Habib is a health care litigator and white collar defense attorney who 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 and procurement investigations and litigation, and white collar criminal and civil defense matters.

As a former federal prosecutor with the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, 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, TRICARE, and other healthcare programs. 

In addition to his federal government experience, Habib was Special Counsel to Karl A. Racine, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where he advised the Office of the Attorney General on various criminal justice and opioid enforcement related issues affecting the District of Columbia. Prior to his government service, Habib spent nearly 15 years in private practice at white collar defense litigation boutiques in Washington, D.C. and Houston.

Outside of the healthcare arena, Habib has represented numerous government contractors, foreign and domestic business entities, as well as individuals in various other types of government investigations, including those involving government contracting and procurement fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities and accounting fraud, tax fraud, civil and criminal conflicts of interest violations, 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.

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

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

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

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

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 whistleblower/relator in False Claims Act action resulting in $24 million settlement to resolve Stark Law violations pertaining to group practice/in-office ancillary services exception.

Represented publicly traded medical device manufacturer/federal government contractor in internal investigation regarding potential government contracting, Federal Supply Schedule pricing issues, and False Claims Act violations.

Represented several employees of publicly traded global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors/federal government contractor in government contracting and False Claims Act investigation regarding potential violations of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Addendum.

Represented drop shipper/federal government contractor in False Claims Act settlement for Export Administration and other government contracting violations for providing prohibited items on Government Services Administration schedule contract.

Represented telecom company/federal government contractor in debarment proceeding before U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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 multi-year 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 former executive of multinational conglomerate in criminal FCPA investigation regarding potential payments to Vietnamese government officials.

Represented former executive of international energy company in criminal and civil FCPA investigations led by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding potential payments to Brazilian government officials.

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.

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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

American Health Lawyers Association

Federal Bar Association

  • Criminal Law Section
  • District of Columbia Chapter
  • Federal Career Service Division
  • Government Contracts Section
  • Health Law Section
  • Qui Tam Section

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC

  • Former President and Board Member

South Asian Bar Association of North America

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

District of Columbia Bar Association

  • Former Member of Inaugural Leadership Development Committee

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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