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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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Conducting Workplace Investigations – Part II September 15, 2021

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

Representing an academic medical center in a federal False Claims Act investigation relating to graduate medical education billing.

Representing a national real estate development 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 her practice on government investigations, enforcement actions, white-collar criminal defense, and high-stakes litigation. She represents and counsels clients of all sizes in a wide range of industries, including most predominantly health care and government contracts. Alison has significant experience representing professionals and institutions in health care disputes involving billing and reimbursement, allegations of fraud and abuse, and violations of state and federal false claims laws. Her litigation practice includes representation of companies and individuals in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, and covers all phases of the litigation process. In addition, Alison has significant experience conducting internal investigations in matters involving allegations of financial improprieties, workplace misconduct, and compliance with state and federal law.

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, she 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. 

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

  • Representing an academic medical center in a federal False Claims Act investigation relating to graduate medical education billing.

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

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

  • Representing numerous health care providers and related companies in state and federal civil and criminal investigations nationwide related to alleged state and federal false claims act laws, the Anti-Kickback Statute, health care fraud, and the Stark Law.

  • Representing several community-based organizations in a congressional investigation.

  • Represented the board of directors of a public company in an SEC investigation.

  • Represented a hospital center in a False Claims Act investigation into its provision of call coverage services in violation of Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. 

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

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

  • Resolved retaliation and state and federal False Claims Act claims against a large health care institution.

  • 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.

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of defamation and invasion of privacy claims against an individual client.

  • 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 an ambulance company and its billing affiliate accused of submitting false claims for ambulance transport that was not medically necessary.

  • Represented correctional officers in disciplinary and administrative proceedings, and successfully avoided suspension or further disciplinary action against the 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 – 2023)
  • Selected as a "Top 40 Under 40" Criminal Defense Lawyer in Maryland by The National Trial Lawyers (2020, 2021)
  • Recipient of Leadership in Law Award by The Daily Record (2022)
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in Maryland Super Lawyers (2019, 2022)
  • Named as one of The Daily Record's 2022 "Leading Women Under 40" 
  • Associate Editor – TYL, American Bar Association (present)
  • Fellow – Business Volunteers Maryland GIVE Fellowship (present)
  • 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)
  • Moderator – "Private Equity Ownership: The Government's New Target in Long Term Care Enforcement," 2022 Baker Donelson Long Term Care Symposium (November 2022)
  • "Congress Cares (Act): Expect Oversight Investigations," Celesq® Webcast (July 2020)

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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)
  • District of Columbia (2022)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2021)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland (2016)

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