Justin K. Brown


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Justin Brown focuses on healthcare regulatory matters. He guides clients through the healthcare regulatory challenges they face in transactions and day-to-day operations, especially those posed by the federal physician self-referral (Stark) law and Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as state self-referral, anti-kickback, fee-splitting, and corporate practice of medicine prohibitions.

His practice spans the industry, with clients that include hospitals and health systems, post-acute providers, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis providers, device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, physician practices, and their strategic partners and investors. Justin’s practice involves:

  • Regulatory – Advising clients on healthcare regulatory issues ranging from the routine to the most challenging. Analyzing potential overpayments and, when required, assisting clients with voluntary refunds or self-disclosures to government contractors or agencies.
  • Operations – Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts with physicians and physician groups. Counseling on physician compensation models, group practice-related matters, and compliance with the Stark law, federal anti-kickback statute, and state healthcare regulatory laws.
  • Transactions – Structuring mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations, and other arrangements. As healthcare regulatory counsel, leading regulatory due diligence, providing guidance on key risk areas, and resolving challenging regulatory issues.
  • Compliance – Guiding internal compliance reviews and investigations. Developing and improving compliance programs. Devising risk mitigation strategies.
  • Government Investigations – Responding to and defending against payment suspensions and external audits by government contractors. Acting as a healthcare regulatory subject matter expert on government investigations and claims threatened or brought under the federal False Claims Act.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Justin was an attorney in the healthcare group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Before entering private practice, he was a trial attorney in the Massachusetts public defender’s office, practicing primarily in the Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts.


American Health Law Association (AHLA) — Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, Enterprise Risk Management Affinity Group, Vice Chair – Educational Programming (2019-present); Leadership Development Program (2019)