Practice Areas

Pennsylvania
New York

J.D., Emory University School of Law

B.A., University of Michigan

United States ex rel. Berman v. Abbot Laboratories, 995 F. Supp. 2d 357 (E.D. Pa. 2014)

United States ex rel. Ross v. Family Dermatology of Pennsylvania, P.C., et al., Case No. 1:11-cv-2413 (N.D. Ga.)

United States ex rel. DePace v. Cooper Health System, No. 08-5626 (JEI/AMD), —F.Supp.2d—, 2013 WL 1707952 (D.N.J. Apr. 22, 2013)

United States ex rel. Vincent A. DiMezza, Jr. v. The Boeing Company, No. 2-10-cv-000634 (E.D. Pa.)

United States ex rel. Nevyas v. Allergan Inc., No. 2:09-cv-00432 (E.D. Pa.)

United States et al. v. Christiana Care Health System et al., Civ. No. 05-344 (D. Del., 2010)

United States ex rel. James Monahan v. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, 2009 WL 1288962 (D.N.J. May 7, 2009), Case No. 02-5702

United States v. Comite, No. 06-70, 2006 WL 3791340 (E.D. Pa., Dec. 21, 2006)

United States v. Comite, No. 06-70, 2006 WL 3360282 (E.D. Pa., Nov. 17, 2006)

Fleet Nat’l Bank v. Boyle, No. Civ. A. 04-1277, 2005 WL 2455673 (E.D. Pa., Sept. 12, 2005)

United States ex rel. Hudnall v. Rescare Inc., No. 3:01CU1154-11 (N.D. Tex., June 14, 2005)

In re DVI, Inc. Sec. Litig., No. Civ. A. 03-5336, 2005 WL 1307959 (E.D. Pa., May 31, 2005)

WM High Yield Fund v. O’Hanlon, No. Civ. A. 04-3423, 2005 WL 1017811 (E.D. Pa., April 29, 2005)

United States ex rel. Hunt v. Merck- Medco Managed Care, LLC, 336 F. Supp. 2d 430 (E.D. Pa., 2004)

United States ex rel. Hunt v. Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC, 340 F. Supp. 2d 554 (E.D. Pa., 2004)

United States ex rel. Hunt v. Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC, 223 F.R.D. 330 (E.D. Pa., 2004)

United States v. Dr. Reicherter, 318 F. Supp. 2d 265 (E.D. Pa., 2004)

Agere Sys. v. Atmel Corp., No. Civ. A. 02-864, 2004 WL 945162 (E.D. Pa., April 30, 2004)

United States ex rel. Hunt v. Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC, No. 00-CV-737, 2004 WL 868271 (E.D. Pa., April 21, 2004)

Krenzel v. Se. Pa. Trans. Auth., 91 F. App’x 199 (3d Cir. 2004)

Krenzel v. Se. Pa. Trans. Auth., 840 A.2d 450 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2003)

Coles v. City of Philadelphia, 145 F. Supp. 2d 646 (E.D. Pa., 2001) aff’d, 38 F. App’x 829 (3d Cir. 2002)

Krenzel v. Se. Pa. Trans. Auth., No. Civ. A. 00-CV-4782, 2001 WL 33626 (E.D. Pa., Jan. 12, 2001)

Krenzel v. Se. Pa. Trans. Auth., No. Civ. A. 00-4782, 2000 WL 1781921 (E.D. Pa., Nov. 27, 2000)

Commonwealth v. Weston, 749 A.2d 458 (Pa. 2000)

Commonwealth v. Johnson, 758 A.2d 1214 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2000)

United States ex rel. Mason v. Community Health Systems, Inc. et al., No. 12-817 (W.D.N.C.)

Michael A. Morse

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MICHAEL A. MORSE is a Partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, where he serves as a member of the Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Group, Commercial Litigation Group, Health Care Law Group, and Qui Tam/False Claims Act Practice Group. Mr. Morse is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association and the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).

Mr. Morse served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office from 1997-2000. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Morse handled hundreds of felony cases, and briefed and argued numerous cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Courts.

Mr. Morse defends corporations, executives, universities, public officials, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, and health care providers in a wide variety of criminal and civil fraud matters in federal and state courts.

Mr. Morse advises medical device manufacturers, executives of pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, medical schools, pharmacy benefits managers, physicians, and health care practices in fraud and abuse, compliance, FDA/HHS/DEA regulatory, contracting, privacy, and antitrust matters. He regularly conducts internal fraud and compliance investigations, and drafts compliance policies and procedures for manufacturers, medical schools, and large healthcare providers. Mr. Morse speaks regularly to audiences across the country on fraud, abuse and compliance matters.

Mr. Morse represents clients in a wide-variety of complex litigation matters, including: protecting publicly traded companies against misappropriation of trade secrets; defending public and private employers against allegations of wrongful termination and discrimination; defending a former executive against allegations of securities fraud; defending a large municipality against allegations of civil rights violations; and enforcing restrictive covenants.

Mr. Morse represents clients in federal and state False Claims Act litigation, including cases involving healthcare, defense contracting, and government procurement fraud. He has served as counsel for the lead whistleblower in numerous false claims cases, including:

  • United States ex rel. Michael Epp v. Supreme Foodservice AG, 10-1134 (E.D.Pa.) (resulting in a $389 million civil and criminal recovery for federal taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. Monahan v. St. Barnabas Health System, 02-5702 (D.N.J.) (resulting in a $265 Million recovery for federal taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. Hunt and Gauger v. Medco Health Solutions, 00-737 (E.D.Pa.) (resulting in a $185 Million recovery for federal and state taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. Mason v. Community Health Systems, Inc. et al., No. 12-817 (W.D.N.C.) (resulting in a $98 million recovery for federal and state taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. Novick v. Doshi Diagnostics, 09-4992 (D.N.J.) (resulting in a $15.5 Million for federal and state taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. DePace v. Cooper Health System, 08-5626 (D.N.J.) (resulting in a $12.6 Million recovery for federal taxpayers)
  • United States ex rel. DiMezza v. Boeing Corp., 10-634 (E.D.Pa) (resulting in a $4.4 Million recovery for federal tax payers)
  • United States & State of Texas ex rel. Hudnall v. Rescare, 3:01cv1154-H (N.D.Tex.) (resulting in a $2.15 Million recovery for federal and Texas taxpayers)

Mr. Morse is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, New York and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, the Society of Corporate Compliance Ethics, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Morse has served as the Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Federal Courts Committee. He also has served as a member of the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Litigation newsletter, and a member of the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association’s Mid-Atlantic White Collar Crime Committee.

Mr. Morse has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2013 through 2019 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. Previously, he was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2005 through 2008 and 2010 through 2012 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. He has also been selected by The Legal Intelligencer as a Lawyer on the Fast Track for 2010.

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