill attorney David Friedman will be speaking at the Boston Bar Association's Virtual CLE: The New 2021 Child Support Guidelines in Practice. David and the other...

Event

Medicare's Future: Improving Health Equity and Implications for Employers

On Wednesday, December 15th at 2 pm join the National Academy of Social Insurance , Verrill , the New England Council , and the Massachusetts Hospital Association for a virtual discussion on the future...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Blog

You Are Here: A Mall Directory for Healthcare Transparency Requirements

The old adage “you can’t get where you’re going unless you know where you are” has never seemed more true than when applied to the current mélange of healthcare transparency guidance. Fortunately, a fading...

Blog

California’s AB 488: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like But You Can Never Leave

The State of California is getting a firm grip on regulating charitable sales promotions with its new law AB 488 which passed in October 2021 and will become effective January 1, 2023 (in order...

News

High-Profile Former U.S. Department of Justice Prosecutor, David Lazarus, Joins Verrill’s Health Care and Life Sciences Practice

(November 29, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome David Lazarus to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Lazarus is a former Department...

News

32 Verrill Attorneys Named 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(November 22, 2021) – The 2021 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 32 Verrill attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Only the top...

Publication/Podcast

Breaking: OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard for Employers with 100 or More Employees

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

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