Richard Raskin is co-chair of Sidley's global health-care practice team and head of the Chicago health-care group. For over 25 years his practice has focused on complex health-care litigation involving competition, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues.
Among his recent engagements, Richard served as lead national counsel for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in In re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation, and for two other manufacturers in AWP-related state attorney general suits. He also serves as lead national counsel for a clinical laboratory company in several governmental investigations and related qui tam litigation, and for three drug manufacturers in a False Claims Act suit involving Medicaid price reporting. On the competition side, he has led the defence team in numerous federal trade commission investigations, state attorney general matters, and private antitrust suits, and regularly counsels leading health systems and providers on competition matters. He currently represents a major manufacturer in consumer class actions alleging false advertising.
Richard is a member of the advisory board of BNA Bloomberg's Health Law Reporter and a former officer of the health care committee of the antitrust section of the American Bar Association. His publications include articles in Antitrust magazine, Antitrust Health Care Chronicle, Health Law Reporter, and the Journal of Health and Hospital Law, among others. He edits Sidley's False Claims Act blog, (http://fcablog.sidley.com). In addition, he co-authored the chapter on antitrust in Telemedicine and E-Health Law. In 2003, he was invited to present testimony at the hearings on health-care competition law and policy jointly sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice.
Following law school, Richard was a law clerk to Judge Hubert L Will, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to being a member of the trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, he has argued appeals in numerous state and federal appeals courts.
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