Joel R. Levin

Joel R. Levin

Perkins Coie

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D.C. Circuit Vacates Barko Ruling on Scope of Privilege in Internal Investigations

On June 27, 2014, the D.C. Circuit vacated the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s hotly-debated opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co., making it clear that internal investigation...more

7/10/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Barko v Halliburton Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Counsel False Claims Act (FCA) Halliburton Internal Investigations KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) Work-Product Doctrine

Oregon Settlement Expands Disclosure Obligations Of Physicians Receiving Payments From Drug And Device Manufacturers

As of August 1, 2013, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are required to report to the federal government payments made to physicians under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA). ...more


Weighing The Price Of Crime — Apportioning Restitution Based On Relative Fault

Criminal justice practitioners understand that ‘‘joint and several liability’’ stands for the common proposition that each co-conspirator should be equally responsible for all provable losses the conspiracy caused. Put...more

7/31/2013 - Apportionment Conspiracies Fraud Mandatory Victim's Restitution Act Mortgages Restitution

Getting Ready For The Physician Payment ‘Sunshine’ Rule

Originally Published in BNA Bloomberg, Medical Devices Law & Industry Report on March 20, 2013. On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited final regulations for...more

3/22/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Disclosure Requirements Healthcare Manufacturers Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry Physicians Prescription Drugs Reporting Requirements Sunshine Act

CMS Issues Final Physician Payment Sunshine Act Regulations

On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited final regulations implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Act or Sunshine Act). The Sunshine Act requires drug,...more

2/13/2013 - Biologics CHIP CMS Common Ownership Covered Recipients GPOs Medicaid Medical Devices Medical Supplies Medicare Payment Records Penalties Pharmaceutical Industry Reporting Requirements Sunshine Act

HHS OIG Takes Aim At CMS’ Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Incentive Program

On November 29, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report raising concerns about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) oversight of the...more

12/7/2012 - Electronic Health Record Incentives HHS Medicaid Medicare

In Landmark Decision, Second Circuit Reverses Conviction For Off-Label Promotion

On December 3, 2012, in United States v. Caronia, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit reversed a drug salesperson’s conviction for conspiracy to introduce a misbranded drug into interstate commerce, a misdemeanor...more

12/7/2012 - FDCA First Amendment Off-Label Promotion Off-Label Use Pharmaceutical Industry

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