ACC Amicus Brief in Friedman v. Sebelius Opposes HHS Secretary’s Application of Exclusion to In-House Counsel

ACC filed an amicus brief on June 28th in the D.C. Circuit urging the court to reject the Health and Human Services Secretary’s exclusion of an in-house attorney from federal health care programs, pursuant to the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine, after he “pled guilty to a strict-liability status misdemeanor based exclusively on the misconduct of others”.

ACC argues that “the government’s new emphasis in targeting only in-house lawyers for the wrongdoing of their clients is counterproductive and could be seen by some as targeting lawyers to the detriment of their clients.”

For more information, read the ACC brief:

ACC Amicus Brief in Friedman v. Sebelius