David Pivnick‘s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. He has represented and advised clients across the country, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and medical device manufacturers, in a variety of matters involving managed care issues, contract law, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, injunctive relief, the False Claims Act, unfair competition, partnership disputes, and products liability. David has also provided clients with guidance on compliance issues and conducted internal investigations relating to compliance and other issues. David currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Team. At the University of Illinois College of Law, David graduated first in his class and was the recipient of Rickert Awards for Excellence in Academic Achievement and in Service.
Brett Barnett’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. He has represented and advised healthcare and other clients across the country in a variety of regulatory, governance, market, and financial matters. Before joining McGuireWoods, Brett was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roger B. Cosbey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. As a student, he worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeffrey Ford of the 6th Judicial Circuit of Illinois and the Honorable Thomas Harris of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois. At the University of Illinois College of Law, Brett graduated first in his class and was the recipient of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement.
Timothy Fry helps clients navigate the thorny compliance and regulatory issues prevalent in the healthcare industry. He advises on the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, Medicare policy, state fraud and abuse laws, and state licensure and certificate of need rules, among other regulatory schemes. His significant healthcare industry knowledge also allows him to counsel efficiently on regulatory aspects of strategic transactions, including structuring guidance, healthcare due diligence and compliance matters.
Michael Podberesky, a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Fraud Section, is a partner in the firm’s nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department and co-chair of the False Claims Act Investigations, Litigation and Enforcement team. Employing his extensive experience with False Claims Act cases in the healthcare and defense sectors, Michael represents clients confronting high-stakes government investigations and litigation arising from allegations of healthcare and procurement fraud and also counsels clients regarding compliance issues. Michael is actively involved in diversity and inclusion efforts, including through his work as chair of the firm’s Veteran Lawyers Network.