Federal Defense Lawyers Representing Individuals, Health Care Providers, and Corporate Clients in Kentucky
If you are facing a federal health care fraud investigation, federal criminal charges, or a business dispute in Kentucky, the federal defense team at Oberheiden, P.C. can help. Our Kentucky Federal Criminal Defense lawyers have decades of experience and a significant record of success in investigations, negotiations, and federal court proceedings.
What are you entitled to expect from your legal representation? At Oberheiden, P.C., we believe that all individuals, health care providers, and other entities have the right to professional representation that is custom-tailored to their unique individual circumstances. And that they deserve to make informed decisions with their immediate and long-term best interests in mind.
With decades of experience as federal defense lawyers and former prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Department of Justice (DOJ), we understand what is at stake in federal court, and we are intimately familiar with the laws, rules, processes, and procedures involved in asserting a successful defense. From health care fraud investigations to civil and criminal trials and appeals, our attorneys have collectively handled thousands of cases at the federal level. We focus our practice on federal matters because to do otherwise would be an injustice to our clients. We are passionate about fighting relentlessly to achieve the best possible outcome in every case we handle.
When you choose Oberheiden, P.C. to represent you, here is what you can expect:
- Personalized legal representation from a team of experienced federal law defense lawyers.
- A team approach that affords the best our firm has to offer.
- Personal handling of your case by senior attorneys at every step.
- An aggressive case strategy focused on securing the best potential outcome as cost-effectively as possible.
- Direct 24/7 access to your team of federal defense lawyers.
About Our Areas of Practice
1. Health Care Law
A significant portion of our practice is devoted to representing physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, clinics, toxicology laboratories, medical device companies, and other healthcare providers in federal legal matters. This includes: (i) health care law compliance; (ii) health care fraud audits and investigations; and (iii) administrative, civil, and criminal health care fraud matters.
Health Care Law Compliance
With decades of experience on both sides of health care fraud investigations and prosecutions, we offer comprehensive compliance program development and training for providers in Kentucky and nationwide. From structuring compensation arrangements to avoid Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute implications to maintaining strict adherence to the Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other government benefit program billing regulations, we help providers avoid the types of mistakes that lead to federal investigations. Learn more: Health Care Law Compliance.
Health Care Fraud Audits and Investigations
If your healthcare business or practice is being targeted in an audit or investigation, our attorneys will work to resolve the matter quickly and without the imposition of federal charges. We have significant experience in matters including:
- Attorney General Requests for Information (Medicaid Audits)
- Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs)
- DEA & Prescription Drug Investigations
- Letters from the U.S. Attorney’s Office
- Medicare Audits (ZPIC, RAC and MAC Audits and Appeals)
- Medicaid Audits
- OIG Subpoenas
- Requests for Depositions
Administrative, Civil, and Criminal Health Care Fraud Charges
If you are facing federal charges, licensing action, or loss of DEA registration as the result of a federal investigation, you need to put experience on your side. At Oberheiden, P.C., we have a proven record of success in cases involving:
- CMS and State Board Licensing Actions
- Controlled Substances Act Violations and DEA Registration Issues
- False Claims Act / Whistleblower Claims
- Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Department of Labor (DOL) Billing Fraud Claims
- Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Violations
- Other Health Care Fraud Charges
2. Federal Criminal Defense
Facing any type of federal criminal charge is an extremely serious matter. You could be facing life-altering penalties. To mitigate the consequences of your arrest to the greatest extent possible, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation immediately. At Oberheiden, P.C., our attorneys have represented the government and criminal defendants in cases involving all types of serious federal offenses. We rely on this experience to help our clients avoid unwarranted punishment through plea negotiations, trial representation, and representation on appeal.
Federal Criminal Defense Services
We represent individuals and corporate clients at all stages of the federal criminal prosecutorial process. Our federal criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in cases involving:
- Government and Internal Investigations
- Grand Jury Investigations
- Subpoenas to Testify in Court
- Trial Consultation and Representation
- Criminal Appeals
Cases We Handle
In federal cases, prosecutors will often pursue multiple charges against individual defendants in order to create the potential for decades of imprisonment and insurmountable financial penalties. We represent clients facing all types of federal charges, including:
3. Business Litigation
Disputes with competitors, suppliers, customers, patients, and former employees can be hugely disruptive, and they can quickly get out of hand if not managed appropriately. In addition to representing clients in matters involving the federal government, we also provide strategic defense representation for health care providers and other business entities facing civil litigation in federal court.
Negotiations, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and Trial Litigation
While going to trial will sometimes be necessary, in most cases, business disputes will be resolved through formal or informal negotiations during the litigation process. Mediation or arbitration may also be mandated by contract or statute. We have experience representing licensed professionals, executives, and companies of all sizes in matters including:
- Health Care Litigation
- Malpractice Defense
- Business Disputes
- Non-Compete Enforcement & Employment Litigation
- Antitrust Litigation
- Patent and Copyright Infringement
In addition to representing clients during the pre-trial and trial processes, we also have a team of highly-experienced appellate attorneys who represent clients in federal appeals. We represent new and existing clients at the appellate level, and we take a strategic approach focused on the unique requirements for obtaining favorable outcomes at the U.S. Court of Appeals. Learn more: Civil Appeals.
Answers to FAQs: Facing Federal Investigations and Court Proceedings in Kentucky
Q: Which federal agencies have oversight of health care providers in Kentucky?
Numerous federal agencies are involved in the government’s fight against health care fraud. In addition, several agencies have established task forces (including some joint task forces involving multiple agencies) targeting specific aspects of health care fraud and abuse. These authorities include:
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Department of Defense (DOD)
- Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG)
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Department of Labor (DOL)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Medicare Fraud Strike Force
- Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit
Q: Could I lose my license as a result of a federal investigation or malpractice lawsuit?
Indirectly, yes. If you or your practice is targeted in a federal health care fraud investigation or if you are sued for malpractice, this could lead to disciplinary action by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. License suspension or revocation is among the numerous collateral consequences of federal litigation. It is yet another reason to take your case extremely seriously.
Q: What else do I need to know if I am under investigation or facing charges for health care fraud?
As the target of a federal health care fraud investigation or prosecution, there is a lot you need to know. There are steps you need to take, mistakes you need to avoid, and difficult decisions you will need to make at each stage of the process. For more information, we encourage you to download our free guide: 5 Things You Must Know if You have been Charged with Health Care Fraud.
We offer a number of other free resources for health care providers facing federal legal issues as well.
Q: If I have been arrested on federal charges, do I need to be prepared to go to trial?
Not necessarily. While going to federal district court is certainly an option (and it may be your best option under certain circumstances), many federal cases are resolved through plea deal negotiations prior to trial. At Oberheiden, P.C., we have even had success getting clients’ charges dismissed following their indictments. The details of your case matter tremendously. And during your free initial consultation, we will begin gathering the information we need to assess the potential outcomes of your case.
Contact the Federal Law Defense Lawyers at Oberheiden, P.C.
Are you under investigation, facing federal charges, or preparing for a business dispute in Kentucky? As experienced Kentucky Federal Criminal Defense attorneys, we encourage you to contact us for a free initial consultation with our federal defense team. We can help you understand your situation, and we can help you make informed decisions about next steps for protecting your legal and financial interests. To discuss your options in confidence, call us 24/7 at (888) 519-4897 or tell us how to reach you and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
This information has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information may constitute attorney advertising in some jurisdictions. Reading of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Prior results cannot guarantee a similar future outcome in your case. Oberheiden, P.C. is a Texas LLP with headquarters in Dallas. Mr. Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law.