Foley & Lardner LLP announced that Dr. Lori S. Richardson Pelliccioni has joined the firm’s Health Care and Government Enforcement, Compliance and White Collar Practices as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Pelliccioni’s practice will focus on regulatory compliance, health care fraud and abuse, health care investigations and due diligence matters.
Before working in the private sector, Lori served seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the Civil Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, where she led False Claims Act investigations involving health care organizations.
Pelliccioni comes to Foley after working in the health care industry for more than 20 years. She has held various top positions in the health care industry, including as a chief compliance officer, chief risk officer, and a general counsel for health care companies.
She is known for her practical approach to solving complex problems, deep understanding of risk issues and past industry experience in the public and private sectors.
Lawrence Vernaglia, chair of Foley’s Health Care Practice, said “Foley is pleased to expand our nationally recognized Health Care Practice with the addition of Lori.” He added that she, “will be a key strategic advisor to our clients as regulations continue to tighten for health care providers.” Foley was named “Law Firm of the Year — Health Care Law” for the third consecutive year on the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list.
Pelliccioni, who received her Ph.D. from the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), teaches at the Department of Health Policy & Management within the School of Public Health and serves on the UCLA School of Public Health Alumni Association. She also served two years on the University of California Board of Regents.
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