Justin K. Brown


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Justin Brown focuses on solving complex healthcare regulatory issues, particularly those involving the federal physician self-referral law (Stark Law), Anti-Kickback Statute, and state analogs. His clients include hospitals and health systems, post-acute providers, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, healthcare technology companies, and their strategic partners and investors.

Justin regularly serves as healthcare regulatory counsel for transactions, enforcement actions, and day-to-day operations, helping clients manage risk while accomplishing their business objectives. His experience includes:

  • Working with hospitals and physician groups to prevent or resolve Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute issues related to physician compensation and ownership.
  • Designing appropriate structures for joint ventures, affiliations, integrated networks, and physician investments.
  • Developing models for large, multi-state physician practices and management services organizations with national operations.
  • Leading regulatory due diligence, providing guidance on key risk areas, and resolving challenging issues.
  • Analyzing potential overpayments and, when required, advising on voluntary refunds, self-disclosures, or other resolutions.
  • Responding to and defending against payment suspensions and external audits.
  • Conducting internal compliance reviews and investigations.
  • Defending against government investigations and claims threatened or brought under the federal False Claims Act.

Before entering private practice, Justin 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 (2019-2022); Leadership Development Program (2019)