Fraud and abuse—and failures in regulatory compliance—put hospitals, healthcare systems, providers, and other healthcare sector businesses at risk of major financial losses.

Akerman’s Healthcare Practice Group represents healthcare clients in all aspects of government investigations, regulatory enforcement matters, grand jury probes, internal investigations, and administrative proceedings. Our team includes former federal prosecutors who served on the front lines of enforcement. In addition to representing clients in whistleblower actions, white collar criminal defense, and civil and criminal forfeitures in federal and state courts, our team designs and implements compliance plans and guides clients on all aspects of compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse statutes.

We provide comprehensive compliance analysis, including risk areas where healthcare law overlaps with privacy and security, labor and employment, insurance, and regulatory requirements. We understand how the government builds and prosecutes a case, and apply that knowledge to strategically resolve complex disputes. With significant medical malpractice defense experience, our lawyers also represent clients in the defense of catastrophic and professional liability claims, and provide continued counseling on risk management issues and claims avoidance.

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