Matthew M. Curley


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Matt Curley is co-chair of the Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Task Force and represents clients in connection with internal and governmental investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly involving matters of fraud and abuse within the healthcare industry. Matt has considerable experience in litigating matters under the False Claims Act (FCA) and in representing clients in actions and investigations brought by government regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and various state agencies. Matt’s clients include a wide array of healthcare providers, including hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, hospice providers, and home health providers, among others.

Matt’s perspective is informed by his prior experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he served as Civil Chief and coordinated the Office’s civil enforcement efforts in representing the United States and its agencies in healthcare fraud and abuse actions arising under the FCA.

In the latest issue of Chambers USA, Matt was described as “a preeminent expert and formidable advocate with a perfect client touch.” (from Chambers USA 2022). In previous Chambers guides, clients said Matt was “an amazing defense counsel who produces very effective results,” “a ‘go-to’ practitioner for government investigation and fraud matters in the healthcare space” and “a key point of contact for providers facing False Claims Act issues involving areas such as billing and reimbursement.” (from Chambers USA 2017, 2018, 2020)  He is also an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he teaches Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. Matt is a contributor and editor of the firm’s annual Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review and the firm’s Inside the False Claims Act Blog and has served as a member of Law 360’s Health Editorial Advisory Board.

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