Jessica Sievert provides advice and counsel to clients that require assistance managing complex regulatory environments or addressing allegations of fraud or abuse. Companies, largely in the healthcare industry, turn to Jessica for a variety of compliance and fraud-related matters, such as:
· Civil and criminal investigations
· False Claims Act or qui tam litigation
· Stark and Anti-kickback compliance
· Internal investigations
Clients who are subject to investigation by regulatory agencies engage Jessica to provide insight and direction throughout the investigation process, and to defend them in the event that formal charges of fraud or impropriety are issued. Jessica brings a creative approach to problem solving and finds practical ways to resolve issues. From the review of arrangements between hospitals and physicians to the defense of individuals or companies facing criminal fraud charges, Jessica provides focused and personal attention to complex and sensitive matters.
While Jessica's primary focus relates to white collar criminal defense and healthcare fraud, she also has substantial experience litigating civil corporate matters, including corporate governance litigation, securities class actions, and shareholder derivative lawsuits.
· Member, National Association of Women Lawyers, and Membership Committee Member
· Steering Committee Member and Founding Member, YMCA of Greater Miami, Young Professionals Group
· Member, Dade County Bar Association
12.12.12, "Indemnity Rights Under the False Claims Act: Fact or Illusion," by Paul S. Davidson and Jessica R. Sievert, BNA's Health Care Fraud Report
09.28.12, "Quality of Care, Medical Necessity, and the Peer Review Process: A Compliance Risk that Every Hospital Should Understand," by Richard W. Westling, Patricia O. Powers, Jessica R. Seivert, BNA's Health Law Reporter
Volunteer, Great Commission Alliance
Jessica has a volunteer spirit; she has traveled to Haiti to help build orphanages and schools and has been involved in a number of fundraising activities. She enjoys travel and discovering new places, outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, and working out.