As a member of the firm’s health law group, James Buck advises health systems, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers on a range of business and regulatory issues, including corporate governance and structure, physician recruitment and employment, the federal anti-kickback law, federal and state physician self-referral laws, the false claims act, licensing, and certification.
James also works closely with health care clients on all aspects of corporate compliance including compliance program assessments, the development of compliance policies, training and education, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures to federal and state agencies, and refunding of overpayments to governmental payors. In addition, James represents hospitals and other health care providers in certificate of need proceedings and before state licensing boards.
Prior to joining Gallagher, James was a senior litigation associate in an international law firm, where his practice focused on advising health care clients on regulatory and compliance matters and false claims act defense.
Before entering private practice, James served for two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James A. Kenney III of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.