Scot is the Vice Chair of Reed Smith's Life Sciences Health Industry Group, a firmwide practice group consisting of 130 lawyers. Scot's practice encompasses a variety of health law matters with a focus on fraud and abuse counseling, government investigations, and False Claims Act defense. 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 negotiated numerous government settlements and corporate integrity agreements, including some of the most significant provider settlements of the past decade.
Scot has an interest in health care policy issues, and often speaks on topics such as Medicare payment reform and the potential impact on health care and life sciences companies. He regularly counsels private equity and other investors on health care policy and regulatory issues raised in mergers and acquisitions.
Scot’s clients are some of the largest health care providers and suppliers in the United States. These include specialized post-acute hospital chains, long-term care providers, ambulatory surgical centers, institutional and retail pharmacies, and owners of outpatient rehabilitation, optometry and dental services.