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Mintz Attorney Laurence J. Freedman to Speak at American Bar Association’s 24th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud

Laurence J. Freedman, a Member of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., is moderating a panel discussion at the 24th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud presented by the American Bar Association. The conference is being held May 14-16 in San Francisco, California.

Mr. Freedman’s panel, "Litigating False Claims Act Cases," will examine the key considerations, strategies and timing involved in motion practice, discovery, and procedural issues when it becomes necessary to litigate a health care False Claims Act case.

The 24th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud provides a rewarding educational experience for health care attorneys, regulators, compliance professionals, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and qui tam relators’ counsel. This National Institute draws panelists, facilitators, and participants from each of these significant groups and offers unique opportunities to meet and share experiences and concerns.

Mr. Freedman’s health care and life sciences litigation practice focuses on defending clients against fraud allegations and investigations under the False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions. He is highly experienced in representing clients against actions brought by federal and state agencies including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG), the United States Attorneys’ Offices, and state OIGs and Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs).

Attorneys in Mintz Health Law Practice, many of whom have held senior government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.