Posted on May 20, 2015 in Biographies
Written by: David B. Honig
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
500 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1293
Drew Howk is an associate in Hall Render’s litigation practice group, devoting his practice to defending clients against government and whistleblower actions alleged under the False Claims Act and representing health care and business clients in commercial litigation, including federal multi-district litigation and appeals. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Howk is also an adjunct professor at Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, where he teaches an undergraduate course on the legal aspects of health care administration. Before joining Hall Render, Mr. Howk graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law with a Certificate in Health Law and was inducted into both the Woolsack and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies. Mr. Howk was the editor-in-chief of the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy, participated as a member on the National Moot Court team and clerked with the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois.
Wabash College, B.A., cum laude – 2008
Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Certificate in Health Law – 2012
Admitted to Bar
Indiana – 2012
U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana – 2012
U.S. District Court, New Mexico – 2016
Representative FCA cases
United States ex rel. Herron v. Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group, et al., settled in the Southern District of Indiana. Represented the physician practice and individual physicians in a whistleblower case alleging over-billing of evaluation and management codes.
United States ex rel. Coots v. Reid Memorial Hospital, dismissed, in the Southern District of Indiana. Represented the hospital in a whistleblower case alleging Stark Act and Anti-Kickback violations, upcoding of services and the use of false diagnostic codes.
False Claims Act Articles
CMS Announces Further Delay of Repayment Rule
Federal Court Rejects Fraud Claim
DOJ Intervenes in Retained Overpayment Suit