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Throughout his legal career, Rick has represented a wide variety of health care and life science companies in government investigations, including administrative audits, False Claims Act litigation and white-collar criminal cases. In all these matters, which often proceed simultaneously, Rick combines the skills he developed as a trial lawyer with a broad knowledge of administrative law and health care regulations.


  • Duke University School of Law, 1982, J.D., honors
  • Duke University, 1979, B.A., honors

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

  • American Bar Association
    • Criminal Justice Section
    • White Collar Crime Committee
    • Health Care Fraud Subcommittee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Bar

Awards & Recognition

  • Named to Thomson Reuters' Stand-Out Lawyers list (2023)
  • Named in the LMG Life Sciences Guide for White Collar/Govt. Investigations (2022-2023)
  • Named a "Life Sciences Star" in the LMG Life Science Guide (2020-2021)
  • Selected to Washingtonian's Top Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2022
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Healthcare: Life Sciences, The Legal 500, 2013 - 2017
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Healthcare: Service Providers, The Legal 500, 2014 - 2017
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Health Care Law, 2006-2024, and Qui Tam Law, 2023-2024
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Nationwide: Healthcare (Regulatory & Litigation), 2011-2019 and District of Columbia Healthcare, 2005-2008, 2010-2024
  • Selected to the Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers list for Health Care, 2007-2020
  • Acritas Star, Acritas, 2017 - 2018
  • Special Recognition, "Outstanding Contributions to Compliance Professionals and the Compliance Profession," Health Ethics Trust, 2012
  • Washington D.C. & Baltimore's Top Rated Lawyers, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2013
  • Top 100 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Legal Elite, Greater Washington, D.C. Area, SmartCEO magazine, 2006
  • Outstanding Fraud and Compliance Lawyer, Nightingale's Healthcare News, 2004