Kevin E. Raphael, Esquire Named Vice Chairman of Education for the American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Abuse Practice Group

PHILADELPHIA, PA- Kevin E. Raphael, a partner in the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, was named Vice Chairman of Education for the American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Abuse Practice Group for the 2014 through 2015 term.

The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) is the largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field in the nation.

Mr. Raphael routinely represents health care entities and providers in civil litigation, such as: the defense of RICO and fraud suits; overpayment, billing, and reimbursement disputes; Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) disputes and Medicaid Integrity Program (“MIP”) audits; Medicare appeals; and issues involving non-competes, restrictive covenants, and other business disputes. He also litigates a broad range of other civil matters including contract actions, employment disputes and allegations of statutory or common law fraud. He represents licensed professionals before licensing boards, credentialing committees, privileging committees and other administrative entities.

Mr. Raphael has handled a wide variety of white collar criminal cases across the country, including Health Care Fraud, Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) criminal investigations and public corruption cases. His clients include individual corporate employees, including those in the health care industry, and licensed professionals, including health care providers and their practices.

Mr. Raphael serves as Co-chair of both the firm’s Health Care Litigation Practice Group and the Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Group. Mr. Raphael represents a wide range of clients in the healthcare industry. He represents licensed professionals before licensing boards, credentialing committees, privileging committees and other administrative entities.  Mr. Raphael has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2010 through 2014 in the area of Health Care.  Previously, he was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2005, 2006 and 2007 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense.  He speaks and writes extensively on white collar and health care litigation issues.

Mr. Raphael received his J.D., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from St. Lawrence University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.

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