Lynn M. Adam is a litigator in the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. She represents healthcare clients – including health systems, academic medical centers, and other healthcare organizations – in government investigations, overpayment inquiries, subpoena responses, False Claims Act litigation, Corporate Integrity Agreements, and managed care litigation. A former federal prosecutor, Ms. Adam has represented healthcare organizations in False Claims Act investigations in multiple states, including all facets of the investigation, court proceedings, discovery, appeals, and settlement with whistleblowers, the United States Department of Justice, and the State Attorney General’s Office. She has successfully conducted several criminal and civil jury trials.
Recent Speaking Engagements & Publications:
- Moderator: Identifying, Reporting, and Returning Overpayments Under The 60-Day Rule, Advanced Health Care Law, State Bar of Georgia (September 2016)
- Program Coordinator: Supreme Court Roundup, State Bar of Georgia, Health Law Section (August 2016)
- Program Coordinator: Ethical and Legal Issues at the End of Life, State Bar of Georgia, Health Law Section (May 2016)
- Author: Providers and Patients Pay the Price When CMS Plays Doctor, Fraud & Abuse Newsletter, American Health Lawyers Association (February 2016)
- Speaker: False Claims Act Allegations Based on Medical Necessity, Fraud & Compliance Forum, American Health Lawyers Association (September 2015)
- Author: When the Delivery of Medically Necessary Services May Expose Your Hospital to False Claims Act Liability (September 2015)
- Speaker: Health Care Fraud and Abuse Update, Advanced Health Care Law, State Bar of Georgia Health Law Section (October 2014)
- Speaker: Veterans Courts in Georgia, 2014 Accountability Courts Conference, Judicial Council of Georgia (September 2014)
- Speaker: Legal Trends Affecting the Healthcare Industry, 2014 Healthcare Conference, Georgia Society of CPAs (February 2014)
- Speaker: Ethical Considerations in Healthcare Fraud Investigations, Healthcare Fraud Institute (December 2013)
- Speaker: The Government Has Your Data and Is Using It: Current Trends in Data Mining & Perspectives on Fraud Enforcement, King & Spalding Healthcare Roundtable (October 2013)
- Speaker: Fraud Prevention Tips & Traps: Top 10 Things You Need To Know, Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, Georgia Society of CPAs (September 2013)
- Speaker: New Insights & Enforcement Risks: CMS National Coverage Determinations, Evidence-Based Medicine & Medical Necessity, King & Spalding Healthcare Roundtable (December 2012)
- Speaker: Health Care Fraud Enforcement, Advanced Health Care Law (October 2012)
- Speaker: Self-Reporting Options & Alternatives -- Answering the Tough Questions, 21st Annual Health Law & Policy Forum hosted by King & Spalding (March 2012)
- Author: VA Treatment Programs, An Alternative to Jail for Georgia Veterans?, Health Law Section Newsletter, State Bar of Georgia (January 2012)
- Speaker: Do We Need To Self-Disclose?, King & Spalding Healthcare Roundtable (November 2011)
- Speaker: Introduction To Veterans Treatment Courts, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Accreditation Seminar (November 2011)
- Speaker: Government Investigations, Advanced Health Law, State Bar of Georgia (October 2011)
- Speaker: Update on DOJ’s Defibrillator Investigation, Fraud & Compliance Forum, hosted by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) (September 2011)
- Author: Clear As Mud: CMS Coverage Requirements for Implantable Defibrillators, by Lynn M. Adam and Dr. Beverly H. Lorell, FACC, presented at HCCA/AHLA Fraud & Compliance Forum (September 2011)
- Author: DOJ Investigates Defibrillator Billing, Health Law Section Newsletter, State Bar of Georgia (July 2011)
- Author: DOJ Probes Defibrillator Billing, AHLA Healthcare Liability & Litigation Health Briefs (July 2011)
- Author: More Hospitals to Be Scrutinized for Medicare Coverage of ICDs, Health Headlines (March 2011)
Civic and Bar Contributions:
- Vice-Chair, Health Law Section, State Bar of Georgia (Executive Committee Member since 2012)
- Board Member and Volunteer Attorney, Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN) (since 2011)
- Past Co-Chair, Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program, State Bar of Georgia (2008-2013)
Before joining King & Spalding, Ms. Adam served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia between 2002 and 2006. In that role, she conducted extensive grand jury investigations, evidentiary hearings, and criminal trials involving kickbacks, healthcare fraud, tax fraud, financial aid fraud, and child sexual exploitation, among other offenses. For example, she oversaw the criminal investigation of a medical supply company that lead to an indictment of senior officers for Medicare fraud and a deferred prosecution agreement with the company. She was lead counsel for the United States in criminal trials leading to convictions for trafficking in counterfeit goods and child sexual exploitation.
Before serving as an AUSA, Ms. Adam represented business clients in complex commercial litigation disputes. She has significant experience in all facets of state and federal litigation, including motion practice, discovery, trial, and appeals.
At the start of her legal career, Ms. Adam served as a law clerk for the Honorable Karen J. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Before attending law school, Ms. Adam served as a Lieutenant on active duty in the United States Navy (1988 to 1992), earning two Navy Achievement Medals.