Ingrid S. Martin focuses her practice on the intersection of criminal defense and healthcare law, where a seemingly minor infraction can rapidly escalate into licensing and accreditation challenges, allegations of false claims submissions, as well as exclusion from Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare programs. She also represents healthcare providers accused of misconduct ranging from violations of medical staff bylaws to alleged violations of criminal laws.
A partner at the firm, Ms. Martin represents a broad range of healthcare providers and entities, including pharmacies, medical device companies, medical practices, physical therapy businesses, adult day health programs, home health agencies, dental practices, and individual medical professionals.
With two decades of criminal defense and civil litigation experience, Ms. Martin has successfully handled trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as agency proceedings. She routinely counsels her clients in investigations brought by the DOJ, FDA, DEA, Office of the Inspector General of Health and Human Services, the Massachusetts Attorney General, and state District Attorneys' Offices.
Ms. Martin has significant experience assisting medical professionals appearing before licensing boards, including the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Board of Registration in Pharmacy. She also guides clients through peer review proceedings initiated by hospitals or insurance companies, as well as through audits and accreditation procedures.
Her practice also encompasses advising clients on contractual and business litigation matters where her familiarity with the healthcare regulatory environment is often critical.
Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Ms. Martin speaks German and French, and is an avid skier as required by her Swiss heritage.
Persuaded the Supreme Judicial Court to hold that the Board of Registration in Medicine cannot subpoena materials protected by the psychotherapist-patient privilege during a Board investigation
Obtained jury acquittal of dentist accused of sexually assaulting a patient
Obtained in-network reinstatement and reversal of payment demands for healthcare entity after challenge to audit results by private payor
Resolved DOJ and DEA investigation of a national pharmacy chain for alleged diversion of prescription drugs with an administrative settlement and no admission of liability
Obtained Department of Administrative Law Appeals decision finding no wrongful or substandard conduct by psychiatrist accused by Board of Medicine of writing improper prescriptions to multiple patients
Represented medical device company in federal False Claims Act raising novel issues under the regulatory discount safe harbor provisions
Successfully challenged search warrant executed at physician's office by demonstrating that medical records were improperly seized
Obtained dismissal of multicount indictment by Massachusetts Attorney General against chiropractor wrongfully charged with insurance fraud
Successfully challenged summary suspension of physician's license by Board of Medicine
Oversaw multi-state recall of drugs compounded by pharmacy client
Advised medical device company on new pricing structure to ensure compliance with Anti-Kickback Statute