Robert D. Sevell is a retired partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he was a member of the firm's Health Care Industry Team and co-chair of the Health Information Technology Work Group. Mr. Sevell has advised nonprofit and proprietary hospitals and health systems, medical groups and other providers on a wide range of health care regulatory and corporate compliance issues, including fraud and abuse; physician self-referral (Stark law); and inurement issues. He has also counseled health providers on developing, implementing and maintaining compliance programs, as well as assisted clients in investigating all manner of compliance concerns, including those precipitated by whistleblower actions and government investigations. Mr. Sevell has also handled a variety of business, transactional and finance matters, including joint ventures; mergers and acquisitions; contractual relationships of various kinds; as well as tax-exempt financings as both borrowers and underwriter's counsel.
In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Sevell has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.
Mr. Sevell is a graduate of Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University (J.D., 1973), where he was a member of the Loyola University Law Review. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1970). Mr. Sevell was admitted to the California Bar in 1973. His professional affiliations include the American Health Lawyers’ Association, the Healthcare Compliance Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mr. Sevell has written and spoken on a range of health-related subjects, including: