John Bentivoglio represents pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology manufacturers in criminal, civil and administrative enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general and other agencies.
Mr. Bentivoglio has negotiated successful resolutions of such matters for Allergan, Calloway Laboratories, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Serono, among others. He also has counseled more than a dozen companies on the negotiation and implementation of Corporate Integrity Agreements.
In addition to assisting companies in enforcement actions, he regularly advises clients on compliance program issues and on federal and state anti-kickback and false claims statutes, FDA advertising and promotional rules, and Medicare and Medicaid regulatory issues.
From 1997-2000, he served as associate deputy attorney general and special counsel for health care fraud at the DOJ, where he advised the attorney general and deputy attorney general on national enforcement initiatives, health care investigation and prosecution policies, and interagency coordination.
From 1996-1997, he was a special assistant to the assistant attorney general, Criminal Division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bentivoglio served as a professional staff member to Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., chairman, Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Bentivoglio serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. He also is an active volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad in Bethesda, Maryland.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Department of Justice: Associate Deputy Attorney General (1998-2000); Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General & Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud (1997-1998); Trial Attorney, Criminal Division (1996-1997)
- Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate: Professional Staff Member (1988-1992); Legislative Assistant (1986-1988)
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