Michael Elliott is a former federal prosecutor whose practice centers on the health care and financial industries. Mr. Elliott serves as counsel to individuals and corporate clients in complex criminal, civil and regulatory matters including those implicating Medicare, Medicaid, Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback statute, False Claims Act (whistleblowers), corporate integrity agreements (CIA), FDA laws, HIPPA, tax matters, securities and banking.
Prior to joining The Oberheiden Law Group, Mr. Elliott was the criminal health care fraud coordinator at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas and lead attorney for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in North Texas working with federal and state law enforcement agencies coordinating health care investigations and prosecutions in Texas and throughout the country. In this capacity he routinely worked with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL) the Texas Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and national private-pay insurance providers among others. Mr. Elliott tried numerous cases and lead over one hundred investigations during his tenure as a federal prosecutor.
Mr. Elliott has extensive experience in government investigations of corporate executives as well as large corporate entities to include hospital conglomerates, hospitals, physician group practices and physicians, national durable medical equipment suppliers, dietary supplement distributors and manufacturers, investment firms and banks.
Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Mr. Elliott litigated complex civil and criminal cases at an internationally recognized boutique law firm in New York City where he represented clients in state and federal court and appeared before numerous arbitration panels.
Before attending law school, Mr. Elliott served as an officer in the United States Navy. He was a surface warfare officer onboard the USS Gonzalez, a destroyer, and an engineer onboard the USS Peleliu, an amphibious assault ship.
He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is licensed to practice in Texas, New York and New Jersey.