This four-part webinar series is for General Counsel, Compliance Officers, and other key stakeholders in the healthcare industry. When legal or regulatory compliance issues arise, the risks, costs, and disruption can be tremendous. Using tried-and-true techniques to investigate, contend with, and resolve such issues can mitigate these burdens. Learn from lawyers who have been through these matters many times.
These discussions will be based on real-life scenarios that participants will receive in advance, and will offer practical, actionable approaches to the most confounding challenges.
Session II: Internal and Government Investigation Strategies
We will discuss how to conduct solid internal investigations and hear from a former United States Attorney about what the government expects organizations to do and the investigative techniques that the government uses.
Moderator: Frank Sheeder
Frank Sheeder focuses his practice on healthcare enforcement defense and compliance. He has defended clients against civil and criminal fraud allegations brought by federal and state government agencies and other hostile third-party litigants—especially whistle-blowers—for more than 30 years. Frank represents clients facing government enforcement initiatives, complex healthcare litigation, and regulatory compliance matters.
Presenter: Wade Pearson Miller
Wade Miller is a partner in Alston & Bird's Atlanta office and focuses her practice on healthcare litigation and regulatory compliance. Ms. Miller represents a broad array of healthcare providers, including national hospital chains, pharmaceutical companies, health plans, nursing homes, home health and hospice providers. She represents healthcare clients in the defense of civil False Claims Act actions, government investigations and whistleblower actions. Ms. Miller's practice also involves conducting internal investigations for healthcare clients concerning issues of compliance with federal and state healthcare regulations and advising clients on making voluntary self-disclosures.
Guest: Matthew Dowell
Matthew Dowell is a senior associate in the Litigation & Trial Practice Group whose practice focuses on government investigations and complex litigation. Matthew has conducted extensive internal investigations and worked on criminal and civil proceedings related to alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Matthew has also worked on multidistrict litigation, antitrust class actions, and complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts.