Foley Attorney Named Outstanding Health Care Lawyer

20 June 2007 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Judith A. Waltz Is Third Foley Attorney Recognized By Nightingale's Healthcare News This Year.

Foley announced today that Judith A. Waltz was named one of Nightingale’s Healthcare News Outstanding Health Care Fraud and Compliance Lawyers of 2007. Waltz was among 12 winners named to this year’s list, which was published in the May issue of Nightingale’s, a monthly newsletter for professionals serving the health care industry.

This announcement follows on the heels of the firm’s David W. Simon being named to Nightingale’s Outstanding Health Care Litigator’s list in January and Lawrence C. Conn being named to Nightingale’s Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyers list in March.

Waltz is vice chair of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team as well as a member of the White Collar Defense & Corporate Compliance Practice. She regularly advises clients who are the focus of government investigations and other enforcement actions, and has negotiated False Claims Act settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice as well as corporate integrity agreements (CIAs) with the Office of Inspector General. She also provides ongoing compliance counseling and Medicare payment advice to clients which include county health systems, hospitals, durable medical equipment suppliers, clinical laboratories, dialysis companies, skilled nursing facilities, ambulance companies, pharmacies, teaching hospitals, managed care providers, and a variety of other health care entities.

Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Waltz served as assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in San Francisco, primarily handling Medicare issues including enforcement actions.

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