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Laurence B. Russell

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Larry Russell has more than 25 years of legal experience in the health care industry and represents clients in a variety of health law matters, as well as government investigations and regulation matters.

Professional Biography

Overview

Larry Russell has more than 25 years of legal experience in the health care industry and represents clients in a variety of health law matters, as well as government investigations and regulation matters.

His representations include Medicare/Medicaid payment and compliance issues involving hospitals, physicians, pharmacies and other providers; fraud and abuse counseling and defense relating to the False Claims Act as well as the Stark and Anti-kickback Statutes; voluntary disclosures to CMS and the HHS-OIG; government investigations and qui tam cases relating to health care coding and billing issues; regulatory compliance advice for hospitals, nursing facilities, pharmacies and other health facilities and professionals; and hospital rate setting under the Maryland Medicare waiver. He has also developed significant legal and operational experience relating to institutional and specialty pharmacies, as well as drug wholesalers and distributors.

An additional aspect of Mr. Russell's practice includes providing advice to clients regarding the regulatory aspects of health care acquisitions. He represents individual and institutional clients before numerous administrative agencies and boards in cases involving payment disputes, professional licensure issues and a wide variety of other regulatory matters.

A former Maryland assistant attorney general, Mr. Russell served as chief counsel to the state’s Medicaid program and its Health Services Cost Review Commission. He was also a legal advisor to the Governor’s Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

Honoraries

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law Category (2015 – 2020)
  • Selected by Nightingale's Healthcare News as one of the "Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyers" (2007)
Professional Background
  • Assistant Attorney General in Maryland
    • Chief counsel to the Maryland Medicaid Program
    • Chief counsel to the Health Services Cost Review Commission
  • Legal advisor, Governor's Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing

Awards

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1978
  • Columbia University, B.A., 1971

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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