J. Richard Kiefer Presents at “Anatomy of a Nursing Home Failure of Care Case” Seminar
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner J. Richard Kiefer spoke at a national seminar sponsored by the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, which are part of the Office of the Attorney General in each state, in Indianapolis on June 3, 2015.
Mr. Kiefer is the only defense lawyer who was invited to speak at this national seminar. He is recognized as a leader in his field and currently serves as BGD’s White Collar Defense Team Co-Leader. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), has tried over 100 cases and has written over 70 appellate briefs. In addition, Mr. Kiefer recently authored a chapter entitled “Effective Pre-Prosecution Strategies to Prevent Indictment” for the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Inside the Minds series.
Mr. Kiefer spoke on “The Defense Perspective” and was joined on a panel by Susan Lynch of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice and Keesha Mitchell, the Director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Both were involved in the 5-year investigation of his client, Extendicare Health Services, Inc., which resulted in a $38 million settlement last year.
The two-day “Anatomy of a Nursing Home Failure of Care Case” seminar at the Crowne Plaza gathered 300 or more federal and state prosecutors and health care fraud lawyers from around the country to learn how to handle cases against nursing homes for “failure of care,” also known as “worthless services,” a health care fraud theory.