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    Linda Baumann Named “Outstanding Healthcare Fraud & Compliance Lawyer” by Nightingale's Healthcare News

    June 3, 2009

    Nightingale's Healthcare News has named Linda Baumann one of its “Outstanding Healthcare Fraud & Compliance Lawyers of 2009” in its most recent issue. The award recognizes exceptional lawyers representing clients in healthcare fraud and compliance matters. Linda is one of only 12 lawyers nationwide to be honored. This is the third time Linda has received this award.

    The Special Report notes that Linda led Arent Fox in securing a highly favorable settlement agreement in a False Claims Act case for a firm client St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in New Jersey, successfully negotiating the lowest reported settlement among all outlier defendants. In addition, the report highlights her work: resolving internal compliance investigations for various hospital clients without financial penalties for clients; conducting audits for compliance program effectiveness pursuant to OIG guidelines and; helping a client resolve a false claims case involving a multi-million dollar verdict.

    Linda's health law practice focuses on compliance and regulatory issues, particularly those involving the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law and the False Claims Act, as well as RAC audits, government and internal investigations, and reimbursement matters. She is the Editor in Chief of Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Practical Perspectives, the vice- chair of the ABA Health Law Section, and was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of BNA's Health Care Fraud Report.

    Nightingale's Healthcare News is a monthly newsletter for executives and professionals in the healthcare industry.