Clients across the health care and life sciences spectrum look to attorney Erica Sibley Bahnsen for help in navigating complex False Claims Act and white collar internal investigations, grand jury probes and other criminal investigations, and agency investigations.
Erica regularly represents hospitals, national provider staffing services, dietary supplement manufacturers, and providers of emergency services, dermatology, and other medical specialties in a variety of enforcement matters at both the state and federal levels. Erica focuses her practice on False Claims Act investigation defense and litigation, CARES Act/COVID-19 enforcement defense, and white collar internal investigation and litigation defense. When a client receives a government contact or inquiry, Erica guides them through the process of responding, negotiating a settlement, or litigating the matter.
Businesses appreciate how Erica effectively and efficiently manages complex discovery. They value how she is able to combine technical health care knowledge with litigation experience—and manage investigation defense for health care industry patients with an understanding of the effects on potential litigation. Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Erica was a health care attorney at a large regional law firm. While in law school, she served as an intern at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel; was as an Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review; received the Timothy G. Rothwell Health Law Scholarship; and was a Seton Hall Distinguished Health Law Scholar.
Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
- Counseled a large national physician staffing company against national False Claims Act allegations related to emergency department billing. Because of Erica’s representation, the government declined to intervene in the matter.
- Defended a highly regulated financial industry client in responding to multiple government-issued criminal and civil subpoenas from various enforcement agencies. Erica conducted an internal investigation into the highest level of employees and board members relating to fraud against the client. The government prosecution led to multiple former employees and affiliates with the client being sentenced to time in prison and owing substantial sums (over $10 million) of restitution.
- Successfully defended the home health care division of a national company against a government investigation into home health billing practices. Because of Erica’s defense, the government declined to intervene in the matter.
- Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
- Associate Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
- The College of New Jersey (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008)
- Phi Beta Kappa
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
Professional & Community Involvement
- American Health Lawyers Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New York City Bar Association