Mitchell J. Lazris
Partner, Washington, D.C.
Mitch Lazris focuses primarily on complex enforcement investigations and litigation relating to a range of healthcare issues. For over 15 years, Mitch has represented pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, academic health centers, physician practices, and insurers in a wide variety of government investigations, both civil and criminal in nature, involving issues arising under federal and state laws. These matters have included a wide range of issues arising under the Anti-Kickback Act, the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act, the False Claims Act, and state Consumer Protection Acts. His experience encompasses internal investigations, congressional investigations, grand jury practice, as well as related civil litigation activity such as the defense of qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and related laws.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Mitch was a trial attorney in the Civil Fraud Section of the Department of Justice. In that capacity, he investigated, litigated, and settled complex multimillion dollar civil False Claims Act matters, including numerous qui tam actions. His primary areas of focus were healthcare and defense contract fraud matters, which often involved parallel criminal and state investigations.