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Your reputation is priceless.

Governmental Investigations Unit The outcome of a government investigation or prosecution can have significant consequences. The Governmental Investigations Unit at O’Connell & Aronowitz is ready to represent you and your business.

I f you are approached by law enforcement or a government agency, you have rights that need to be protected. Let us help protect those rights and develop an appropriate strategy. Our highly experienced attorneys will develop the appropriate strategy for dealing with the specific government agency or law enforcement entity. For health care providers, given the sharp increase in governmental policing of Medicaid and Medicare providers at the federal, state and local levels and private payors such as insurance companies being more vigilant, it is more important than ever to be prepared for audits, investigations and even criminal charges. Our Governmental Investigations Unit was formed to protect you from governmental investigations and enforcement actions that you may face. The firm’s location in the capital city of Albany and its proximity to state government offices enables us to be a rapid response team to governmental actions of all types.

Representative Cases

The Governmental Investigations Unit (GIU) at O’Connell & Aronowitz represents individuals and businesses facing federal, state or local government investigations of all kinds. Our focus is protecting you and your businesses during governmental or law enforcement actions. The Governmental Investigations Unit has experience before multiple state and federal agencies and has been successful in cases such as: ▪ Administrative Hearings ▪ Article 78 Cases ▪ Criminal Defense ▪ False Claims Act ▪ Grand Jury Investigations ▪ Health Care Fraud & Abuse ▪ Medicaid Audits

▪ Medicaid Fraud & Control Unit Criminal Investigations ▪ Medicare Audits & Investigations ▪ OMIG Subpoenas

▪ Private Insurance Audits & Investigations ▪ Qui Tam ▪ RICO ▪ Search & Seizure ▪ Tax Crimes

David Ross, Esq.

Focus: ▪ Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance audits and investigations ▪Healthcare fraud & abuse ▪Criminal and Civil investigations ▪Criminal Defense ▪Administrative hearings Mr. Ross has served as: ▪Acting New York State Medicaid Inspector General ▪General Counsel and Director of Medicaid audits and investigations for New York State ▪New York State Assistant Attorney General ▪Senior Assistant District Attorney and Public Defender

▪Acting Counsel for NYS OASAS ▪Frequent speaker at provider conferences throughout the State ▪Has appeared before many federal, state and local agencies For more information on the O’Connell & Aronowitz Governmental Investigations Unit, please contact:

David Ross 518.462.5601

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Richard Harrow, Esq.

Focus: ▪Healthcare fraud ▪Criminal Defense

▪Medicaid Fraud Investigations Mr. Harrow has served as:

▪Prosecutor for the New York Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Unit for 27 years

Michael McDermott, Esq.

▪Regional Director of the New York City Region Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Regional Director of the Albany Region Medicaid Fraud Control Unit ▪Investigated and prosecuted hundreds of Medicaid fraud and nursing home abuse cases

Focus: ▪Governmental Investigations ▪Criminal Defense ▪Administrative Hearings ▪Professional Discipline

Mr. McDermott has served as: ▪Chief Assistant District Attorney in both Albany and Rensselaer Counties ▪Court-appointed special prosecutor in homicide cases ▪Supervisor of hundreds of complex criminal investigations


O’Connell & Aronowitz is one of the Capital District’s largest and most diverse law firms. With more than 35 attorneys and offices in Albany, Saratoga, and Plattsburgh, the Firm provides a broad range of legal services to businesses and individuals throughout the state.


54 State Street ◦ Albany, NY 12207 Tel: 518.462.5601 Fax: 518.462.6486

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1 Court Street ◦ Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Tel: 518.584.5205 Fax: 518.584.5441


206 West Bay Plaza ◦ Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Tel: 518.562.0600 Fax: 518.562.0657

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