Our health care practice litigation team includes trial lawyers who routinely represent the interests of multi-national pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, managed care, health plan and health care insurers, hospitals, multi-hospital health systems, physicians and physician groups, academic medical centers, skilled nursing centers, and home health, hospice, and long term care facilities in a range of litigation, investigations, civil investigative demand (CID) proceedings, and threatened litigation, including high-profile matters involving billion dollar claims and cutting-edge issues. We also have extensive experience with regulatory reviews and appeals, and many of our lawyers serve as hearing officers. Our health care practice litigation team is also well versed in mediations, alternative dispute resolutions and arbitrations.
Recognizing that not all matters can be resolved pre-suit, our lawyers have represented health care clients in state and federal courts across the United States, including multi-district (MDL) proceedings. We have represented clients in prosecutions, civil enforcement, and qui tam and other whistleblower actions brought by private plaintiffs, the United States Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, and other government bodies. Our trial team has experience in drug pricing litigation (AWP, WAC, AMP, and Best Price), state and federal false claims act and anti-kickback cases, consumer protection cases, off-label promotion and marketing, and product liability and product recall cases. In undertaking this work, our lawyers have experience working with and against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU), and various State Attorneys General. Locke Lord lawyers further defend insurers, hospitals, health systems, and other health care providers in a variety of areas. Our trial lawyers work closely with our health care corporate and regulatory lawyers and have a proven record of representing the interests of our clients, including their current and former employees and officers, in major litigation.