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April 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 10



Broad and Cassel Names Partner

Benton Curtis has been named a partner in Broad and Cassel law firm’s Miami office, effective Jan. 1.

A former federal prosecutor for 10 years, Curtis focuses his practice on white collar criminal and civil matters and complex civil litigation, government investigations and compliance counseling, with an emphasis in the health care industry. He is a member of the firm’s Health Law and White Collar Defense and Compliance practice groups.

Prior to joining the firm two years ago, Curtis accrued a range of successful federal trial experience nationwide, providing a unique background when advising clients on fraud and abuse, Anti-Kickback, and Stark issues. He served as an assistant chief for the Criminal Fraud Section of the United States Department of Justice, where he supervised investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud Unit in multiple federal districts. He also oversaw numerous corporate matters in other federal districts, investigating significant alleged schemes connected to the durable medical equipment, medical device, and skilled nursing facility industries, among others.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., and received his juris doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Ala. Curtis also is admitted to practice in four jurisdictions, including Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and the District of Columbia.
A frequent national speaker on trends in health care fraud and investigative techniques in health care fraud prosecutions, Curtis most recently spoke at the Health Care Compliance Association’s Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference and served as a panelist at the American Health Lawyers Association’s Fraud and Compliance Forum.
“Health care law is intriguing in large part due to the daunting challenges clients face with quality, ethics, technology, costs and regulatory issues impacting how they deliver care. It is satisfying to provide pre-emptive counsel to health entities regarding legal concerns and defensive resolution to issues which impact the future of care delivery in the United States,” Curtis said.
Broad and Cassel has built one of the most experienced and diversified health law groups in the Southeastern United States. In fact, the firm has more lawyers certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education than any other firm.
The firm’s legal experts are versed in: advising hospitals, physician groups, managed care entities and other healthcare providers on legal issues involving operations and providing representation in litigation, dispute resolution and peer review. They offer counsel on compliance, population health, fraud and abuse, corporate restructuring, regulatory concerns and liability, in addition to other complex issues such as executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, health information technology and patient privacy matters.
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