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Robert W Liles

Health care Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
    Texas - TX 30 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Health care
    75%
    My practice is focused on health care fraud defense, internal audits / investigations, compliance and regulatory matters. I have represented a wide variety of clients in civil and criminal proceedings, complex civil litigation, and in connection with reviews conducted under non-profit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements.

    31 years

  2. White collar crime
    25%
    As part of my health care practice, I advise and represent health care providers and suppliers in Federal and State criminal actions.

    31 years

My practice is focused on health care fraud / Medicare audit defense, internal audits / investigations, compliance and regulatory matters. I have represented a wide variety of health care providers and suppliers in connection with Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC), Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT), and Recovery Audit Program (RAC) audits and reviews.  

Before entering private practice, I worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas, Houston office, where I  primarily handled False Claims Act matters and cases. I was subsequently appointed as Chief of the Financial Litigation Unit for the Southern District of Texas.

After the enactment of HIPAA, I was detailed to the Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington, D.C. as our nation's first "National Health Care Fraud Coordinator." In this capacity, I advised Assistant United States Attorneys around the country on civil and criminal health fraud statutes, schemes, investigative tools, privacy concerns, and compliance issues. I have taught and lectured at more than 50 national conferences and seminars to DOJ prosecutors, investigators, auditors, and industry representatives on a variety of civil and criminal fraud and regulatory issues.

I am married to a Public Health Nurse and have two sons, ages 23 and 26. 

 

 

Location

Liles Parker, PLLC
2121 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20007
Liles Parker, PLLC
11111 Katy Freeway (By Appointment Only)
Suite 910
Houston, TX, 77079
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
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Worked with Robert Liles and his team. Excellent substantive knowledge and judgment. First class legal work.
Posted by Cyndee | March 10, 2016
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Very Responsive, Professional and Reliable
We have worked with Mr. Liles and attorneys from Liles Parker for more than a decade. They have always been extremely helpful, reliable and very responsive to our needs. Their attorneys are very knowledgeable and up-to-date on healthcare regulations and changes. We enthusiastically recommend their firm!
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2009
EXCELLENT HEALTH CARE ATTORNEY
Robert is an excellent health care attorney with a willingness to go that excellent mile. He addressed all my concerns with ease and confidence. He makes you feel comfortable and responds to your concerns objectively and knowledgeably. His expertise on billing and heath care issues is incredible. I highly recommend Robert and his firm for your billing and health care needs.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2009
Excellence in provider health care issues
Robert is ian ncredibly knowledgeable health care lawyer. He response quickly when you contact him. He makes you feel comfortable enough to ask him any question and responds honestly and objectively.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2008
Mr. Robert Liles is AWESOME!
Mr. Liles has worked with our association and members for several years now. He has always been very knowledgeable about billing and about regulatory issues concerning Government programs and non-Government insurance as well as a host of other regulatory issues affecting doctors, coders and medical billers. We highly recommend Liles Parker for any biller, coder or health care provider needing assistance with a regulatory issue as well as for general business issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 495-635 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Liles Parker, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Martyn Liles, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Senior Counsel
  • Jenkens & Gilchrist
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Deputy Director
  • Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Dept. of Justice
  • 1999 - 2000
  • National Health Care Fraud Coordinator
  • Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Dept. of Justice
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Chief, Financial Litigation Unit
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Houston TX
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Asst. U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Houston TX
  • 1994 - 1995
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1992
  • Trinity University, San Antonio TX
  • Master's in Hospital Administration
  • 1985
  • Trinity University, San Antonio TX
  • M.B.A.
  • 1984
  • University of the South
  • B.A. in Economics
  • 1982
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Associations

  • National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association of Professional Coders
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rated "Superb"
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rated "Superb"
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • "Top Lawyers in Washington, DC"
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • "Top Lawyers in Washington DC"
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • "Superb"
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • AVVO Rating of "Superb"
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale--Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AVVO Rating of "Superb"
  • AVVO
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale--Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AVVO Rating of "Superb"
  • AVVO
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Legion of Honor
  • Order of DeMolay
  • 2008
  • Named "Legal Editor" for the "Fraud and Abuse Answer Book"
  • DecisionHealth
  • 2008
  • Achievement Award for Legal Service to AMBA Members
  • American Medical Billing Association
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Named Outside General Counsel
  • American Medical Billing Association
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Appreciation Award for Labor Law Work
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, SDTX
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Named "Senior Litigation Counsel"
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 2000
  • Director's Award (Agency's Highest Award - for HCF work)
  • EOUSA, Dept. of Justice
  • 1998
  • Named "National Health Care Fraud Coordinator"
  • EOUSA, Dept. of Justice
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Published by "Practice Management Institute"
  • Certified Medical Compliance Officer (CMCO)®
  • 2011
  • Advocate MD Advisor Magazine
  • "Are ZPICs Tougher than RACs when Conducting a Medicare Audit?"
  • 2011
  • Billing and Coding Advantage Magazine
  • Cover Story: “Face to Face with Robert Liles, Esq.” (Article Discusses Third-Party Billing Company Issues)
  • 2007
  • The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make
  • "The 10 Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make When Handling Overpayments"
  • 2005
  • Journal of Health Care Compliance
  • "When Should a Provider Disclose and What is the Impact?
  • 2002
  • CodingLine Print
  • Health Privacy
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • 15th Annual National Medical Billing Conference
  • "Compliance Report -- Concerns and Risks for Billers and Coders"
  • 2015
  • 15th Annual National Medical Billing Conference
  • "Provider Exclusions, HIPAA Changes and Legal Issues with ICD-10"
  • 2015
  • Home Health Conference
  • “Preparing and Responding to Various Medicare Claims Audits”
  • 2015
  • Home Health Conference
  • “Employment Law Issues Impacting Home Health Agencies"
  • 2015
  • Private Duty Conference
  • “Understanding HIPAA and other Privacy Issues Affecting Your Private Duty Agency"
  • 2015
  • 2014 AMBA Webinar Series
  • “Identifying Risks and Modifying Your Compliance Plan to Take These Risks Into Account"
  • 2014
  • 2014 Webinar Series
  • “Human Resource / Employee Relations Risks"
  • 2014
  • Fall Conference
  • "Risky Business: Avoiding Program Integrity Pitfalls Currently Facing Your Health Care Practice "
  • 2014
  • NAMAS Annual Conference
  • “Enhanced Provider Exclusion Rules and the Impact on Your Screening Obligations"
  • 2014
  • NAMAS Annual Conference
  • “When to Disclose – Legal Obligations and Options"
  • 2014
  • NAMAS Annual Conference
  • “Enhanced Provider Exclusion Rules and the Impact on Your Screening Obligations"
  • 2014
  • NSCHBC Annual Conference -- Puerto Rico
  • “Be Careful Before Moving to Cloud Computing: A Contrarian View of the Inevitable”
  • 2014
  • Regulatory Educational Group Services
  • "Top 10 Steps You Can Take to Improve Compliance and Stay Out of Trouble with the Government"
  • 2014
  • TAHCH Private Duty Conference
  • “Risky Business. . . Avoiding Legal Pitfalls to Protect Your Business and Bottom Line"
  • 2014
  • Physician Practice Conference & Annual Business Meeting
  • “Red Hot Compliance Update -- 2013”
  • 2013
  • Rio Grande Valley Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Conference
  • “Overview of Health Care Compliance and Relevant Statutory Provisions Now Facing South Texas Providers.”
  • 2013
  • Fifth Annual Medical Coding Conference
  • "Building an Effective Anesthesia Compliance Program"
  • 2012
  • National Webinar -- January 6, 2012
  • "HIPAA, HITECH and Emerging Risk Areas for 2012"
  • 2012
  • Webinar
  • "Social Media Concerns for Providers and Billers"
  • 2012
  • National Webinar
  • Returning Overpayments to the Government
  • 2011
  • National Webinar -- December 7, 2011
  • "Reading the Tea Leaves -- Issues of Concern Covered in HHS-OIG's 2012 Workplan
  • 2011
  • Revenue Cycle Management 2011
  • "Responding to Unannounced Audits"
  • 2011
  • Annual Conference
  • Responding to an Audit by Medicaid Integrity Contractor
  • 2010
  • Practice Management Institute Annual Conference
  • Medicaid Intregity Contractors: The Newest Challenge Faced by Providers
  • 2010
  • South Texas Home Health Conference
  • Responding to ZPIC Audits and Investigations
  • 2010
  • 2009 Medical Billing and User Conference -- Orlando, FL
  • Issues Facing Third-Party Billing Companies
  • 2009
  • 2009 National Conference -- San Antonio, TX
  • Responding to PSC and RAC Audits
  • 2009
  • 21st Annual PAHCOM Conference -- Phoenix, AZ
  • Current Risks Faced by Physician Practices
  • 2009
  • Health Care Policy Conference -- Washington, DC
  • Overview of Current Federal Enforcement Efforts
  • 2009
  • Rocky Mountain AMBA Webinar
  • Current Issues Facing Third-Party Billing Companies
  • 2009
  • AMBA Central Texas Chapter Meeting -- Austin, TX
  • Issues Facing Third-Party Billing Companies
  • 2008
  • AMBA National Conference -- Las Vegas, NV
  • Regulatory Compliance Concerns with Percentage-Based Billing Agreements
  • 2008
  • Central Illinois Chapter Meeting -- Chicago, IL
  • Issues Facing Third-Party Companies
  • 2008
  • CMHC Survival Strategies -- Miami, FL
  • How to Respond if Your Clinic is the Subject of an Invesitgation
  • 2008
  • CMHC Survival Strategies -- Houston, TX
  • How to Conduct an Internal Compliance Audit of Your Clinic
  • 2008
  • DecisionHealth Fall Health Care Conference -- San Antonio, TX
  • RACs and PSCs: Addressing Audits by CMS Contractors
  • 2008
  • DecisionHealth Regional Conference -- Atlanta, GA
  • Provider-Vendor Relationships: How to Stay on the Right Side of the Red Line
  • 2008
  • DecisionHealth Regional Conference -- Atlanta, GA
  • Keynote Speaker: Post-Election Legislative Initiatives
  • 2008
  • PMI Regional Conference -- Anaheim, CA
  • A New Breed of CMS Contractors: PSCs and RACs
  • 2008
  • PMI Regional Conference -- Las Vegas, NV
  • A New Breed CMS Auditor: PSCs and RACs
  • 2008
  • AMBA Conference for Medical Office Professionals -- Largo, MD
  • Health Care Fraud: Audits and Investigations
  • 2007
  • MAB Annual Convention -- Las Vegas, NV
  • Compliance Violations and Penalties
  • 2007
  • Semmelweis Annual Conference -- Washington, DC
  • History and Current Status of the False Claims Act
  • 2007
  • 2006 Medical Practice Coding & Compliance Summit
  • Health Care Fraud: Issues and Concerns from a Legal Perspective
  • 2006
  • AMBA National Annual Conference -- Las Vegas, NV
  • Keynote Speaker: Health Care Compliance
  • 2006
  • MGMA Health Care Fraud Issues Faced by Medical Group Managers -- Washington, DC
  • Health Care Fraud Update
  • 2006
  • Prosecuting Chiropractic Fraud Cases -- Harrisburg, PA
  • Chiropractic Fraud Issues
  • 2006
  • Semmelweis Society Annual Conference -- Washington, DC
  • Bad Faith Peer Review Concerns
  • 2006
  • Handling Overpayments — Selected Issues and Considerations
  • Overpayment Issues
  • 2003
  • Health Privacy
  • HIPAA Privacy: An Essential Element of an Effective Compliance Strategy
  • 2003
  • Intensive Session in Trial Advocacy Skills
  • Trial Advocacy Skills
  • 2003
  • How To Respond to a Federal Investigation of Your Company
  • Responding to Federal Investigations
  • 2002
  • How to Respond to a Federal Investigation of Your Hospital or Medical Practice
  • Responding to an Investigation of Your Practice
  • 2002
  • NITA Intensive Session in Trial Advocacy Skills -- Washington, DC
  • Trial Advocacy Skills
  • 2002
  • Annual Meeting: Legislative Update
  • Pharmaceutical Legislative Initiatives
  • 2001
  • Health Care Fraud Enforcement & Voluntary Disclosure Considerations
  • Voluntary Disclosure Issues
  • 2001
  • Health Care Fraud Enforcement Efforts This Year and Beyond.
  • Health Care Fraud Enforcement Efforts
  • 2001
  • Health Care Fraud Enforcement Issues and Considerations
  • 2001 Podiatric Coding & Practice Management Summit
  • 2001
  • Ohio Hospital Association: Member Teleconference
  • New Leadership: What to Expect from DOJ and HHS-OIG
  • 2001
  • ABA Health Care Fraud Conference
  • Health Care Fraud Review Panel
  • 2000
  • Evaluator Team Leader Training
  • Priority Prosecution Areas
  • 2000
  • Ukrainian Prosecutors and Interior Ministry of Interior Law Enforcement Officials
  • Civil and Criminal Health Care Fraud Enforcement
  • 2000
  • Advanced health Care Fraud
  • Qui Tams
  • 1999
  • FLTC: Basic Health Care Fraud Enforcement -- Glynco, GA
  • Civil & Criminal Health Care Fraud Statutes
  • 1999
  • Midwest Regional Nursing Home Fraud and Abuse Conference
  • Moderator, Nursing Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Panel
  • 1999
  • Basic Affirmative Civil Enforcement Seminar
  • Use of the False Claims Act
  • 1998
  • EOUSA Civil Chiefs Seminar -- Columbia, SC
  • Use of the False Claims Act in Civil Health Care Matters
  • 1998
  • National Level Health Care Fraud Working Group
  • False Claims Act and National Project Developments
  • 1998
  • Affirmative Civil Enforcement
  • Role of Auditors & Investigators
  • 1997
  • Basic Health Care Fraud Prosecution Team Training
  • Investigative Techniques & Issues
  • 1997
  • Texas Statewide Financial Litigation Conference
  • Health Care Fraud Collection Issues
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Robert
Health care Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an excellent attorney and an even better person. I had the privilege to work with Robert and I consider him a great friend and mentor."
Health care Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Other
"Robert is a great lawyer and a terrific person. I am pleased to endorse him!"
Health care Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an experienced health care attorney and I recommend him. I enjoyed working with him at a high level attorney conference a couple of years ago. I was very impressed by his knowledge."
Health care Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert has worked with me on complicated high stakes issues for my clients. I am very satisfied with his style, approach, candor and the results. In one instance, he readily referred me to a colleague where he felt that was best attorney for the client. My clients have been singing his praises."
Health care Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Liles is a talented attorney and I recommend him. I had the pleasure of working with Robert at a recent high level attorney conference."
Health care Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an experienced and savvy healthcare law attorney who is extremely good at what he does. He is also passionate about his work. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a great healthcare attorney."
Health care Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Endorsement: I have known Robert several years and he has a passion for his work and in representing his clients. Robert is very smart, thorough, pragmatic, and results driven. He has been highly successful as an Assistant US Attorney and a senior Dept of Justice attorney and continues to be highly successful as one of the most accomplished attorneys in private practice in the area of healthcare law. His knowledge is unsurpassed in this area and I have had the pleasure of working with him on several legal matters including contractually mandated arbitration while representing a physician. I recommend visiting with him on all healthcare matters as his advice and his contacts throughout the country are invaluable."
Health care Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Liles is one of the best Medicare audit attorneys in the country. While I'm technically one of his competitors, he is always open to discussing new strategies and legal defenses with me and sharing some of his own ideas. If Robert is your attorney in a Medicare appeal, then you have as good of an attorney as you will ever find to handle your case. He's a great guy."
Health care Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Liles is a mild mannered legal dynamo. He is dedicated, thorough and extremely efficient. No stone is unturned in finding the way to a good resolution of a lawsuit. Robert cares about his client, let's them know the reality of their situation and keeps them calm. He knows the prosecutions methods, since he was a federal prosecutor. No one wants to need an attorney, especially if you are fighting for your business and reputation. Yet, here is a port in the storm of the insane legal system."
Health care Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Robert Liles is the most skilled attorney I have seen in the healthcare law area. His background is unique in that as an Assistant US Attorney and a senior Dept of Justice attorney, his job was to formulate many of today's policies and procedures for the Government in this area of law. Now in private practice, this background plus his great ability allow him to provide the most cogent, nuanced and practical advice I have experienced in the health area. The great demand for his speaking skills also testifies to this. I now trust my clients to Robert's advice exclusively in health matters."
Health care Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Robert for several years when we were at the U.S. Attorneys' Office in Houston. I have always been impressed by Robert's great skills at communicating with people, his ability to explain complex matters in easily understandable ways, his care for others, and, of course, his keen intellect. After our paths diverged, Robert moved to Washington, DC, where he worked at the U.S. Department of Justice and made fabulous contacts with attorneys in Main Justice and gained substantial experience about federal False Claims Act cases. While, unfortunately, we don't have the day-to-day contact that we once had, I value Robert's friendship and professionalism and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced, mature, insightful, and diligent attorney. He is a lawyers' lawyer. "
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