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King & Spalding to Take the Lead at Upcoming Health Care Fraud Institute

29 Nov 2012

ATLANTA, November 29, 2012 — Three King & Spalding partners are set to take part in the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia’s (ICLEGA) annual Health Care Fraud Institute on December 13. Paul B. Murphy is serving as co-chair of the day-long CLE program, and Catherine M. O’Neil and Sara Kay Wheeler will participate in separate panel discussions during the seminar.

O’Neil’s panel will review the complexities of civil and criminal parallel proceedings. Wheeler will moderate a panel focusing on how to help health care professionals and providers handle audits and internal investigations.

The Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia is the not-for-profit educational service of the State Bar of Georgia. A consortium of the bar and the law schools of the Universities of Georgia, Emory, Mercer, Georgia State and the John Marshall Law School, it serves the educational needs of practicing lawyers within the Georgia legal community.

Murphy is a partner in the King & Spalding’s special matters and governmental investigations practice. He focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, complex civil litigation, and corporate compliance and governance matters. He previously served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, overseeing the Department of Justice's criminal and civil health care fraud enforcement efforts and was the principal policy liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services.

O’Neil is also a partner in the firm’s special matters and governmental investigations practice. She represents companies and individuals in a variety of civil and criminal regulatory enforcement matters, parallel civil litigation and internal corporate investigations, and has significant experience handling complex commercial litigation matters and conducting corporate compliance reviews. Prior to joining the firm she served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Wheeler is a partner in the firm’s healthcare industry group. Practicing exclusively in the area of health law, she has extensive experience in the creation and implementation of corporate compliance programs and investigations, government contractor audits (including RACs, MACs, MICs, PSCs and ZPICs), Medicare regulation (including Medicare Part D issues), Medicaid regulation (including managed care, audit and enforcement matters), fraud and abuse concerns, internal investigations, voluntary disclosure strategies, clinical research compliance, privacy matters and managed care arrangements.

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