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Latham & Watkins LLP

Katherine Lauer

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Latham & Watkins LLP


Katherine Lauer is a partner in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins, and is a global Co-chair of the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. Ms. Lauer focuses her practice on healthcare litigation, with emphasis on healthcare fraud defense. She has defended some of the country's largest and most high-profile civil and criminal government healthcare fraud investigations and qui tam cases, representing such clients as HCA, Tenet Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West and University Hospitals Health System of Cleveland.


United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘reputation precedes it’ in the healthcare space, where it handles the full gamut of matters for a service provider client base spanning hospitals, dialysis providers, home health hospice providers and eHealth companies. The team recently acted for the University of Massachusetts Medical School in a False Claim Act suit brought by a former employee alleging that the school improperly claimed state and federal Medicaid reimbursement funds; advised KKR on the healthcare regulatory elements of its $2.8bn acquisition of WebMD; and assisted Press Ganey with its sale to EQT Partners. Noteworthy practitioners include healthcare fraud defense expert Katherine Lauer in San Diego, regulatory specialist John Manthei and litigator Daniel Meron (both based in Washington DC), Daniel Settelmayer in Los Angeles and Orange County-based Scott Shean, who focuses on transactional work.

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