“very smart, an excellent healthcare lawyer.” – Chambers USA, 2012
Gabriel L. Imperato is the Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. He is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Compliance department.
Imperato’s personal practice includes representing individuals and organizations accused of health care fraud and assisting and advising health care organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters.
“great reputation” – Chambers USA, 2015
Imperato is board-certified as a specialist in health law by the Florida Bar. He is also Certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). This national accreditation reflects a professional level of competence and experience in compliance processes sufficient to assist healthcare business organizations to understand and address legal obligations and promote organizational governance and integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs. Imperato has served as a longtime member of the board of directors for HCCA and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). He is currently the immediate past President of these organizations.
Imperato has extensive criminal, civil and appellate trial experience in administrative, state and federal courts and has personally handled leading national cases concerning criminal and civil health care fraud and abuse and health care law and policy.
“His name rolls off of everybody’s tongue in fraud and compliance.” – Chambers USA, 2016
He has also handled numerous matters involving the formation of integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations. He is considered a national leader on fraud and abuse, reimbursement and antitrust matters in the health care field and has lectured and published numerous articles on these subjects.
He has been instrumental in the development of the Firm’s nationally recognized health law and white collar practice, which represents clients in Florida and throughout the United States.
“really fine lawyer” – Chambers USA, 2017
He has served as Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Dallas, Texas. He advised and represented various agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Public Health Service, the Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General.
“exceptional” – Chambers USA, 2017
Imperato represents many leading national companies, including Access Healthcare, Inc., Adventist Health Systems, American Health Associates, Cardinal Healthcare, Inc., Caremark Corporation, Children’s Psychiatric Center, Inc., Coastal Medical Equipment & Supply, Inc., DaVita, Inc., Delta Health Group, Inc., ELA Medical, Inc., Elite Home Health, Inc., Extended Care Recovery, Inc., Fonar Corp., Fresenius Medical Care, NA, Gambro Health Care Organization, Global Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., Health Management Associates, Inc., Home Health Corporation of America, Inc., Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, Miami Children’s Hospital, Omni Healthcare, Inc., Oncology & Hematology Associates of South Florida, Senior Home Care, Inc., Southern Pharmaceuticals Corp., Team Health, Inc., Weston Outpatient Surgery Center.
“national reputation” – Chambers USA, 2017
Imperato was recognized in the last twelve consecutive years by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading healthcare attorney, and in 2009 – 2016 achieved the highest ranking possible for a healthcare attorney. In 2006 – 2018, he was recognized by the top legal guide “The Best Lawyers in America®,” published by Woodward and White. He was also designated a “Florida Legal Elite” in Florida Trend Magazine in 2007 and 2010, a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2006 – 2017, and a “Top Lawyer” in healthcare by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2008, 2013-2017.
“He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory scheme and he’s just very good.” – Chambers USA, 2017
Imperato is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.
Imperato enjoys community service and is involved in a variety of organizations.