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Alison Schurick

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As a member of the Government Enforcement and Investigations Group, Alison Schurick represents and advises individuals and entities – both local and national – threatened with or facing any phase of government action and/or investigation.

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Representing several members of the Board of Directors of a public company in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Representing numerous health care providers and related companies in various state and federal investigations nationwide related to anti-kickback allegations, health care fraud, and/or the False Claims Act.

Represented a national opioid company in an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland.

Professional Biography


Ms. Schurick focuses a large portion of her practice on serving organizations and professionals in the health care industry. Other areas of her practice include white collar criminal defense, the False Claims Act, government contracting, and consumer protection act violations. In addition to offering full-spectrum legal services related to government enforcement and investigations, Ms. Schurick also has significant experience conducting internal investigations in a variety of administrative, civil and criminal matters.

Prior to private practice, Ms. Schurick served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michele D. Jaklitsch (now retired) of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County for two years. While in law school, Ms. Schurick practiced as a Rule 16 Attorney in the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, clerked for a mid-size litigation firm in Baltimore, Maryland, and interned for then-Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Schurick also interned at the Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General , where she earned her mediation certificate. Ms. Schurick served as a research assistant to University of Baltimore Professor Charles Tiefer and a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Trial Advocacy course offered to first-year law students.

  • Representing a residential real estate management company in an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland.

  • Representing several members of the Board of Directors of a public company in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Representing a national behavioral health system in a federal and state investigation under the False Claims Act.

  • Representing national fossil fuel companies in defense of climate-change-related suits brought by various states and municipalities in multiple jurisdictions nationwide.

  • Representing a former owner of a compound pharmacy in federal criminal case charging, among other things, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

  • Representing numerous health care providers and related companies in various state and federal investigations nationwide related to anti-kickback allegations, health care fraud, and/or the False Claims Act.

  • Representing a large health system in defense of a civil suit alleging various employment matters.

  • Representing several community-based organizations in congressional investigation.

  • Represented a national opioid company in an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland.

  • Resolved claims on behalf of the United States against a specialty pharmacy accused of enabling a pharmaceutical manufacturer to pay kickbacks to patients prescribed the manufacturer's drug.

  • Conducted an internal investigation for a large university health system involving various employment matters and disputes.

  • Resolved claims on behalf of the State of Maryland against a government contractor accused or of falsely billing for products and services that did not meet contract specifications.

  • Reached a favorable settlement on behalf of individuals in complex civil litigation involving invasions of privacy and other torts.

  • Resolved claims on behalf of the United States against ambulance company and its billing affiliate accused of submitting false claims for ambulance transport that was not medically necessary.

  • Represented numerous correctional officers in disciplinary and administrative proceedings, and successfully avoided suspension or further disciplinary action against clients.

  • Secured a favorable settlement on behalf of a prisoner in a pro bono matter alleging claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Government Relations Practice (2021)
  • Selected as a "Top 40 Under 40" Criminal Defense Lawyer in Maryland by The National Trial Lawyers (2020)
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in Maryland Super Lawyers (2019)
  • Member – Bar Association of Baltimore City (2016 – present)
    • Chair, Health & Well Being Committee (2019 – present)
    • Co-Chair, Life & the Law Committee, Young Lawyers' Division (2019 – present)
    • Member, Memorial Committee (2018 – 2019)
    • Co-Chair, Health & Wellness Committee, Young Lawyers' Division (2018 – 2019)
    • Co-Chair, Awards Committee, Young Lawyers' Division (2017 – 2018)
    • Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee, Young Lawyers' Division (2016 – 2017)
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association (2014 – present)
    • Member, Membership & Content Committee (2020 – present)
    • Member, Member Achievements Subcommittee (2020 – present)
    • Member, Membership Content Pipeline Subcommittee (2020 – present)

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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude
  • University of Delaware, B.S., 2011, with honors

Admissions

  • Maryland (2014)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2016)

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