Scot T. Hasselman



  • American University Washington College of Law, 1998, J.D., Cum Laude
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991, B.A., History

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Court Admissions

  • State Supreme Court - California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

Scot is the Vice Chair of Reed Smith's Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of health care regulatory law. Scot's practice encompasses a variety of health law matters with a focus on fraud and abuse issues. He has represented and defended health care companies in lawsuits, regulatory, and program integrity matters before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the United States Department of Justice, the HHS Office of Inspector General, health care program auditors such as ZPICs, and various state agencies. He has also negotiated numerous government settlements and corporate integrity agreements.

Scot has also structured arrangements for a wide variety of health care providers and suppliers, and he provides regulatory counseling in the context of health care corporate mergers and acquisitions, including certificate of need and licensure issues.

Employment History

  • 1997 - Reed Smith
  • District Attorney of Los Angeles
  • California State Legislature
  • The Public Corruption/Government Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
  • Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO)

Honors & Awards

  • Listed on Nightingale's 2006 list of "Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers"

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Long Term Care, Senior Housing, In-Home Care, and Rehabilitation Practice Group - American Health Lawyers Association (2004-2010)


  • Traveling, collecting vinyl records, and practicing traditional Japanese karate.

Notable Quotes

  • "Fraud Fighters Mine Data:  Auditors Pave New Path With Aggressive Investigative Tactics," Provider Magazine, May 2012
  • “Healthcare Compliance Within the Healthcare Sector,” By Melissa Klein Aguilar, Compliance Week, May 18, 2010
  • “Watch Out For New False Claims Rules,” Eli’s Rehab Report, August 1, 2009, Vol. 18, No. 8
  • "Presidents Health Care Reform Package Adds $1 Billion is Medicare Fraud Savings," The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Health Care Fraud Report, June 17, 2009
  • "New Law Tightens Scope of False Claims Act: What looked like a law that cracks down on mortgage and financial fraud could pack a  punch for your practice," Part B Insider, June 1 2009, Vol. 10, No. 19
  • "Bristol Says U.S. Inquiry Is Settled," by Barnaby J. Feder, The New York Times, December 22, 2006