About Ryan J. Meyer

Ryan Meyer is an associate in the firm's White Collar and Internal Investigations group. He focuses his practice on defending companies and executives in government investigations, civil enforcement actions and criminal proceedings typically involving allegations of securities fraud and health care fraud. During the most stressful moments of their careers, Ryan helps companies and executives fight back when the entire apparatus of the government is bearing down on them.

Reputations and relationships can make all the difference in litigation with the government

Ryan works with middle market companies and executives accused of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, bribery, kickback and corruption, as well as qui tam suits alleging violations of federal and state civil false claims acts. His group has the relationships and the reputation to be taken seriously by the government. Committed to being proactive on behalf of their clients, they dive deep on their client's cases, often avoiding indictment altogether and minimizing financial and reputational disruption.

Ryan has assisted in defending clients before a wide variety of federal and state agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, among others. His group has developed a special proficiency in most areas of health care over the last several years because of the numerous cases they have handled. As a result, they are able to advise clients on suspicious or suspect patterns of behavior by employees and/or contractors, or on patterns that will appear suspicious or suspect to the government or commercial payers.

Prior to joining Katten, Ryan served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa of the Southern District of Texas and as an associate at a large Texas law firm.

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Practice Focus

  • White-collar criminal and regulatory defense
  • Health care
  • Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • False Claims Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Securities regulation and enforcement

Representative Experience

  • Defended physician-owned medical practice in a criminal investigation involving allegations of health care fraud, tax fraud, and wire and mail fraud.  *
  • Defended provider-owned dental practice in a qui tam Federal False Claims Act whistleblower lawsuit and parallel federal criminal and civil investigations.  *
  • Represented publicly traded real estate investment fund in an SEC investigation and a parallel DOJ criminal investigation.  *
  • Defended multiple individuals and companies against various SEC accounting and asset valuation investigations.  *
  • Defended numerous companies and individuals in federal and state whistleblower lawsuits and resulting civil and criminal investigations conducted by HHS-OIG, the FBI, the FDA, US Attorneys' Offices, and state Medicaid officials.  *
  • Represented health care providers and DME/pharma interests in Anti-Kickback, Stark Act, and False Claims Act civil and criminal investigations and cases. *
  • Assisted in internal investigation of a large insurance-benefits manager to determine the source and scope of a potential data breach. Also advised on implementation of remedial measures.  *
* Experience prior to Katten

Publications

  • Do's and Don'ts All Counsel Should Know About Government Investigations
    Winter 2016/2017

Presentations and Events

  • Participant | The Largest Healthcare Enforcement Action in U.S. History: Why it Happened and How to Avoid Being a Part of the Next One
    October 7–9, 2018
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Annual In-House Symposium
    Presenter | Anti-Corruption Training and Compliance
    April 27, 2018