Practice Areas

Government Investigations & Enforcement

AEL represents individuals and institutions in connection with government investigations and enforcement actions.  Our partners are former federal prosecutors who, prior to founding AEL, personally investigated, prosecuted and supervised some of the largest, most high-profile healthcare fraud, computer, and bank fraud cases in the country.  Read more →

Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance Counseling

AEL provides expert regulatory counsel to healthcare institutions.  With a bench that includes former in-house regulatory counsel for one of the largest, most prestigious academic health and hospital systems in the country, we regularly advise providers on how to operate their businesses in compliance with federal and state rules governing health care delivery and compensation, including: the “Stark” law, the Antikickback Statute, Medicare Conditions of Participation, HIPAA, and the New York State Public Health law. Read more →

False Claims Act Litigation & Whistleblower / Qui Tam Defense 

AEL has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation under the federal False Claims Act (FCA), including matters resulting from whistleblower and qui tam complaints.  False Claims Act litigation can raise challenging issues for healthcare institutions that can expose the institution to significant liability, especially when such actions are initiated by current or former insiders of the company. Read more →

White Collar Criminal Defense

In every government investigation and enforcement matter, our primary goal is to vigorously protect and defend our clients’ interests and to resolve matters efficiently, expeditiously, and discreetly without the need for an enforcement action or criminal charge.  However, that disposition cannot be achieved in every case, and when enforcement actions or criminal charges are brought, AEL provides steadfast counsel and a zealous defense. Read more →

Internal Investigations

AEL brings to bear our decades’ long experience as federal prosecutors and in-house counselors to conduct efficient, independent investigations for healthcare concerns, committees of corporate boards, and individuals.  We have conducted dozens of sensitive internal audits and gap analyses for healthcare providers related to alleged healthcare fraud and billing improprieties, compliance program violations, and breaches of institutional policies and procedures. Read more →

Data Privacy & Security

We are trusted advisors to organizations with data concerns, and regularly help covered entities and their business associates ensure that protected health information (PHI) is managed and disseminated in compliance with federal and state data privacy and security laws, including the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  We also advise clients on cyber-security policies, practices, and breach responses. Read more →

Complex Commercial Litigation & Disputes

AEL are accomplished commercial counsel who have achieved victory for clients in myriad business litigations and disputes. With approximately 60 years’ combined experience, our lawyers have successfully represented clients in hundreds of commercial disputes in federal and state courts and in alternative dispute settings, including mandatory arbitration and mediation. Read more →