More and more of our healthcare and business clients are finding themselves targets of governmental investigations or victims of fraud. In this current climate of recently enacted anti-fraud laws and enhanced governmental scrutiny in virtually every industry, but particularly in the healthcare field, early intervention and retaining competent counsel in this highly specialized area of law is critical. Our Firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Practice Group is always available to service the needs of its healthcare and business clients.
The attorneys in this practice group, headed by Alfredo F. Mendez, Esq., a highly experienced and well-credentialed former federal and state prosecutor and defense attorney, have the skills and experience required to represent you vigorously and successfully should you face, or be involved in, an investigation, prosecution or audit by a law enforcement, governmental or regulatory agency. Similarly, we are available to represent you should you or your business be victimized by a crime or financial fraud.
Our Practice Group handles matters before the New York State Attorney General’s Office, including its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General; the District Attorney’s Office; the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the U.S. Attorney’s Office; the U.S. Department of Justice; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Postal Inspector; the Securities and Exchange Commission; and other federal, state or local governmental agencies in many areas including those involving Health Care Fraud, including Medicaid and Medicare Fraud; Investment Fraud; Mortgage and Banking Fraud; Insurance Fraud, including No-Fault and Workers Compensation Fraud; Tax Crimes; Public Corruption and Official Misconduct; Money Laundering; Theft, Embezzlement and other Property Crimes; and Criminal and Civil Forfeiture.
Prior to going into private practice, the lawyers in this practice group served in management and leadership positions in government, thus bringing an insider’s perspective to our clients’ representation.
If you have any questions or related concerns in this area, or if you are contacted by law enforcement personnel, please feel free to contact Mr. Mendez in our Brooklyn office. Thank you.