David‘s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. He has represented and advised clients across the country, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and medical device manufacturers, in a variety of matters involving managed care issues, contract law, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, injunctive relief, the False Claims Act, unfair competition, partnership disputes, and products liability. David has also provided clients with guidance on compliance issues and conducted internal investigations relating to compliance and other issues.
By Christina Egan, David Pivnick, Austin R. Shepard and R. Andrew Austria on ComplianceIn a pair of recent memoranda from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (“EOUSA”) issued on March 31, 2020, and April 13, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has effectively halted enforcement actions and the collection of civil penalties. Included in this temporary suspension is the collection of civil penalties incurred in… Continue Reading
By David Pivnick, Brett Barnett and McGuireWoods LLP on Fraud, Deception and False ClaimsRecently, the Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al.—a case addressing the viability of the implied certification theory in FCA litigation. Justice Thomas, writing on behalf of a unanimous Court, found that the implied certification theory can in fact serve as a… Continue Reading