Samuel C. Cohen
Sam Cohen is a senior associate in the Health Care practice. Sam’s practice focuses on providing advice to clients regarding compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, with an emphasis on the Stark law and anti-kickback statute. Sam also advises clients on internal and external investigations, particularly investigations related to the False Claims Act, as well as on the HIPAA regulations, reimbursement issues, licensing requirements, and other compliance matters.
As part of his practice, Sam helps health care clients respond to government subpoenas, address related compliance issues, and negotiate associated settlement agreements and corporate integrity agreements, and he also assists clients with drafting, implementing, and evaluating both fraud and abuse and HIPAA compliance programs. Sam has helped clients with all aspects of making voluntary self-disclosures, including the drafting and submission of self-disclosures to the OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol and the CMS Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol. He also conducts due diligence as part of acquisitions to confirm that target companies are complying with all applicable health care regulations.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Sam was a judicial clerk for Judge Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court.
Sam also worked at the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee, where he conducted budget analysis for health and human services accounts including welfare, child care, social services, mental health, mental retardation, and elder affairs.
Sam is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.