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MICHAEL A. MORSE is a partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, where he serves as Chair of the Qui Tam Practice Group.
Mr. Morse is also a member of the Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Group as well as the Health Care and Litigation Practice Groups.
He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office from 1997-2000. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Morse handled hundreds of felony cases, and briefed and argued numerous cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Courts.
Mr. Morse has developed a nationwide practice representing whistleblowers, under federal and state false claims acts, who report fraud committed against the government by corporations and individuals. He represents whistleblowers from across the United States who have exposed fraud against the federal and state governments in the areas of: pharmaceutical sales and marketing; health care; defense contracting; finance; construction; research; and government procurement.
Mr. Morse was counsel for the lead whistleblowers in a number of the most successful false claims cases in United States history, including:
Mr. Morse also defends corporations, executives, public officials, hospitals, device manufacturers, and health care providers in criminal and civil fraud matters in federal and state courts across the U.S. He defended a physician charged with 82 counts of health care fraud, who was acquitted of all charges following a three-week jury trial in federal court.
Mr. Morse advises hospitals, health systems, medical schools, physicians, health care practices, device manufacturers and executives of pharmaceutical companies throughout the U.S. in contracting, compliance, regulatory, antitrust and fraud and abuse matters. He regularly conducts internal fraud and compliance investigations for private and publicly-traded corporations. Mr. Morse also speaks regularly to audiences across the country on fraud, abuse and compliance matters.
Mr. Morse has represented clients in a wide-variety of complex litigation matters, including: protecting a publicly traded company against the misappropriation of its trade secrets; defending a large semi-conductor manufacturer against allegations of patent infringement; defending public and private employers in state and federal courts against allegations of wrongful termination and discrimination; defending a former executive against allegations of securities fraud involving a multi-billion dollar international finance company; and defending a large municipality against allegations of civil rights violations.
Mr. Morse is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, New York and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Federal Courts Committee. He also has served as a member of the editorial board of the American Bar Association's Criminal Litigation newsletter, and a member of the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association's Mid-Atlantic White Collar Crime Committee.
Mr. Morse has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. Previously, he was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2005 through 2008 and 2010 through 2012 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. He has also been selected by The Legal Intelligencer as a Lawyer on the Fast Track for 2010.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Lawyers on the Fast Track||The Legal Intelligencer||2010|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Outstanding Newsletter Editor||American Bar Association||2007|
|Partner||Miller Alfano & Raspanti, P.C.||2000 - 2007|
|Assistant District Attorney||Philadelphia District Attorney's Office||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Health Care Compliance Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Taxpayers Against Fraud||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee||Co-Chair||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association Journal||Protecting the Empire: A Practitioner's Primer on the New York State False Claims Act||2010|
|The Legal Intelligencer||Major Amendments to the Federal False Claims Act||2009|
|Health Law Handbook||Medical Apology Laws and Adverse Event Reporting Under the PSQIA||2009|
|Health Law Handbook||Deficit Reduction Act of 2005: False Claims Education Requirements and the Rise of State False Claims Acts||2008|
|Litigation||More Than A Mail Drop: Redefining the Role of Local Counsel||2006|
|Emory University School of Law||N/A||JD||1997|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|21st Annual Compliance Institute||P06-False Claims Act Developments||2017|
|PICPA Health Care Conference||Health Care Fraud and Abuse||2016|
|20th Annual Compliance Institute||False Claims Act Developments||2016|
|20th Annual Compliance Institute||False Claims Act Developments||2016|
|Criminal Justice Section and White Collar Crime Southeast Region Subcommittee||Qui Tam Litigation, A Practitioner's Symposium||2015|
|Compliance Institute||False Claims Act Developments||2015|
|ABA's Section of Litigation Healthcare LA Regional Conference||Complexities of Parallel Proceeding Under the False Claims Act||2015|
|PICPA Healthcare Conference||PICPA Healthcare Conference||2014|
|HCCA 2014 Compliance Institute||False Claims Act Developments||2014|
|Annual Bench-Bar Conference||Whistleblower Litigation||2014|
|2014 ABA Civil False Claims Act & Qui Tam Enforcement National Institute||2014 ABA Civil False Claims Act & Qui Tam Enforcement National Institute||2014|
|University of Michigan School of Law||Case Study of a Qui Tam Case||2013|
|PBI's 19th Annual Health Law Institute||Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayments: The 60-day Rule and False Claims Act Liability||2013|
|National Business Institute CLE||False Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation||2013|
|National Association of Portable Xray Providers Annual Convention||False Claims Act Developments||2013|
|HCCA's South Atlantic Regional Annual Conference||Anatomy of a Whistleblower Case||2013|
|ABA Internal Corporate Investigations 2013 Program||Internal Corporate Investigations||2013|
|Health Care Conference||Health Care Fraud||2011|
|Compliance Institute||False Claims Act Update||2011|
|Not-For-Profit Conference||Whistleblower Policy and Fraud Compliance||2010|
|Health Law Institute||The Ten Things You Want to Know About Whistleblower Suits But Were Afraid to Ask||2010|
|National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and In-House Counsel Program||Whistleblowers and Subtle Retribution - Is the Concept of Whistleblower Protection Illusory||2009|