Scot T. Hasselman

Partner

Education

  • 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, 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.

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

  • Cited by The Legal 500 US in their firm write-up for the “Industry Focus – Healthcare: Service Providers” category (2013-2014)
  • Listed on Nightingale's list of "Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyers" (2006)

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)

Interests

  • 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