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Languages spoken: Italian

Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 90%
    23 years
  2. Life Sciences: 10%
    16 years

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. She is an excellent Attorney with unsurpassed expertise in Health Care Fraud and Abuse.


    Melissa Hart Health care Attorney
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3000 K Street, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20007


DCActive 199407/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bronze Medal for Outstanding Employee of the YearHHS Office of the Inspector General2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselFOLEY & LARDNER LLP2007 - Present
Senior Counsel, Deputy Branch Chief, Branch ChiefU.S. Department of Health & Human Service, Office of Inspector General2000 - 2007
Associate and Senior AssociateMiller & Chevalier1993 - 1999
Law Clerk and Legislative AssistantCouncil of the District of Columbia1988 - 1993
Legal AssistantWilmer Cutler Pickering1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Health Lawyers AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Health Care Compliance AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaTreasurer, Health Law Chair, Judicial Endorsements Chair1993 - Present
American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section, Debarment and Suspension CommitteeVice-ChairN/A
Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia FoundationBoard Member, Treasurer2002 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
Health Law 360Revisions to the Advamed Code of Ethics2009
Health Law 360OIG Offers a Carrot for Self Disclosure2008
Georgetown Law JournalA New Gay Rights Agenda? Dynamic Statutory Interpretation and Sexual Orientation Discrimination1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Colgate UniversityHistoryA.B.1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HCCA Compliance InstituteEMTALA Compliance and the Antikickback and Stark Laws2009
AHLA Inhouse Counsel ProgramRegulating Conflicts of Interest2009
Maryland Hospital AssociationOverview of the CMS Recorvery Audit Contractor Program2008
Health Care Financial Management Association, Southern California ChapterReading the Tea Leaves: Legislative and OIG/CMS Update2008
Health Care Compliance Association Annual Compliance InstituteFederal and State Administrative Sanctions2008
Foley's Friday Focus Web Conference SeriesMuch Ado About Arrangements: Compliance Perspectives on Conflicts of Interest in Physician Relationships2008
Florida Healthcare Corporate Compliance AssociationNavigating ALJ Appeals2008
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association 42nd Annual Lawyers' ConferenceTime's Up: Health Plans Need to Pay Close Attention to the OIG2008
American Health Lawyers Association, Life Sciences Law InstituteTrends in Corporate Integrity: Investigations and Obligations2008
AHLA Annual MeetingObligations and Opportunities - Maximizing the Value of Your IRO2008
Virginia Hospital & Health Care AssociationThe Recovery Audit Contractor Initiative2007
American Health Lawyers Association Institute on Medicare & Medicaid Payment IssuesEffective Use of the OIG Self Disclosure Protocol2007
American Bar Association's 17th Annual National Institute on Health Care FraudNegotiating False Claims Act Settlements and Living Under Corporate Integrity Agreements2007
Strengthening the Government's Response to Medicaid Fraud ConferenceCase Resolution and Investigative Building Blocks2006
Health Care Billing & Management Association's Spring Educational ConferencePartnering with OIG: Compliance & Health Care Billing2004
Veteran's Health Administration Compliance and Business Integrity ConferenceCompliance, Enforcement & Risk in the Veteran's Health Administration and Conducting Compliance Assessments2001
ABA Business Law Section Spring MeetingHave Fraud and Abuse Laws Harmed Health Care?2001