John E. Kelly


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John Kelly is a former federal prosecutor and an experienced trial attorney. He currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and co-chair of the firm’s Compliance & Government Investigations Practice Group. John represents companies and individuals in internal investigations, government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and civil litigation in matters related to healthcare fraud and abuse (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law), the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and other regulatory and compliance issues. He also has experience in cases involving procurement fraud, securities fraud, accounting fraud, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering. John’s practice spans across a number of industries with a particular emphasis on healthcare and life sciences. John has been named one of Washington, D.C.’s Super Lawyers.

John had a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice (DOJ) where he held a number of leadership positions:

  • Assistant Chief for Healthcare Fraud, Criminal Division, Fraud Section – Investigated, prosecuted and supervised healthcare fraud cases nationwide.
  • Lead Prosecutor, Medicare Fraud Strike Force, Los Angeles, CA – Directed and supervised agents, prosecutors and investigations.
  • Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys – Worked closely with leadership at the DOJ, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, HHS-OIG, FBI, DEA, and other agencies.
  • Assistant United States Attorney; Western and Northern Districts of New York.
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District of Columbia Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association — Health Law Section, Vice-Chair, Government Attorneys (2018-present)

American Bar Association — Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference Planning Committee, Vice Chair (2012-2015); Health Law Section’s Health Law and Policy Coordinating Committee Liaison for the Fraud and Compliance Interest Group (2012-2013)

American Health Law Association (AHLA) — Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, Lead Coordinator (2014-2016), Conference Planning Committee of the Fraud & Compliance Institute, Member (2015-2016); Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Enforcement Committee, Co-Chair (2013-2014)

AdvaMed Medical Technology Learning Institute Advisory Council