About the Authors
J. Taylor Chenery
Taylor serves as an editor of the Inside the FCA blog and centers his practice on government compliance and investigations and related litigation, focusing on issues of healthcare fraud and abuse. He has significant experience representing a wide variety of healthcare clients defending False Claims Act lawsuits and responding to related government investigations. Taylor previously was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Samuel H. Mays, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Matthew M. Curley
Matt serves as an editor of the Inside the FCA blog and represents clients in connection with internal and governmental investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly within the healthcare industry. Matt’s perspective is informed by his prior experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he served as Civil Chief and coordinated the Office’s civil enforcement efforts in representing the United States and its agencies in healthcare fraud and abuse actions arising under the False Claims Act.
John C. Eason
John represents clients in government investigations conducted by DOJ and in healthcare fraud and abuse actions arising under the False Claims Act. John previously was a law clerk for the Honorable Anita Brody of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Lindsey Brown Fetzer
Lindsey focuses her practice on white collar and corporate compliance matters, including healthcare fraud and abuse issues. Lindsey has represented clients in foreign and domestic matters involving DOJ, the SEC and other primary enforcement agencies. She also assists clients in developing and assessing anti-corruption compliance programs and in evaluating anti-corruption due diligence protocols.
John E. Kelly
John serves as an editor of the Inside the FCA blog and represents companies and individuals in criminal and civil matters including government and internal investigations, whistleblower or qui tam litigation, prosecutions, and trials. John’s practice expands across a number of industries with a particular focus on health care and life sciences. John began his career as a federal prosecutor with DOJ where he held a number of leadership positions, including Assistant Chief for Healthcare Fraud, Criminal Division, Fraud Section; Lead Prosecutor, Medicare Fraud Strike Force, Los Angeles, CA; and Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, where he worked closely with senior leadership at the DOJ, HHS-OIG, FBI, DEA, and other federal agencies.
Lisa S. Rivera
Lisa serves as an editor of the Inside the FCA blog and focuses on advising healthcare clients on matters related to civil and criminal healthcare fraud and abuse, as well as government investigations and enforcement. Lisa has significant experience handling matters arising under the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark law, and various other federal and state healthcare statutes and regulations, and counsels clients on fraud and abuse matters, internal investigations and compliance issues. For 10 years, Lisa served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where she served as Civil and Criminal Healthcare Fraud Coordinator and was responsible for the intake, review and coordination of all criminal and civil healthcare fraud investigations and claims.
Brian D. Roark
Brian serves as an editor of the Inside the FCA blog and concentrates his practice on representing healthcare clients facing governmental investigations and related litigation, with a particular focus on matters brought by DOJ and Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services and other regulators, concerning alleged violations of various health care laws and regulations, including the False Claims Act. Brian also frequently represents clients in connection with Medicare audits and overpayment disputes and advises clients regarding self-disclosure issues.