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My experience as a Health Care Lawyer includes being the Department of Justice National Health Care Fraud Coordinator, a federal prosecutor, and defense counsel for providers and individuals. As a litigator, I have had more than 50 trials and 25 appellate arguments, and I have appeared before virtually every Federal and State court (including the US Supreme Court). My experiences, combined with an ability to find innovative solutions to difficult problems, allows me to be a valuable resource in any civil or criminal fraud investigation – and, in particular, those involving allegations under the False Claims Act or Criminal violations of Healthcare Fraud Statutes.

In addition to these skills, I have recently been added to the Louisiana Mediator Registry and listed on the Louisiana State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections Mediator Registry.  I am proud of this achievement and hope to help many resolve their disputes through this mechanism.


Contact info

Law Offices of Paul Weidenfeld

2121 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20007

Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
    21 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Litigation: 15%
  4. White Collar Crime: 10%

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  • Richard W Westling

    I have known Paul for more than 15 years. During that time we have worked together as colleagues in the U.S. Attorney's Office and in private practice. We have aslo faced off against one another in a number of health care fraud cases. Paul is a talented lawyer and a tough opponent. He is a tireless advocate for his clients, who brings a wealth of health care enforcement experience and knowledge to his cases.


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DCActive 201307/10/2016
LAEligible to practice law198007/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Healthcare LitigatorNightingale's2008
Attorney General Award for Fraud PreventionDepartment of Justice2007
Cooperative Achievement AwardHealth and Human Services, Office of Inspector General2007
Investigation of the YearNational Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association2006
Integrity AwardHealth and Human Services, Office of Inspector General2005
Exceptional Contribution AwardDefense Contract Audit Agency2005
Exceptional Contributions AwardUnited States Department of Labor2005
Recognition of Service AwardDefense Criminal Investigative Service2005
Recognition of Service AwardFederal Bureau of Investigation2002
Outstanding Prosecution AwardNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)2001
Outstanding Prosecution AwardNaval Criminal Investigative Service2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Paul Weidenfeld2015 - Present
Co-FounderExclusion Screening, LLC2015 - Present
PartnerLiles Parker, PLLC2011 - Present
PartnerOber, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, A Professional Corporation2007 - 2009
National Health Care Fraud CoordinatorDepartment of Justice2005 - 2007
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Fraud Coordinator, Deputy ChiefDepartment of Justice1995 - 2005
AttorneySole Practitioner1993 - 1995
PartnerWaltzer and Bagneris1985 - 1993
Trial CounselOrleans Parish Indigent Defender Program1981 - 1985
Law Clerk to Hon. Peter H. BeerUnited States District Court, Eastern District Of Louisiana1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Abuse Practice GroupN/A2007 - Present
Louisiana State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionN/A1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States vs. Tenet HealthCare SystemsSettlement
United States vs. Melville BorneConviction of Melville Borne
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publication, Inside the Mind SeriesNursing Home Litigation - Failure of Care: United States v. Melville Borne, White Collar Strategies2009
Ober/Kaler Payment MattersFive Things You Should Know about the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 20092009
Ober/Kaler Payment MattersAllison Engine: A "less friendly" environment for Qui Tam plaintiffs - but how much so?2009
USA BulletinAnatomy of a Nursing Home Case2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarFalse Claims Act Update2012
WebinarConducting Internal Investigations, Tips You Should Know2011
District of Columbia Bar, Litigation SectionNew Weapons in the Government's Enhanced Enforcement Arsenal2011
Dept. of Justice, Health Care Fraud Trial Practice Seminar,Coordination of Pleadings and other Matters in Parallel Proceedings2007
CBI Annual Medical Device and Diagnostic Marketing Compliance CongressGovernment Initiatives in Medical Device Cases2007
American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance ForumProtecting Privilege in Internal Investigations2007
ABA Health Care Fraud ConferenceNursing Home Failure of Care Workshop2007
American Bar Association National Institute on Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam EnforcemenFalse Claims Act2006
Medicaid Fraud Control Units National ConferenceNursing Home Failure of Care Cases2005
American Bar Association Health Care Fraud ConferenceFailure of Care and Quality of Care Cases2004
Health Care Compliance Association National ConferenceGovernment Fraud Investigation Initiatives2003
CMS Survey and Certification Leadership SummitFalse Claims Act2003