Paul W. Pitts

Paul W. Pitts



  • Tulane Law School, 2003, J.D.
  • Tulane University, 2003, MHA (Masters in Health Administration), School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Purdue University, 1997, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science
  • Purdue University, 1997, B.S., Business Management

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Louisiana
  • California

Paul is a member of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group. He advises health care providers and life science companies on regulatory matters and business transactions. Paul’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse counseling, reimbursement and coverage issues, Medicare and Medicaid participation, managed care arrangements, and health care due diligence.

With a focus on finding practical solutions Paul advises clients on regulatory and business considerations in health care transactions and contractual arrangements. He has extensive experienced in negotiating and drafting agreements for health care providers, including operating and management agreements, professional services agreements, private offering documents and asset purchase agreements. He has represented buyers and sellers in major acquisitions in the life sciences and health care industry, focusing on due diligence, change of ownership issues, regulatory approvals and related regulatory issues.

Paul has conducted internal investigations on behalf of multiple hospitals and long-term care providers alleged to have submitted false claims to federal health care programs. He has represented hospitals and imaging centers in disclosing and refunding Medicare overpayments and in defending false claim investigation brought by the Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General.

Employment History

  • 2006 - Reed Smith
  • 2003 - Sullivan, Stolier & Resor - Associate
  • 1997 - Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association; Health Law Section; Active Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association; Active Member
  • California Society for Professionals in Healthcare; Former Board Member
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys; Active Member
  • Purdue Alumni Association; Life Member; Former Board Member
  • Radiology Business Management Association; Member of Federal Affairs committee
  • Women’s Community Clinic; Board Member (September 2012 to present)

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