Healthcare Regulatory Enforcement & Fraud Defense

While federal and state agencies have recently increased their emphasis on investigating healthcare fraud, Latham & Watkins’ lawyers have dramatically helped healthcare clients avoid fines, incarceration, and other penalties.

Why Latham

Latham & Watkins has defended US-based clients, including the largest hospital system in the country, in several of the largest healthcare fraud investigations involving the highest level of complexity and amounts in controversy. 

A Powerful Combination of Regulatory and Trial Knowledge

By combining practitioners from Latham's Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice with its White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, the firm is able to provide clients with comprehensive counsel in healthcare regulatory enforcement matters and government fraud investigations. The effective defense of complex healthcare regulatory enforcement and fraud investigations requires knowledge in three practice areas:

  • Substantive healthcare fraud and abuse laws and regulations
  • Civil False Claims Act and qui tam litigation
  • Criminal law and procedure

Latham's team of healthcare regulatory and reimbursement practitioners, seasoned civil litigators and experienced criminal trial lawyers brings the optimal defense experience and trial skills to each matter. Not only do Latham lawyers have unmatched experience in reaching negotiated resolutions of such matters, but the firm's trial experience provides clients with additional strategic options.

Scope of Services
  • Assisting in voluntary disclosures
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Defending civil False Claims Act and qui tam litigation
  • Defending criminal and civil government healthcare fraud investigations
  • Development of compliance programs
  • Negotiating Corporate Integrity Agreements
  • Responding to Grand Jury subpoenas and search warrants
  • Strategic counseling in fraud and abuse laws

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Recognized Across the Board for Litigation & Trial Prowess - October 14, 2020
  • San Diego Partner Named Healthcare Trailblazer - April 12, 2020
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations Partner Named Among Top Healthcare Lawyers in California - December 05, 2019
  • Litigation & Trial Partner Named Healthcare Trailblazer - May 13, 2019
  • Latham Named Life Sciences Practice Group of the Year - January 27, 2019

Latham advises a wide range of healthcare entities on “complex investigations,” with an “interdisciplinary approach [that] offers clients varied expertise in areas such as qui tam litigation,” as well as administrative challenges and FDA regulatory issues.

Chambers USA 2020

Media Coverage

White Collar MVP: Alice FisherTop 40 Under 40: Amy HargreavesHealthcare Trailblazer: Katherine Lauer


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Thought Leadership

Under Investigation: A GC Guide to White Collar and Sanctions Trends in 2021Biden Administration Update: Potential Impact for Healthcare & Life SciencesOIG Provides Regulatory Considerations for Gainsharing Agreements in Advisory Opinion 17-09

Webcasts & Podcasts

Private Equity and Healthcare: Enforcement Trends and Investor RiskPodcast – Healthcare Tech: What Legal Pitfalls Should Tech Companies Avoid As They Jump Into Healthcare?