MIAMI (Jan. 2, 2018) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Benton Curtis has been named a partner in the firm’s Miami office, effective Jan. 1.
A former federal prosecutor for 10 years, Curtis focuses his practice on white collar criminal and civil matters and complex civil litigation, government investigations and compliance counseling, with an emphasis in the health care industry. He is a member of the firm’s Health Law and White Collar Defense and Compliance practice groups.
“Since joining the firm just over two years ago, Ben has proven himself as a rising star in the profession and firm,” said Gabriel Imperato, a managing partner and co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Compliance department. “He has become an integral part of the firm’s white collar practice, and we look forward to his continued success in this new role.”
Over the course of his career, Curtis has tried over 25 federal jury trials around the country, providing for a unique background when advising clients on fraud and abuse, Anti-Kickback, and Stark issues.
Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Curtis served as an assistant chief for the Criminal Fraud Section of the United States Department of Justice, where he supervised investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud Unit in multiple federal districts. He also oversaw numerous corporate matters in other federal districts, investigating significant alleged schemes connected to the durable medical equipment, medical device, and skilled nursing facility industries, among others.
Curtis has delivered numerous presentations across the country on trends in health care fraud and investigative techniques in health care fraud prosecutions, among others. Most recently, he spoke at the Health Care Compliance Association’s Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference and served as a panelist at the American Health Lawyers Association’s Fraud and Compliance Forum.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., and received his juris doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Ala. Curtis also is admitted to practice in four jurisdictions, including Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and the District of Columbia.
Broad and Cassel has built one of the most experienced and diversified Health Law Groups in the Southeastern United States. The firm has more lawyers certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education than any other firm. Many of the firm’s health lawyers are certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in Health Care Compliance and are Certified Dispute Resolvers with the American Health Lawyers Association.
For more information on the firm’s health law events and industry and attorney news, visit Broad and Cassel’s Health Law Blog at http://www.healthlawfla.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/healthlawfla.