Dates: October 15 - 17, 2023
Location: South Palm Beach, Florida
The Steering Committee welcomes up to 48 highly qualified healthcare fraud defense lawyers, personally selected from across the United States. Discussions will focus on enforcement matters including investigations and defense of healthcare fraud cases looking at both the criminal and civil side.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group identifies trends and developments across the United States for meaningful dialogue on the most pressing and provocative issues of the day. Participants learn how others address these problems and identify practical solutions that can work for them.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
RICHARD L. SCHEFF
PARTNER AND LEADER – EASTERN U.S.
Richard Scheff is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group and leads the execution of strategic growth for the firm on the east coast. Richard is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and corporate advisor. His practice primarily involves government and corporate investigations with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical, medical device and financial services industries.
Richard’s pharmaceutical and medical device experience includes matters involving the False Claims Act, off-label promotion, Medicaid best price law, nominal pricing, co-pay foundations, patient assistance programs, sponsorships, patient advocacy programs and claims under the Anti-Kickback Act.
Richard’s financial services experience includes fraud allegations, tax claims, insider trading, consumer claims and Native American lending. Richard also has extensive experience representing colleges and universities in a variety of investigative matters involving the Clery Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), compliance matters, campus safety and security, student aid, and disciplinary or criminal conduct by students, including cases involving alleged sexual assault.
Throughout his career, Richard has appeared and handled matters in courts across the country and he has represented clients in administrative matters before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Richard performs internal investigations for and counsels large, public and private companies as well as individuals. Richard has successfully represented numerous corporations, institutions, boards and senior executives in proceedings in state and federal enforcement matters.
Richard was retained by the United States Department of Justice to assist the South African government form a civilian police review board. South Africa’s apartheid legislation had recently been outlawed and the government had been experiencing numerous allegations of alleged police brutality of people in custody. The call for a civilian review board to evaluate these types of allegations was deemed necessary by the new government to curb alleged abuses and restore confidence in a police force that had been subject to significant criticism.
Richard was designated as assistant secretary of the treasury for enforcement by President Clinton and served as a consultant in that role with authority over the Treasury law enforcement agencies. He consulted with the Department regarding high profile incidents in Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and coordinated with White House Security to combat international money laundering and other issues.
Richard is a frequent speaker and has been quoted extensively by national media – including TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Legal Intelligencer and The Philadelphia Inquirer – on investigations, compliance, labor racketeering and criminal defense topics. In addition, he has served as a lecturer at renowned law schools including New York University, Villanova University, Temple University, Widener University and Rutgers University.
CHARITABLE AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Prior to joining the firm, Richard was a partner at a mid-Atlantic law firm, for which he served as executive chairman, chairman, vice-chairman and head of the litigation department. He served as a member of the firm’s management committee for 18 years and chaired that committee for seven years. In his various roles, Richard was responsible for the management, growth and strategic direction of that firm. Before entering private practice, he had a distinguished career as chief of the Corruption/Labor Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he oversaw a team of 10 trial attorneys. He supervised a number of high-profile cases during his tenure, including a significant police corruption case and the prosecution of a district council president. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Richard served as lead trial counsel in the investigation of a roofers union. He served as prosecutor in the organized crime case, which launched a judicial corruption investigation and led to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s removal of 12 Philadelphia judges. He also prosecuted a number of defense contractor fraud cases, as well as high-profile health care and money laundering and arms trade matters.
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Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among highly qualified healthcare fraud defense lawyers.
“What sets this conference apart is the limited number of participants and the open free-flowing nature of the discussions. Everyone there had so much to add, and it made for an excellent substantive conference. On a personal level, great to make connections with a broad variety of perspectives.”Jim D. Gatta Goodwin Procter LLP New York, NY
"Very substantive, intimate, fun, knowledgeable colleagues."Lynn A. Neils Foley Hoag LLP New York, NY
"The Forum is a size that allows networking and developing long lasting relationships in ways that larger conferences don't. It's like running in with 25 of your contacts and referral sources for a few days. I can't recommend it more highly."Jennifer L. Beidel Dykema Gossett PLLC Philadelphia, PA
"I attended the Forum on Civil & Criminal Healthcare Fraud Enforcement for the first time in October 2022. It was truly a first-class experience. The group of attendees were small enough to allow for lots of participation and interaction, which was also large enough to provide a diverse selection."Jeffrey B. Coopersmith Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Seattle, WA
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