Gregory Luce handles civil and criminal litigation and regulatory matters involving the health care industry. For more than 30 years he has represented health systems, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and other health care providers in litigation involving fraud and abuse enforcement, False Claims Act defense, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
Mr. Luce focuses on the counseling and defense of health care providers, suppliers, pharmaceutical companies and physicians under state and federal fraud and abuse laws and the False Claims Act, as well as on the design and implementation of compliance programs.
In addition, he represents numerous health care providers and corporations in response to civil and criminal investigations under the provisions of the False Claims Act and other statutes. A significant aspect of his practice includes advising clients on voluntary disclosure of statutory and regulatory violations to appropriate government agencies. Representative Reported Matters:
- United States ex rel. Hartpence v. KCI (C.D., Calif. 2013) (dismissing of False Claims Act qui tam suits, appeal pending following en banc hearing).
- United States ex rel. Gravett v. The Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, et al., C.D. Ill. (2015) (dismissing False Claims Act qui tam suit).
- United States ex rel. McMullen v. Ascension Health, et al., M.D. Tenn. (2013) (dismissing False Claims Act qui tam suit).
- United States ex rel. Baker v. Community Health Systems, Inc., et al., D.N.M. (2013) (award of sanctions and attorneys fees against U.S. Dept. of Justice for spoliation of evidence)
- Stalley v. Mountain States Health Alliance, et al., 517 F.3d 911 (6th Cir. 2008) (granting attorney’s fees and sanctions following dismissal of plaintiff’s allegations relating to Medicare’s secondary payor law).
- United States ex rel. King v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc., 232 F.R.D. 568 (N.D. Tex. 2005) (dismissing complaint pursuant to F.R.C.P. 9(b) for failure to describe with particularity the alleged fraudulent scheme).
- United States ex rel. Cox v. Iowa Health System, 29 F. Supp.2d 1022 (S.D. Iowa 1998) (granting defendants’ motions to dismiss a qui tam complaint for failure to state a cause of action).
- J.D., University of Richmond, 1977
- B.A., University of Virginia (with distinction), 1974
Admissions : District of Columbia
- Member of ABA Health Law Section
- Member of Virginia State Bar Health Law Section (past chair, 1990-1991, and a member of the board of governors, 1988-1991 and 1996-1999)
- Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (1995-2001)
- Elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Health Lawyers Association
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