Sarah Cummings, Max Louik and Carrie Gorner

Sarah Cummings is a partner in Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group in the firm’s Dallas office. Her practice focuses in the areas of anti-corruption, regulatory, compliance and litigation matters for clients such as hospitals and hospital systems; medical device, pharmaceutical and biological manufacturers; Part B DMEPOS suppliers; pharmacy chains; and other related companies in the life sciences and health care space. In addition, Sarah represents health systems, academic medical centers and medical device manufacturers and suppliers in complex litigation and government investigations involving the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.
Max Louik is an associate in Reed Smith’s Insurance Recovery Group in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He focuses his practice on representing policyholders in substantial insurance coverage matters in both arbitration and state and federal court. Max’s experience advocating for insureds includes mass tort product liability matters, long-tail environmental claims, employment practices matters, fiduciary liability claims, cyber liability and first-party property claims, among others. Max also counsels clients on their insurance coverage renewals and performs insurance program audits.
Carrie Gorner is an associate in Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group in the firm’s Austin office. She focuses her practice on regulatory and compliance advice, as well as litigation matters. Carrie provides advice and support for hospitals, medical device manufacturers, pharmacies and other companies in the health care industry on matters related to the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, as well as Texas state government investigations. Carrie also advises clients on OSHA-related compliance matters with an emphasis on developing internal safety policies and procedures.
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Attorneys from Reed Smith discuss the uptick in insurance coverage for False Claims Act litigation and the impact of a recent Fourth Circuit decision – plus provide practical advice for how to maximize insurance recovery in the event of an FCA lawsuit. There is little doubt that we will see a deluge of False Claims Act (FCA) litigation in the wake of...

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