Gardere’s Medicaid Fraud Practice provides superior representation for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and other health care providers facing legal issues involving states and the federal government. In recent years, these industry segments have become targets of investigations with billions of dollars at stake. State attorneys general, federal Medicaid fraud control units and health authorities have far-reaching authority to investigate and prosecute violations of civil and criminal Medicaid fraud laws. Often, these entities, either on their own or in combination with others across the country, will investigate and file lawsuits against providers for violations of Medicaid fraud laws.
If your company faces scrutiny or litigation by attorneys general, Medicaid fraud control units or health authorities, you need an experienced team that understands the complexities of the law and has hands-on experience working with government lawyers and officials.
Gardere’s Medicaid Fraud team has working knowledge of the government process and seasoned lawyers who have worked closely with the National Association of Attorneys General, numerous health departments and the federal government. In particular, Ed Burbach, formerly the top litigator at the Office of the Texas Attorney General, and former Assistant Texas Attorney General Robert F. Johnson, III, have built solid relationships with attorneys general and their staffs across the nation. Our experienced team will help you devise smart strategies and sophisticated legal and policy analysis to deal with the broad array of legal problems that arise when facing either a single-state or multi-state legal challenge.
Our strategy utilizes Litigation Avoidance. By crafting creative solutions early in the process, litigation can sometimes be avoided and answers can be found before formal investigations begin or even during the investigative stage. Litigation avoidance can be achieved by hiring a team that understands the intricate dynamics of public policy, politics and law. Gardere’s team knows how to handle difficult problems facing clients.