Jon S. Zucker

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Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, LLP
Perimeter Three

Suite 450
3015 Carrington Mill Boulevard
Morrisville, NC 27560

Phone: (919) 447-4964
Email: jzucker@hallrender.com
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Biography

Jon Zucker is an associate in the firm’s Raleigh office where he is a member of the Health Counsel practice group. He provides regulatory, compliance and transactional advice to a broad range of health care clients, including health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, pharmaceutical companies and long-term care providers. He has assisted these clients with various matters, including False Claims Act/qui tam cases, corporate compliance, Fraud and Abuse/Stark analysis, self-disclosure protocol submissions, hospital affiliations, government audits relating to Medicare and Medicaid billing and compliance with regulatory requirements regarding licensure and data privacy and security laws.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon practiced as an associate in North Carolina and New York. During law school, he worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia in the mental health division. He also served as a Board Member and the Bluebook Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and co-president of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society.

Preparatory Education

  • Brown University, B.S., magna cum laude – 2009
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A. – 2012

Legal Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., James Wilson Scholar – 2012

 Admitted to Bar

  • Massachusetts – 2013
  • New York – 2013
  • North Carolina – 2015

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association

Representative FCA cases

United States, ex rel. John D’Alessio, M.D. et al. v. Vanderbilt University. Represent an academic medical center in ongoing FCA litigation in the Middle District of Tennessee involving allegations of lack of teaching physician presence in connection with overlapping surgeries, medical direction of anesthesia services, and procedures performed in an Intensive Care Unit setting; lawsuit was unsealed in September 2013 after government decided not to intervene.

United States, State of Florida, ex rel. Mariela Barnes, v. Dr. David Spellberg, 21st Century Oncology and Naples Urology Associates. Represented international radiation therapy company in connection with resolution of FCA lawsuit involving allegations of lack of medical necessity involving Fluorescence in Situ (FISH) tests and related inquiry into Stark compensation practices, and related entry into Corporate Integrity Agreement.

Represented a major New York hospital system in responding to subpoenas issued by the Department of Justice regarding False Claims Act allegations of health care fraud related to upcoding.

Represented a health insurance company in responding to Civil Investigative Demand issued by the Department of Justice regarding False Claims Act allegations related to enrollment issues and settlement of such claims

Represented a managed care organization responding to Department of Justice investigation regarding False Claims Act allegations related to termination of beneficiaries, and settlement of such claims.

Represented a nationwide pharmacy responding to subpoenas issued by the New York State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit regarding allegations of health care fraud related to medical necessity.

Publications

  • OIG’s Alert Has Broad Implications With A Hint Of Warning, Law 360, April 2013.