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 clients in connection with Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC) and Program Safeguard Contractor (PSC) defense cases
Before entering private practice, I served as Deputy Director for Legal Programs at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA).
Prior to serving in Washington, D.C., I worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas, Houston office, where he 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.
In 1997, I was detailed to the EOUSA in Washington, D.C. as its 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 and have two sons, ages 16 and 18.