Habib brings strong leadership skills and deep healthcare and government investigations experience when delivering comprehensive legal solutions for his clients.

Overview

A trusted partner on healthcare and business litigation matters, Habib counsels businesses and individuals in highly regulated industries through complex government investigations, healthcare investigations and litigation, and white collar criminal and civil defense matters. As a federal prosecutor with the Fraud Section of U.S. Department of Justice, he worked exclusively on matters involving the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. He also has experience working with pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, nursing homes, large organizations, small businesses and individuals on high-value reimbursement claims for Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE.

Outside of the healthcare arena, Habib has represented foreign and domestic business entities, government contractors, foreign companies and individuals in various types of government investigations, including procurement fraud, securities and accounting fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, tax fraud, lobbying violations and export-control violations.

Experience

Obtained $65 million settlement from Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. to resolve allegations that Prime hospitals in California submitted false claims to Medicare through various upcoding schemes.

Coordinated and managed investigations involving a national hospital emergency department provider and alleged upcoding of Medicare claims and potential Anti-Kickback Statute violations.

Coordinated and led investigation of physician-owned hospital for potential Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law violations.

Coordinated and led investigations of separate national skilled nursing home chains for potential understaffing and failure of care violations.

Coordinated and led investigations of separate durable medical equipment providers and telemarketing companies for potential Anti-Kickback Statute violations.

Coordinated and managed various data-driven investigations involving various types of health care providers and fraud schemes.

Represented several former employees of national skilled nursing facility chain in ongoing False Claims Act litigation involving allegations of medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy.

Represented relator in False Claims Act action resulting in $24 million settlement to resolve Stark Law violations.

Represented publicly traded medical device manufacturer in internal investigation regarding potential government contracting and False Claims Act violations.

Represented several employees of publicly traded health care provider in various ongoing civil and criminal investigations led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Represented several employees of publicly traded oil services company in ongoing criminal and civil FCPA investigations led by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Represented former executive of construction and project management company in FCPA investigation led by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Represented Audit Committee of publicly traded self-regulatory organization in internal investigation regarding potential regulatory violations.

Represented several employees of publicly traded REIT in ongoing investigation led by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Represented former Chief Technology Officer of publicly traded technology company in eight-week long civil securities fraud trial involving the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, resulting in client found not liable on all claims.

Represented former corporate counsel of marketing company in five-week long criminal conspiracy and mail fraud trial involving the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, resulting in client found not guilty on all counts.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"DOJ Enforcement Trends in Health Care Prosecutions," Recent Developments in Health Care and Life Sciences Law Seminar, Stinson, December 2019

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC

  • Former President

South Asian Bar Association of North America

  • Former Executive Committee and Board Member
  • Former Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee

American Health Lawyers Association

Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2006
  • Texas, 2001

Education

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2000

University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Psychology, 1997

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