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Robert Nance Nicholson

Practice areas:

White Collar Crime, Health Care, Federal Crime, Litigation, Medicaid & Medicare

About Me

Mr. Nicholson is a former state and federal prosecutor with extensive experience in health care complaince and regulatory enforcement matters.  Mr. Nicholson is a frequent instructor and lecturer on federal and state enforcement matters relating to the health care industry.  Mr. Nicholson concentrates his practice on representing licensed professionals and other health care providers in all phases of adminstrative, civil and criminal health care regulatory matters.  Mr. Nicholson represents clients before licensing boards; before federal regulatory agencies such as HHS, DEA and FDA; in state criminal investigations; and in federal grand jury investigations.  Mr. Nicholson is an experienced trial attorney, having tried a number of cases in both state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.  Mr. Nicholson also represents professionals in complex civil litigation matters.       

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Federal Crime: 24%
    23 years
  2. Health Care: 24%
    17 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 24%
    23 years
  4. Litigation: 23%
    23 years
  5. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Sandra Palsky Greenblatt

    I referred a client indicted for Medicaid fraud and Robert did a superb job for the client and communicated well with me. He is a gentleman and has impressed me with his professionalism and knowledge.

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    Sandra Greenblatt Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Angel J Silvestrini

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the privilege of working and consulting with Robert on many occasions and can attest to his work ethic, legal knowledge and professionalism. His law enforcement background and legal experience in South Florida make him a valuable asset for anyone to have, client or attorney. I have no reparations in calling him with the most difficult and sensitive cases that come to my desk.

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    Angel Silvestrini Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Nicholson & Eastin, LLP

707 N.E. Third Ave.
Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Recognition for Prosecutorial EffortsFederal Bureau of Investigation2007
Sustained Prosecutorial ExcellenceFederal Bureau of Investigation2007
HHS Inspector General's Prosecutorial Excellence RecognitionHHS2004
Certificate of Recognition for Prosecutorial EffortsFederal Bureau of Investigation2004
Certificate of RecognitionDrug Enforcement Administration2002
HHS Inspector General's Integrity AwardHHS Office of Inspector General2001
HHS Inspector General's Integrity AwardHHS2001
Certificate of Recognition for Prosecutorial EffortsFederal Bureau of Investigation2001
Sustained Prosecutorial ExcellenceFederal Bureau of Investigation2001
Tim Evans Award for Outstanding Performance as Asst. US AttorneyUnited States Attorneys Office, Southern Distict of Florida2001
Outstanding Contributions in Field of Drug and Law EnforcementDrug Enforcement Administration2000
Outstanding Contributions in Field of Drug and Law EnforcementDrug Enforcement Administration1996
Director's Award for Superior PerformanceDirector, Executive Office for United States Attorneys1995
High Honors GraduateFlorida State University College of Law1991
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif1991
Law ReviewFlorida State University College of Law1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyNicholson Law Group, PA2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorFlorida International University2009 - 2009
Of CounselBroad & Cassel2007 - 2009
National Affirmative Civil Enforcement CoordinatorExecutive Office for United States Attorneys2006 - 2007
National Health Care Fraud CoordinatorExexutive Office for United States Attorneys2001 - 2002
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorneys Office1994 - 2007
Trial AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1992 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Health Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair - Enforcement Committee2011 - Present
Health Law Section, The Florida BarExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Enforcement Committee, American Health Lawyers AssociationCommittee Member2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2007 - 2009
Health Care Compliance AssociationMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember1992 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)Executive Summary - 2012 HHS-OIG Work Plan2011
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review PhysiciansFraud, Quality of Care, and Program Integrity: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Fraud Enforcement and Compliance2010
Health Care Compliance AssociationCurrent Issues in Off-Label Promotion2009
Health Care Compliance AssociationWhen the Goverment Knocks2008
ABA Healthcare Fraud 2006 Conference ManualOverview of Federal Health Care Enforcement2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJuris Doctor - High Honors1991
University of Central FloridaLegal StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science - Highest Honors1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Annual ConferenceFraud, Qualilty of Care and Program Integrity2010
Health Care Compliance Association 2009 National INstituteCompliance Issues Under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act2009
Compliance Issues Under the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device OrganizationsHealth Care Compliance Association Compliance Institute2009
Trial Demonstration Panel - United States v. Bernard Graves, et al.Health Care Fraud 20082008
Heath Care Compliance Association 2008 Compliance InstituteHandling Interal and External Investigations2008
Handling a Healthcare Fraud Investigation/External and Internal InvestigationsHealth Care Compliance Association Compliance Institute2008
Establishing Best Practices for Effective Fraud InterventionCorporate Fraud Audit and Investigations, Marcus Evans Conferences2008
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse: A Prosecutor's PerspectiveNational Summit on Quality/Performance Management & Compliance in Healthcare2007
False Claims Litigation in FloridaLorman Education Services2007
The Range of Government InvestigationsGovernment Investigations Conference2006
Preservation of Assets in Health Care Fraud CasesHealth Care Fraud Coordinator's Conference2006
Negotiating False Claims Act SettlementsHealth Care Fraud 20062006
Law Enforcement Perspective PanelsElectronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances2006
Frequently Asked Legal QuestionsHealth Care Fraud Managers Conference2006
Foundations of White Collar Practice and Handling A Health Care Fraud CaseHealth Care Fraud 20062006
Who's Who in Health Care Fraud EnforcementBasic Health Care Fraud For New Assistant United States Attorneys Seminar2005
Private Payers SIU Operations and Law Enforcement Cooperation in HCF EnforcementDecision Health Private Payer Summit2005
Medicare Fraud UpdateFlorida Medical Compliance Summit2005
Investigation of Diversion Cases - Prosecuting Illegal Distribution and Dispensing of Pharmaceutical Controlled SubstancesDEA and DOJ Joint Training2005
Health Care Fraud - What Health Care Providers Need to KnowSouthern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Conference2005
Criminal Diversion InvestigationsInternet Pharmacy and Controlled Substance Pharmaceutical Diversion Prosecution Seminar2005
Who's Who in Health Care Fraud Enforcement. Overview of Criminal Statutes & Charging Decisions. Health Care Fraud HypotheticalBasic Health Care Fraud For New Assistant United States Attorneys Seminar2004
Presentation on Prosecutor's Perspective on Electronic Evidence and Courtroom PresentationCase Organization and Presentation Training Program2004
Presentation on Federal Civil and Criminal Enforcement Actions & MechanismsMedicare Fraud & Abuse: Avoiding Government Sanctions2004
Presentation on Federal Civil & Criminal Health Care Fraud Statutes & EnforcementNew Agent Training2004
Presentation on Fed. Civil & Criminal Health Care Fraud Statutes & Enforcement, Presentation on Medical Records Privacy & EthicsFinancial Investigations Seminar2004
Presentation on Fed. Civil & Criminal Health Care Fraud Statutes & Enforcement Presentation on Medical Records Privacy & EthicsFinancial Investigations Seminar Federal Law Enforcement Training Center2004
Presentation on Emerging Issues in Pharmaceutical FraudPhysicians Issues Conference2004
Presentation - How the Government and Private Payers Work TogetherMedicare Complaint Alert2004
Workshop Facilitator-Affirmative Responses to Gov't Investigations, Grand Jury Invest. & Search Warrants- Commercial Ins. FraudHealth Care Fraud 20032003
Presentation - How the Government Decides What and Who to ProsecuteFlorida Medical Compliance Summit2003
Presentation - Electronic Courtroom PresentationHealth Care Fraud Managers Conference2003
Panel Speaker - Anti-kickback and Stark Law Enforcement, Panelist - Medicare Fraud & Abuse IssuesAddressing Medical Issues National Conference2003
Guest Lecturer on Federal Health Care Fraud EnforcementGraduate Management Fraud Seminar2003
ABA Health Care Fraud 2003Affirmative Responses to Government Investigations2003
Presented Update on Federal Health Care Fraud Enforcement ActionsNational Medicaid Fraud Control Units Directors Cinference2002
Presentation on Federal Civil and Criminal Health Care Fraud Statutes and EnforcementFinancial Investigations Seminar2002
Presentation on Federal Civil and Criminal Health Care Fraud Statutes and EnforcementNew Agent Training2002
Presentation - Health Care Fraud - What Health Providers Need to KnowSouthern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Conference2002
Presentation - Health Care Fraud - What Health Providers Need to KnowFlorida Medical Compliance Summit2002
Panelist & Presenter on Prescription Drug Diversion InvestigationsSeries Topics in Health Care Fraud Seminar2002
Panel Speaker on the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and Health Care FraudFood and Drug Law Institute Annual Education Conference2002
Panel Speaker on Enforcement Agenda 2002Health Care Fraud 20022002
Guest Lecturer on Federal Health Care Fraud EnforcementGraduate Management Fraud Seminar2001
Course Development Working Group and Faculty MemberHealth Care Fraud Symposium2001
Presentation on Federal Criminal Statutory OverviewHealth Care Fraud 20002000
Workshop Facilitator- Grand Jury Investigations and Search WarrantsHealth Care Fraud 19991999