Anjali Downs’ commanding knowledge of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law safeguards health care clients’ products, services, and ensures operational success. Clients, which range from the full spectrum of providers to device manufacturers and ambulatory centers, depend on Anjali’s in-depth understanding of the fraud and abuse laws and what triggers government authorities to take exception. Whether ensuring a tech company’s innovation launches smoothly or facilitating innovative arrangements among and between referral sources or defending health systems against whistleblower claims, Anjali has the skills and experience necessary to effectively handle the diverse legal needs of her clients.
During investigations, Anjali is particularly effective in persuading government regulators on issues where official guidance is scant and/or evolving, such as in substance use disorder treatment. Her skillful, novel defenses inform regulators and have reduced the threat of program exclusion, costly settlements, and other steep penalties. Anjali credits her training in public health community education with developing her empathetic style—just one reason behind the long-term relationships clients build with her.
As regulatory counsel, which is greatly enhanced by a strong defensive game, Anjali aligns clients’ risk tolerance with commercial opportunities to create a path forward. As value-based care expands, Anjali is preparing clients to meet related challenges on fraud and abuse laws and the interactions by and between health care referral sources.