Criminal Defense of Health Care Professionals

Jacobson Goldberg & Kulb LLP concentrates its white collar criminal defense practice on representing physicians, dentists, pharmacists, other health care providers and business entities being investigated or charged with criminal conduct by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the New York State Attorney General's Office, the United States Attorney's Office and the offices of local district attorneys throughout the State. Our attorneys, including former assistant district attorney Jeffrey A. Granat, are ready to provide experienced representation through all phases of a criminal investigation and prosecution in state and federal courts, from the issuance of a subpoena through arrest, arraignment, bail, grand jury proceedings, pretrial hearings, trial and appeal.

Our firm's concentration on representing health care providers gives us a unique perspective on criminal defense that enables us to represent all interests of a client in a criminal proceeding. A criminal investigation or accusation involving a health care professional or entity can lead to professional disciplinary proceedings initiated by the Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), or the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). It can also lead to the imposition of sanctions and penalties by Medicare, Medicaid, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and third-party providers and can affect hospital privileges and malpractice coverage.

We have successfully represented clients in cases involving:

  • Medicaid and Medicare fraud
  • Diversion of prescription medications
  • Grand larceny
  • Health care fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Filing false claims
  • Criminal forfeiture

Our experienced attorneys coordinate their efforts from the outset to obtain the best result for our client in the criminal investigation or proceeding, taking into consideration the client's business and professional concerns, allowing us to achieve the best comprehensive outcome for our client.

Contact Jeffrey A. Granat at jgranat@jngllp.com.