Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is expanding its Health
Care Enforcement Defense practice with the addition of Larry Freedman,
an experienced defense attorney and former Assistant Director in the
Civil Fraud Section at the US Department of Justice. He joins the firm
from Patton Boggs, where he represented health care providers and life
sciences companies for nine years. Mr. Freedman will serve as a Member
in the firm's Health Law Practice and be based in Washington, D.C.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Freedman's litigation practice has
focused on defending clients against allegations and investigation of
fraud and abuse involving governmental programs. He is experienced in
defending 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 Inspector General (HHS OIG), state
attorneys general and Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs). In
particular, Mr. Freedman has extensive experence representing clients
in matters involving the False Claims Act. His clients include
hospitals, durable medical equipment companies, clinical laboratories,
pharmaceutical and device manufacturers and individual health care
In addition, Mr. Freedman has extensive experience handling white collar
investigations, complex litigation and global resolutions involving
criminal, civil and administrative allegations, federal and state
interests and multiple jurisdictions. He also regularly counsels
companies through internal investigations and investor due diligence
"Our team has long respected Larry for the breadth and depth of
expertise in this high-stakes area of health law," said Karen Lovitch,
who leads the firm's Health Law Practice. "Larry's background and
experience will further enhance our extensive health care enforcement
During his 14-year tenure with the Civil Fraud Section of the DOJ, Mr.
Freedman focused solely on the False Claims Act and its qui tam
provisions. As an Assistant Director, he was responsible for cases
against hospitals and health systems, dialysis providers, clinical
laboratories, rehabilitation hospitals, and pharmaceutical and medical
device companies. He supervised hundreds of qui tam cases filed
in US district courts throughout the country, served on the leadership
team for the pharmaceutical enforcement initiative, and managed
high-profile actions often involving multiple US Attorneys' Offices and
Prior to his position as Assistant Director, Mr. Freedman served with
the Civil Fraud Section as a trial attorney focused on health care fraud
and defense procurement. He co-led the notable investigation and
prosecution of national independent clinical laboratories known as
"Operation LABSCAM." For his achievements, Mr. Freedman was recognized
by the Attorney General with the Department's "Exceptional Service"
Award and "Distinguished Service" Award, the DOJ's two highest honors.
He has also been recognized by the HHS OIG and the National Association
of Medicaid Fraud Control Units.
A graduate of Colgate University, Mr. Freedman earned his law degree
from Yale Law School.
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