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McDermott Adds Depth to Healthcare Practice with Partner Rehire in Washington

McDermott Adds Depth to Healthcare Practice with Partner Rehire in Washington

Companion Nick Alarif Strengthens Fraud and Abuse, Regulatory Compliance Groups

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Global legislation agency McDermott Will & Emery is happy to announce the return of partner Nicholas (Nick) Alarif to the Healthcare Exercise Group in Washington, DC. Previously a associate at the Business and most just lately serving as in-property counsel to the country’s biggest nonprofit wellness procedure, Nick’s follow primarily focuses on health care regulatory matters with an emphasis on fraud and abuse and other healthcare compliance cases.

“Nick rejoins and more strengthens our finest-in-class fraud and abuse group, which experienced a quantity of highly effective additions final yr, like Denise Burke and Lester Perling,” said McDermott’s Worldwide Head of Health care Jerry Sokol. “We are energized that Nick loved operating at McDermott and has selected us for his return to Major Law. His preference is a testament to the high quality of our health care apply and the toughness of our culture and the bonds we have with every single other.”

Nick focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory and fraud and abuse matters, such as the physician self-referral or Stark regulation, Wrong Claims Act, the Federal Anti-Kickback statute and other healthcare compliance issues. He also advises shoppers on the elaborate authorized and factual challenges encompassing Medicare Sections A–D reimbursement and other Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Companies payment insurance policies. With his mixture of in-home, federal government and regulation organization expertise, Nick gives perfectly-rounded and actionable counsel to healthcare clients, with organization targets and compliance at the forefront.

“I rejoined McDermott for a number of good reasons, but at the prime of my list are the incredible legal professionals at the organization. Nowhere else matches the over-all lawful acumen of the crew put together with the amazing society within just McDermott,” Nick adds.

Prior to rejoining McDermott, Nick was a method director and senior company counsel for 1 of the country’s biggest nonprofit wellness programs. In addition to his in-dwelling expertise, Nick held roles at the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Solutions exactly where he concentrated on Stark Regulation issues and at the US Section of Well being and Human Companies Workplace of Medicare Hearings and Appeals as an Attorney Advisor. He been given his BS from the College of Delaware and his JD from American University, Washington Higher education of Legislation.

Nick is the most latest addition to the Firm’s healthcare observe, following the arrival of Denise and Lester, as very well as associates Alya Sulaiman and Heili Kim and counsel Purnima Boominathan.

McDermott is the nation’s main health care regulation organization and the only healthcare practice to obtain major countrywide rankings from U.S. Information – Most effective Lawyers “Ideal Legislation Firms,” Chambers Usa, The Authorized 500 US and Regulation360. The apply was also acknowledged by Chambers as “Healthcare Crew of the Yr” in 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2022. McDermott has also held the prime spot in PitchBook’s League Tables as the most lively company for health care personal fairness because 2017.


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