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Michael H. Phillips

Mike Phillips is admitted to practice in Ohio. He is not currently admitted in South Carolina.

Mike Phillips is an associate in the firm's Charleston office. He is a member of the Heath Care and FDA practice group. Mike’s practice includes reimbursement compliance, defense, and litigation with a focus on Medicare and Medicaid audits and private payer audits. Mike also provides practical advice on compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”), Civil Monetary Penalties (“CMP”) Law, and the False Claims Act (“FCA”). In addition, Mike has experience in assisting health care providers and business associates with data breach and security incident response efforts.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of another global law firm where he focused on health care as well as privacy and cybersecurity issues. On the health care-side, Mike mainly focused on health regulatory and transactional issues, including advising digital health companies, hospitals, and health systems on regulatory concerns. Mike also played a role in investigations arising under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) subpoenas and advised clients on potential FCA and AKS liability. From a privacy and cybersecurity standpoint, Mike has counseled clients across various industries in responding to data security incidents by coordinating forensic investigations, leading notification reviews, and advising clients on notification compliance. He has also provided more proactive assistance to companies in preparing for data security incidents by drafting incident response plans and privacy policies. Mike has familiarity with a myriad of state and federal privacy laws, having provided companies with practical regulatory compliance guidance on comprehensive state consumer privacy laws (e.g., CCPA, VCDPA, and CPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and HIPAA.

He has also conducted privacy and health care due diligence reviews for mergers, acquisitions, and potential investments, with a focus on Telephone Consumer Protection Act and CAN-SPAM compliance, as well as health care fraud and abuse, and other compliance concerns. 

While in law school, Mike served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Anthony J. Trenga at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also interned at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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