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January 14, 2021

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Gabriel L. Imperato

Gabriel L. Imperato

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gabriel.imperato@nelsonmullins.com

Gabriel Imperato’s personal practice includes representing individuals and organizations accused of healthcare fraud and assisting and advising healthcare organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters. Mr. Imperato is board certified as a specialist in Health Law by the Florida Bar. He is also certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) by the Society of Corporate Compliance...

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Gabriel Imperato’s personal practice includes representing individuals and organizations accused of healthcare fraud and assisting and advising healthcare organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters. Mr. Imperato is board certified as a specialist in Health Law by the Florida Bar. He is also certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE/HCCA). This national accreditation reflects a professional level of competence and experience in compliance processes sufficient to assist healthcare business organizations to understand and address legal obligations and promote organizational governance and integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs. Mr. Imperato served as Interim General Counsel of the North Broward Hospital District, the tenth largest health system in the United States.  He has served as a longtime member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the SCCE/HCCA.

Mr. Imperato has criminal and civil trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts and administrative forums and has personally handled leading national cases concerning criminal and civil healthcare fraud and abuse and healthcare law and policy. He has vast experience in the defense of allegations involving the False Claims Act against health care organizations and has litigated and settled many of these cases with the Department of Justice and the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, as well as State Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

He has also handled numerous matters involving the formation of integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations. Mr. Imperato is considered a national leader in healthcare fraud, abuse, and compliance as well as healthcare reform matters. He lectures and publishes numerous articles on these subjects.

Gabriel L. Imperato

and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE/HCCA). This national accreditation reflects a professional level of competence and experience in compliance processes sufficient to assist healthcare business organizations to understand and address legal obligations and promote organizational governance and integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs. Mr. Imperato served as Interim General Counsel of the North Broward Hospital District, the tenth largest health system in the United States.  He has served as a longtime member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the SCCE/HCCA.

Mr. Imperato has criminal and civil trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts and administrative forums and has personally handled leading national cases concerning criminal and civil healthcare fraud and abuse and healthcare law and policy. He has vast experience in the defense of allegations involving the False Claims Act against health care organizations and has litigated and settled many of these cases with the Department of Justice and the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, as well as State Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

He has also handled numerous matters involving the formation of integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations. Mr. Imperato is considered a national leader in healthcare fraud, abuse, and compliance as well as healthcare reform matters. He lectures and publishes numerous articles on these subjects.

Gabriel Imperato’s personal practice includes representing individuals and organizations accused of healthcare fraud and assisting and advising healthcare organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters. Mr. Imperato is board certified as a specialist in Health Law by the Florida Bar. He is also certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) by the Society of Corporate Compliance... and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE/HCCA). This national accreditation reflects a professional level of competence and experience in compliance processes sufficient to assist healthcare business organizations to understand and address legal obligations and promote organizational governance and integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs. Mr. Imperato served as Interim General Counsel of the North Broward Hospital District, the tenth largest health system in the United States.  He has served as a longtime member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the SCCE/HCCA.

Mr. Imperato has criminal and civil trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts and administrative forums and has personally handled leading national cases concerning criminal and civil healthcare fraud and abuse and healthcare law and policy. He has vast experience in the defense of allegations involving the False Claims Act against health care organizations and has litigated and settled many of these cases with the Department of Justice and the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, as well as State Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

He has also handled numerous matters involving the formation of integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations. Mr. Imperato is considered a national leader in healthcare fraud, abuse, and compliance as well as healthcare reform matters. He lectures and publishes numerous articles on these subjects.

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Interim General Counsel, North Broward Hospital District, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • Advised and represented the Board and management and was chief legal officer and head of the Legal Department of the 10th largest health and hospital system in the United States. Advised and represented the organization on internal legal and compliance issues and matters before the Department of Justice and the Office and Inspector General of Health and Human Services
  • Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Dallas, Texas
    • Advised and represented various agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Public Health Service, the Social Security Administration, and the Office of the Inspector General

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, JD (1977)
  • University of Massachusetts, BA (1973)
  • University of Oregon

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

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  • Program Chairman, American Bar Association, Annual Health Fraud Institute; Program Planning Committee Member; Health Care Compliance Association, Compliance Institute; Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference; Board & Audit Committee Compliance Conference and various regional and specialty compliance conferences
  • Board Member and Past President, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association
  • Faculty, Health Care Compliance Association National Compliance Academies
  • Member, Health Law and Criminal Law Sections, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Antitrust Health Care and White Collar Crime Committees, and Subcommittee on Health Care Fraud, American Bar Association
  • Chairperson, The Reimbursement and Payment Committee, and The Health Care Reform Task Force, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
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