Corporate clients, as well as executives, business owners, and other individuals, rely on Wells Trompeter in high-stakes government investigations and civil and criminal enforcement actions. Wells represents a range of companies, including healthcare providers, hospital systems, universities, and defense contractors, in disputes with the government, up to and including federal False Claims Act matters.
Clients benefit from Wells' ability to conduct thorough and timely internal investigations in times of crisis and in response to and in anticipation of government allegations. She also provides effective representation of clients in negotiations with United States Attorneys, the Department of Justice, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of the Inspector General, state attorneys general, and other government agencies.
Within the healthcare industry, Wells has helped individuals and entities secure reinstatement in federally-funded healthcare programs following Medicare exclusion, and she has successfully represented providers in matters involving Medicare reimbursement disputes with Medicare Audit Contractors (MAC) and Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC). Additionally, Wells defends physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, and other healthcare professionals in disciplinary and licensure actions before the state health boards, as well as in criminal proceedings relating to their practices. She also represents healthcare clients in Certificate of Need matters involving contested CON applications.
Wells has also assisted manufacturers, energy providers, and other industrial clients in environmental litigation and enforcement actions. Her experience includes class action litigation, products liability litigation, and general commercial and contract-related litigation.
Successfully defended a claim that a dental services organization client had improperly terminated its contractual relationship with an affiliated dentist affiliate and obtained an award of attorneys’ fees for the client.
Represented a behavioral healthcare provider in an FCA investigation in West Virginia and negotiated a favorable civil settlement on behalf of the company.
Represented a large healthcare provider in litigation regarding a retaliation claims case.
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