Michael Paulhus

King & Spalding LLP

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Peachtree Street Northeast 1180
Atlanta 30309 GA US

Michael E. Paulhus, a Healthcare partner, specializes in defending leading healthcare providers in government investigations and regulatory enforcement, False Claims Act litigation and crisis management. A regular author and presenter, Mike also serves as an adjunct faculty member, teaching a Healthcare Fraud & Abuse seminar at Georgia State University School of Law.

Mike represents a wide range of clients in fraud and False Claims Act cases as well as government investigations. His clients have included academic medical centers; regional hospital systems; publicly traded hospital corporations; schools of medicine; multinational pharmaceutical, medical device and biologics manufacturers; physician group practices; retail and long-term-care pharmacies; disease management providers; skilled nursing facility operators; behavioral health facilities; and durable medical equipment providers.

Mike has been broadly recognized in his area of practice. Chambers USA 2017 and 2018 ranked him as “Up and Coming,” commenting he “is noted for his work on behalf of clients in False Claims Act cases and government investigations. ‘He has been remarkable at making himself available at a moment’s notice, is very knowledgeable about the operations of our organization and provides good counsel to ensure our growth and positive trajectory,’ an appreciative client avers (2017).

In the 2018 Guide, a client describes Mike as “a true professional, with great insight,” and market sources praise his investigative skills. In 2014, Law360 named him an MVP of Healthcare, one of five lawyers nationwide who had extraordinary wins and contributed most to their practice area. Law360 had previously selected him as a 2013 Rising Star. Mike was also named by The Daily Report to its list of 40 Under 40 Georgia Attorneys On the Rise.

Mike is actively involved in the community, serving as Secretary to the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Opera, a member of the Emory University Board of Visitors, and a member of the Planning Committee of the American Health Lawyers Association Fundamentals of Health Law Conference.


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University
  • B.A., Boston College


  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • LEAD Atlanta, Class of 2012
  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2016
  • Order of the Coif, Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Boston College, 1999


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