Sean joined Arent Fox in 2012 and counsels clients on both regulatory compliance and complex litigation matters. Sean provides advice and counseling as well as litigation services with respect to commercial payer disputes and numerous issues that arise for group health plans and medical providers under ERISA, FEHB, ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, and various state laws. He also has experience with issues arising under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Sean also counsels health care providers on creating and implementing compliance programs, and managing ongoing risks in the face of ever changing regulatory schemes at the state and federal levels. Sean’s experience also includes significant work advising clients on internal investigations related to the False Claims Act and often implicating the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. As part of his practice, Sean helps health care clients respond to government subpoenas and address related compliance issues.
In addition to his focus on the health care industry, Sean also litigates a wide variety of other disputes in the areas of government contracts, employment discrimination, securities, OSHA, and construction, among others.
Sean played a significant role in an appeal before the Fifth Circuit regarding a number of substantive matters of first impression, including whether the statute of limitations bars OSHA from enforcing alleged Process Safety Management violations for Process Hazard Analysis and audit findings against a current employer where its predecessor conducted the Process Hazard Analyses and audits years prior to its ownership.
No matter the subject area, Sean focuses on understanding each client’s business objectives, and works hard to further them.