Dr. Nick Oberheiden has earned a nationwide reputation for providing effective advocacy and representation in a broad range of federal compliance and defense matters. With experience ranging from helping clients avoid recoupment liability in Medicare compliance audits to resolving criminal whistleblower investigations without charges being filed, Dr. Oberheiden is trusted counsel for clients ranging from licensed professionals to large corporate entities. He has successfully defended clients in investigations involving the DOJ, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and all other major federal law enforcement agencies, and he has obtained precedential verdicts in multiple federal jurisdictions.
Clients approach attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden to seek effective protection against criminal prosecution, license revocations, complex litigation, and regarding questions of corporate compliance. Nick represents clients in civil and criminal cases.
If you have any question regarding a civil or criminal case or investigation, please contact Nick directly for a free and confidential consultation.
Clients from more than 40 states have hired Nick to represent them against government investigations, grand jury proceedings, whistleblower cases, criminal prosecution, as well as to assist in healthcare audits and federal litigation proceedings. Known for his exceptional analytical skills and effectiveness, Nick routinely avoids criminal charges in federal investigations and in every False Claims Act matter.
Featured for his litigation practice by media stations in all 50 States, Nick has made a name for himself in many high-profile cases such as the Michael Cohen investigation (former attorney to the President), cases of national significance involving the U.S. Department of State, the United States House Committee on Ethics, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and the FBI. As perhaps one sign of his broad peer recognition— of all lawyers available—current DOJ-prosecutors, intelligence community personnel with SAP/SCI top secret clearance, federal agents, and lawyers routinely choose Nick when facing internal DOJ/OIG probes, criminal investigation, or license revocations.
In 2009, the American Academy nominated Dr. Oberheiden to interview U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
FBI, OIG & DEA Investigations
A large portion of Nick’s work involves the defense of healthcare providers and businesses in DEA opioid cases, healthcare fraud, kickback, Medicare Fraud, and insurance fraud cases. Additionally, Nick has resolved a plethora of federal conspiracy charges, Controlled Substances Act cases, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, computer offenses, major public corruption, bribery, investor fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud and other matters in courts, at U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and before federal agencies virtually across the United States.
Litigation & Trials
Nick set his first federal precedent when he, in the early stage of private practice, convinced a federal judge to break with 70 years of established practice and redefined the subpoena authority of attorneys under Rule 45 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In that case alone, Nick quashed 14 federal subpoenas. A former member of the elite White & Case, LLP New York International Arbitration & Litigation Group, Nick has appeared in litigation proceedings throughout the country and never once lost a motion for summary judgment, a motion on jurisdiction, or a whistleblower case.
Judges have described Nick on record as “extremely eloquent” (United States v. Brathwaite) and as a “well-known expert in healthcare cases” (United States v. Baker) and verified clients have added that Nick is a “federal litigation superstar“ and a “true lifesaver.” Nick has written several widely published books, articles, and blogs and he has taught constitutional law and federal procedure on five continents. Nick’s Ph.D. thesis, a critical analysis of constitutional interpretation, was personally enriched by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer, the Chief Justice of Brazil, and others.
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Dr. Oberheiden studied law in Los Angeles, The Hague, Heidelberg, Munich, and Hamburg and earned a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where Dr. Oberheiden received the Morris Greenspan Memorial Price for excellence in international law. Additionally, Dr. Oberheiden earned a Doctor of Law from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, with a comparative analysis of the practices of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Brazilian Supremo Tribunal Federal, and the German Federal Constitutional Court. Prior, Dr. Oberheiden graduated from law school in Germany.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.