Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Luke Cass and Senior Counsel Michael Clark are moderating panels at the American Bar Association’s 33rd Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud on May 5, 2023, in Chicago, IL.
Cass’ panel presentation, “Trial Practice Demonstration – United States of America v. Young Yi (E.D. Va),” will examine the issues and evidence presented during a two-week criminal trial for health care fraud and tax evasion involving the operator of a Northern Virginia sleep study clinic. The panel will discuss strategic issues such as how to help clients evaluate whether to accept a plea offer or go to trial, what pretrial motions to file, and how to handle testimony by government cooperators. Joining Cass on the panel is Jacob Foster, Acting Principal Assistant Chief, U.S. Department of Justice; Murad Hussain, Partner, Arnold & Porter; and Kirk Ogrosky, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP.
Clark’s panel presentation, “Criminal and Civil Opioid Enforcement,” will review best practices for responding to government enforcement actions for in-house counsel, compliance professionals, and outside counsel. Joining Clark as panelists are David Lazarus, Verrill - Seton Hall University School of Law, and Kilby Macfaden, Principal Assistant Deputy Chief, Department of Justice.
Cass defends corporations and individuals in connection with various federal criminal allegations, including health care fraud, conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, embezzlement, bank fraud, and money laundering. He also conducts proactive internal investigations related to bribery, misbranding, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Luke served as a federal prosecutor for over a decade, has significant experience with white collar investigations, and has litigated federal appellate and district court cases throughout the United States.
Clark is an accomplished litigator with a wide variety of experience assisting clients in matters involving complex fraud allegations, contract and business disputes, and securities fraud. Michael has served as lead counsel in more than 100 jury trials and handled dozens of appeals. Among other things, he represents clients in False Claims Act cases and investigations, advises clients on regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters, and represents clients in internal investigations.