Brian Irving represents businesses and individuals in complex litigation and government investigations, focusing on healthcare fraud, controlled substances enforcement and diversion, and business disputes. Brian’s clients span a variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmacy, government contracting, and financial services. Brian has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Brian’s practice includes:
- Healthcare Fraud & Abuse – Representing healthcare providers in litigation under the False Claims Act and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorneys’ Offices, and HHS-OIG, including matters involving alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.
- Controlled Substances Enforcement & Diversion – Representing Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants handling controlled substances in internal investigations and government investigations and enforcement actions related to compliance with the Controlled Substances Act, the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, and related federal and state laws.
- Managed Care Disputes – Representing clients in disputes between healthcare providers and payors involving contract disputes, payment issues, out-of-network claims, medical necessity denials, network exclusion, ERISA, and prompt pay laws.
- Business Disputes – Representing corporate and individual defendants in complex commercial disputes involving breach of contract, torts, shareholder litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, and earnout payments, as well as lawsuits and government investigations involving alleged violations of federal and state securities laws.
Brian is the editor of and a frequent contributor to the firm’s Inside the False Claims Act blog.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Brian served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Brian earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an Articles Editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review, and received a B.A. in philosophy from Yale University. Before law school, Brian played professional baseball with the San Francisco Giants organization.