Ingrid S. Martin

Biography

Ingrid 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.

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.

An experienced criminal defense and civil litigation attorney, Ms. Martin has successfully handled trials and appeals in state and federal courts.  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.

Ms. Martin's representative accomplishments include:

  • 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

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Ms. Martin speaks German and French, and, as required by her Swiss heritage, is an avid skier.

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  • Background
    • Collora LLP (merged into Hogan Lovells LLP as of September 2017), 2007-2017
    • Clements & Clements, 2005-2007
    • Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, 2003-2005
    • Law Clerk, Hon. George A. O'Toole, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2001-2003
  • Professional Activities
    • Boston Bar Association's Health Law Section Steering Committee, former Co-Chair of Committee, currently Chair of the Social Action Subcommittee
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Health Lawyers Association
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • Publications / Lectures
    • Panelist, Life Sciences Conference, Boston Bar Association, September 2018
    • "Big Data: Medical Billing Fraud and Abuse Claims Increasingly Based on Data Analysis," Healthcare Business Today, Feb. 27, 2018
    • Lecturer, Representing Physician & Other Healthcare Providers, February 2018
    • Panelist, White Collar Crime Conference, Boston Bar Association, January 2018
    • Faculty, "Responding to CIDs and HIPAA Subpoenas in FCA Investigations," Strafford Seminar, 2017
    • Panelist, "Key Health Law Issues in Massachusetts in 2016," Boston Bar Association, 2017 Moderator, Health Care Fraud CLE, Boston Bar Association, 2012-2017
    • Panelist, "It's Confidential -- Privilege Law in Massachusetts," Massachusetts Bar Association, 2016
    • Panelist, Criminal Law and Employment, Boston Bar Association, 2014
    • Speaker, "Obtaining Computer Search Warrants," National Association of Attorneys General, Computer Crime Symposium, 2004
    • Co-Author, "Best Practices Handbook in Advising Clients on Fraud and Abuse Issues," American Health Lawyers Association, 2017
    • Co-Author, "A Practical Guide to Introducing Evidence in Massachusetts," 4th Edition, MCLE
    • Co-Author, "Protecting Private Health Information from Disclosure in FCA Investigations," American Bar Association, Health eSource, 2016
    • Author, "The Right to Stay in the Closet: Information Disclosures by Public Officials," 32 Seton Hall Law Review 407 (2002)
  • Awards / Achievements
    • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2018-2019
    • Top 100 Lawyers, New England and Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
    • Top 50 Women, New England and Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
    • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2014-2018
    • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2013
    • Pro Bono Publico Award, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2016
    • Pro Bono Honoree, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2016
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