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