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Sheree Kanner

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Sheree is the Practice Area Leader for Hogan Lovells’ Health Practice. Her areas of focus include matters involving clients in the healthcare industry.


Sheree served as the general counsel for CMS for many years. She also was a liaison between CMS and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Medicare and Medicaid fraud matters and represented HHS on several high-level interagency workgroups established to harmonize and integrate executive branch policy. She was a member of the Executive Level Fraud Workgroup, which coordinated Medicare and Medicaid fraud efforts among CMS, HHS Office of the Inspector General, and DOJ. She was also the HHS representative to the White House National Economic Council's Antitrust Workgroup. Prior to serving as general counsel for CMS, Sheree headed the Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Team for the HHS Office of the General Counsel and supervised Medicare and Medicaid litigation for HHS.


Member, American Bar Association; Member, American Health Lawyers Association


B.S., The State University of New York, Stony Brook University; J.D., University of Michigan Law School

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: health insurers

Within: Healthcare: health insurers

Led by Sheree Kanner out of the Washington DC office, Hogan Lovells US LLP's health insurers practice covers transactions, policy initiatives, coverage and reimbursement matters, compliance and internal investigations, as well as False Claims Act litigation and class action defence. Miami-based Craig Smith and Allen Pegg are advising three Florida Medicaid health plans -  Amerigroup Florida, Sunshine State Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare of Florida - against a putative class action brought by a consortium of nursing homes. Washington DC-based Craig Hoover is leading a team representing eleven Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) companies in closely watched litigation over whether BCBS license agreements violate federal antitrust laws. Los Angeles managing partner Michael Maddigan and his team regularly advise on complex commercial disputes, including helping to secure a California Court of Appeal victory for Anthem.

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Healthcare: service providers

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Sheree Kanner - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Within: Healthcare: service providers

The 'terrific, smart and committed' global healthcare team at Hogan Lovells US LLP is recommended for its 'superb advice and follow-through in healthcare issues impacting hospitals'. One example of the latter was 'unsurpassed regulatory expert' Sheree Kanner's work for American Hospital Association in its efforts to ensure that hospital audits conducted by the OIG and repayment requests from CMS are consistent with Medicare rules. The practice further handles transactions, antitrust litigation, payment models and reimbursement, as well as data privacy issues. In other highlights, Beth Roberts assisted the American College of Radiology on filing a successful application for support and participation in the regulatory rule-making for CMS' new appropriate-use-criteria program for advanced diagnostic imaging services, while a team comprising Clifford Stromberg, Robert Leibenluft and Leigh Oliver (among others) advised Wake Forest Baptist Health on its $250m acquisition of High Point Regional Health from University of North Carolina Health Care. Jonathan Diesenhaus, 'a very experienced and knowledgeable False Claims Act and qui tam expert', recently acted for clients such as Healogics and Beaumont Health. All mentioned individuals are based in Washington DC. In New York, local practice head Jeff Schneider is the main contact.

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