Experienced Attorneys and Litigators Defending Health Care Professionals from Fraud Charges in Champaign, IL
Centrally located between three of the Midwest’s largest cities, Champaign, IL is a growing hub for businesses in the health care industry and others seeking to grab a piece of the Midwest market. If you live, work, or own a business in Champaign and you are under investigation or facing a legal dispute, or if you need assistance with health care compliance, the attorneys at the Oberheiden Law Group, PLLC can help. Contact us now for a confidential consultation.
With several office locations around the country, the Oberheiden Law Group is a team of experienced attorneys and former federal prosecutors who represent clients in health care law compliance and enforcement matters, business disputes, and criminal prosecutions involving serious federal charges. If you or your business needs legal help, it pays to put experience on your side. At the Oberheiden Law Group, we are litigators who have a long track record of securing favorable results for our clients – most of our cases have ended in no criminal charges. We have the resources, insights, and strategic focus needed to protect your interests in court, and we are available to take action quickly for your case in Champaign, IL.
What We Do
At the Oberheiden Law Group, we focus our practice in four primary areas: Health care compliance, health care fraud defense, criminal defense, and business litigation.
Health Care Compliance
With an extensive background in health care law, firm founder Nick Oberheiden combines his knowledge with the insights of our firm’s former federal health care fraud prosecutors to provide sage advice for clients in the area of health care compliance. From the Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Department of Labor billing requirements to laws such as the Stark Law and False Claims Act that impose severe criminal penalties for a wide range of violations, businesses in Champaign must maintain a constant focus on compliance. As the regulatory landscape is constantly evolving, health care compliance is an ongoing process that requires a strong commitment to doing what the law requires in order to avoid civil and criminal penalties.
In our health care law compliance practice, we focus on ensuring that our clients have the structures, systems, policies, and procedures in place to run their businesses confidently without fear that they could be unknowingly exposing themselves to liability. Whether you are establishing a new health care organization or you need to refocus your attention on your company’s current practices, our experienced health care attorneys can assist with:
- Compliance with Fraud and Abuse Laws, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, OSHA, and other Federal Health Care Statutes
- Establishment and Implementation of Employment Manuals and Policies
- Internal Compliance Trainings
- Organization of Management Services Organizations (MSOs), Physician Practice Management companies (PPMs), and other Business Structures
- Preparation of Operating Agreements, Marketing Agreements, and Other Contracts
Health Care Fraud Defense
If you or your business is under investigation for health care fraud, it is critical that you speak with an attorney before the investigation leads to charges. Health care fraud can carry both civil and criminal penalties; but, with experienced legal representation during your investigation, you may be able to keep all of these penalties off of the table.
At the Oberheiden Law Group, we represent individuals and corporate clients in health care fraud investigations and prosecutions throughout the greater Champaign, IL area, including:
- Business Owners
- Medical Providers
- Pharmacists and Pharmacies
- Management Services Organizations (MSOs)
“Health care fraud” is a broad term that encompasses violations of a wide variety of federal laws. While health care fraud investigations commonly involve allegations of improper billing practices under federal health care benefit programs (Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Department of Labor), there are numerous other issues that can garner the attention of federal investigators and prosecutors as well. As former federal prosecutors, our attorneys know federal health care investigations inside and out, and we can use our unique insights to help minimize the consequences of your federal health care fraud investigation.
In addition to health care fraud cases, our defense attorneys represent clients in a range of other federal criminal cases. Regardless of the allegations or charges against you, prompt intervention is critical, and you do not want to wait until the government has already built a case before you seek legal representation.
At the Oberheiden Law Group, we represent clients in Champaign and throughout the United States who are under investigation or facing federal charges for:
- Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs and Other Drug-Related Offenses
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Money Laundering
- Tax Evasion
- Violent Offenses and Property Crimes
Our firm also provides experienced legal representation for business disputes in and around Champaign, IL. We rely on our extensive experience as negotiators and litigators to find strategic, cost-effective solutions for protecting our clients’ businesses. We are available to represent Champaign-area businesses as well as out-of-state companies facing litigation in Illinois in cases involving:
- Contract Disputes
- Divorce Impacts on Business
- Employment Litigation
- Intellectual Property Issues (including Copyright, Patent, Trademark, and Trade Secret Infringement)
- Non-Compete Violations
- Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
- Securities Litigation
- Theft, Fraud, Forgery, and Privacy Issues (including Misappropriation of Funds and Computer Hacking)
- Tortious Interference
The Oberheiden Law Group: Our Team
The Oberheiden Law Group is led by Dr. Nick Oberheiden, firm founder and experienced litigator in the areas of health care law, criminal defense, and business disputes. In addition to representing clients on a case-by-case basis, Dr. Oberheiden has also served as outside chief counsel for several national companies, providing day-to-day advice and litigation representation for health care compliance, federal securities, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and other matters.
Also leading the Oberheiden Law Group’s national defense practice is former federal prosecutor Lynette Byrd. Meet our team.
The Oberheiden Law Group: Our Approach
At the Oberheiden Law Group, we pride ourselves on taking a unique approach that has proven time and again to serve our clients effectively in negotiations with prosecutors and counterparties and, when necessary, in court. Our attorneys:
- Assess – When you contact us about your investigation, charges, or business dispute, we will quickly provide a thorough assessment of the circumstances and your legal rights. Understanding the situation is the first step toward building an effective, strategic defense, and we want to make sure you avoid any mistakes that could lead to further legal issues.
- Intervene – In federal government investigations, we seek to intervene as soon as possible. We will make contact with the investigators and prosecutors to let them know that we are now on your side. This early intervention is critical, and it is a major factor in resolving cases before they lead to civil or criminal charges.
- Negotiate – If at all possible, we will seek to negotiate a favorable resolution prior to trial. Whether that means convincing prosecutors not to bring charges or negotiating for reduced charges in order to keep certain penalties off of the table, we will pursue a personalized strategy focused on securing the best possible outcome in light of the facts at hand.
- Prepare – Preparation is key, and we emphasize thorough preparation at each stage of our representation. From approaching negotiations to moving toward trial, our goal is to be prepared for all possible contingencies in order to reduce uncertainty and control the course of the proceedings.
- Litigate – Finally, when necessary, we litigate vigorously to protect our clients’ interests at trial. In both civil and criminal matters, we bring the same aggressive and strategic approach designed to cast doubt on the prosecution’s case or the counterparty’s claims in the minds of the judge and jury. Relying on decades of experience and thorough pre-trial preparation, our attorneys strive to present convincing arguments that leave little room for doubt about the proper outcome.
The Oberheiden Law Group: Our Results
Thanks to this approach, we and our clients have enjoyed a consistent record of favorable outcomes. The following is just a small sampling of the results we have achieved in health care fraud investigations and other federal civil and criminal matters:
- Numerous federal fraud investigations led by the Department of Justice: No charges.
- Numerous False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Medicare fraud investigations involving the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, and Department of Health and Human Resources: No civil or criminal liability; case dismissed.
- Federal drug charge investigation with possibility of 45 years in federal prison: No civil or criminal liability.
- Tricare fraud investigation involving nationally operating laboratory: No civil or criminal liability.
- Numerous qui tam lawsuits against national and regional health care clients, including toxicology laboratories: Government declined to intervene; no civil or criminal liability.
Schedule an Appointment at the Oberheiden Law Group, PLLC
If you would like to speak with the health care fraud defense attorneys and litigators at the Oberheiden Law Group, please contact us to arrange a confidential initial consultation. You can contact us 24/7, and if we do not respond immediately we will get back to you as soon as possible. From Champaign, Illinois, call (800) 810-0259 or request a consultation online to start protecting your personal and business interests today.
Oberheiden Law Group, PLLC
Serving Champaign, Illinois and Surrounding Areas