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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; federal stimulus; construction; research; collection; and government procurement.
Mr. Morse also represents whistleblowers who report the underpayment of federal income tax through the Internal Revenue Service’s Whistleblower Reward Program. He also represents whistleblowers who report fraud against investors in publicly traded companies, through the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s new Whistleblower Program. Mr. Morse has substantial experience in cases involving securities fraud, including against a multi-billion dollar international financing company.
In addition, Mr. Morse defends corporations, executives, hospitals, 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 to audiences across the country on fraud, abuse and compliance matters.
Mr. Morse regularly advises clients on Privacy matters, including: assessing current HIPAA compliance programs, drafting and implementing complaint privacy and security policies and procedures, negotiating and drafting appropriate Business Associates Agreements and Data Licensing Agreements, analyzing potential HIPAA "breaches" to determine whether reporting is required to patients, the media, and the Secretary of HHS, and training on the 2013 HIPAA rules.
Mr. Morse is recognized as an authority in the area of mandatory federal and state laws requiring hospitals and other medical providers to report medical errors, adverse events, near misses and device failures. He has written numerous articles and chapters on this emerging area of health care law and has presented this topic to hundreds of compliance officers, attorneys, and medical professionals across the United States.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Health Care Compliance Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Taxpayers Against Fraud||N/A||2000 - Present|
|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|
|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|