Continuing Legal Education

Responding to Government Investigations in Health Care (CHICAGO)

September 19, 2013
12:30 – 4:45 p.m.
4.00 MCLE hours

ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark St, Suite 900
(map and directions)

Get the best practice tips you need for
responding to government investigations in health care!

Do you represent hospitals, physicians, practice groups, or clinics? Are you an insurance attorney or government counsel working in the health law/regulation arena? Do you represent businesses that work within the health care industry? Then you won’t want to miss this informative half-day seminar designed to assist you in responding to the government’s health care investigations! Attorneys with intermediate practice skills who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The regulatory, insurance, and law enforcement agencies that investigate health care providers;
  • The methods for gathering and deploying large volumes of health and business records in response to government investigations;
  • The strategies for counseling clients through a grand jury or administrative subpoena; and
  • The implications of the Illinois Medicaid program on government investigations in health care affecting Illinois practitioners.
Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.


Program Coordinators:
Jonathan B. Loiterman
, Lowis & Gellen, LLP, Chicago

Program Moderator:
Gerald G. Goldberg
, Goldberg Law Group, LLC, Chicago



12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  First Contact: Counseling Clients through a Grand Jury or Administrative Subpoena
This presentation examines the common procedures and situations that can arise when clients are first served with a subpoena for a criminal or administrative investigation involving health care fraud or abuse. Discussion includes handling contact by law enforcement agents, such as the FBI, seeking interviews.
Robert A. Bauerschmidt, Goldberg Law Group, LLC, Chicago

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Government and Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Role in Health Care Investigations
Don’t miss this discussion regarding the roles played by the various agencies involved in the investigation and prosecution of health care fraud and abuse, including the Office of the Inspector General, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Labor.
Chris Niewoehner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, Chicago

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  Marshalling Documentary Evidence to Respond to Government Inquiries
Learn the best techniques and methods for gathering, reviewing, and using large volumes of health and business records when responding to a government investigation. Planning a defense in the context of a document-intensive dispute is also discussed.
Peter Katz, Berkeley Research Group, New York

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.  Illinois Medicaid Program and the Role It Plays in Government Investigations in Health Care
This segment addresses the implications of the Illinois Medicaid program on government investigations in the health care arena, including venue and agency considerations.
Gerald G. Goldberg, Goldberg Law Group, LLC, Chicago
Michael K. Goldberg, Goldberg Law Group, LLC, Chicago