Brian French is a partner and deputy practice group leader of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Defense team. He focuses his practice on white collar defense and related civil litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care industries. Brian represents life sciences companies, health care organizations, and individuals in criminal and civil investigations, False Claims Act litigation, and other enforcement matters involving anti-kickback violations, off-label marketing, and pricing and reimbursement issues.
Brian regularly advises drug and device companies and health care organizations on a wide range of compliance matters, including issues involving consulting arrangements, charitable donations, medical research, field sales activities, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, state gift ban and payment disclosure laws, and reportable events under Corporate Integrity Agreements. He also represents clients in matters outside the health care industry that are accused of defrauding the government.
Brian began his career at Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc., in Clearwater, Florida, where he represented children from low-income families in education and disability-related matters. He has remained active in providing pro bono legal representation, including current representation of a Virginia death row inmate in his post-conviction habeas corpus proceedings. Brian is a frequent lecturer at pharmaceutical and medical device conferences.