Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
Regulatory Due Diligence
We are able to assist clients in performing regulatory due diligence for merger, acquisition and financing transactions, including the performance of comprehensive background investigations on transaction partners. Our knowledgeable attorneys can counsel clients across a broad range of industries regarding the potential civil and criminal implications and/or liabilities associated with a proposed business transaction.
Within the health care industry, we can apply our regulatory knowledge and investigative experience to assist acquiring companies, venture capital firms, lenders and underwriters in assessing the health care fraud and abuse risks of target companies. Understanding the transaction value of health care acquisitions is not possible without also understanding whether financial information about the target entity has been inflated or otherwise compromised by undetected compliance issues. We can look at issues such as licensure, certification, credentialing, coverage and reimbursement, billing and coding, marketing and financial relationships with physicians and other referral sources (anti-kickback and Stark law compliance) to evaluate a target’s compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as the underlying integrity of revenue projections. After assessing a target’s regulatory risks, we then communicate that assessment to our clients for consideration in making transaction decisions. We are diligent, responsive, and comprehensive in our approach.