Akerman represents healthcare providers, health systems, corporations, boards of directors, and individuals in all aspects of government investigations, regulatory enforcement matters, grand jury probes, internal investigations and trials.
We defend clients facing enforcement actions by state and federal agencies, as well as by the various regulatory bodies that implement laws. In addition, we represent clients in whistleblower actions, white collar criminal defense, and civil and criminal forfeitures in federal and state courts. Comprised of distinguished former federal prosecutors, senior enforcement lawyers at the Securities and Exchange Commission and government lawyers, our team understands how the government builds and prosecutes a case. Our team also has extensive experience in drafting and implementing compliance plans and advising clients on all aspects of compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse statutes.
|Counsel clients on the operational aspects of their businesses in light of pertinent federal and state fraud and abuse and self-referral prohibitions and restrictions|
|Advise on development, implementation, and maintenance of corporate compliance plans and corporate integrity agreements|
|Represent officers, directors, and employees in connection with investigations and trials involving fraud and abuse, false claims, program exclusion, money laundering, asset forfeiture, securities, environmental, and RICO claims|
|Coordinate criminal investigations and prosecutions with related civil litigation and administrative enforcement proceedings|
|Assist clients in modifying operations and systems to comply with the HIPAA rules and regulations concerning health information privacy protections, standard electronic data requirements, and electronic security standards|
|Experience successfully defending healthcare clients in False Claims Act, antikickback, and qui tam investigations|
|"Akerman represents physicians, pharmacy companies and other healthcare bodies in a range of regulatory and litigation concerns." (Chambers USA)|
|U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Healthcare Law category|
|Chambers USA: Ranked as one of the leading Healthcare law firms in Florida since 2005|
|The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Healthcare Law in Florida|