Gregory S. Saikin

Counsel

Houston
T 713.646.1399  |  F 713.751.1717

Greg Saikin is a former federal prosecutor who represents healthcare providers in fraud and overpayment matters brought by the state and federal Office of Inspector General (OIG), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC), Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MIC), and the Department of Justice (DOJ), among other governmental agencies. Greg also represents clients in a wide variety of industries in complex federal white collar cases and internal investigations.

Greg draws on years of experience in government service. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, where he prosecuted healthcare fraud and many other white collar offenses. Greg bases his advice to clients on his significant experience leading every phase of a criminal matter for the government, including grand jury investigations, jury trials, and appellate argument. His practical understanding of the interplay among administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement authorities is particularly valuable for clients. Prior to his legal career, Greg worked on the White House advance staff, traveling throughout the United States and to numerous foreign countries coordinating official visits of former President George W. Bush.

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  • Lead counsel for government in successful healthcare fraud prosecution of 37 individuals, including insurance agents and federal and state law enforcement officers, arising out of multimillion-dollar conspiracy to defraud one of nation's largest commercial health insurance carriers.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful healthcare fraud prosecution of president of medical supply company, whose ten-year statutory maximum prison sentence was affirmed by federal court of appeals in published opinion.
  • Co-counsel for government in successful prosecution of leader and other members of infamous international health care fraud ring charged with operating "false front" infusion therapy clinics throughout the United States and submitting millions of dollars in fraudulent claims to nine Medicare Advantage plans; defendants laundered proceeds through complex financial scheme, which involved swapping reimbursement checks for lesser amounts of cash provided by drug trafficking organizations in an effort by both parties to avoid detection by law enforcement.
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Experience

  •  Lead counsel for government in successful healthcare fraud prosecution of 37 individuals, including insurance agents and federal and state law enforcement officers, arising out of multimillion-dollar conspiracy to defraud one of nation's largest commercial health insurance carriers.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful healthcare fraud prosecution of president of medical supply company, whose ten-year statutory maximum prison sentence was affirmed by federal court of appeals in published opinion.
  • Co-counsel for government in successful prosecution of leader and other members of infamous international health care fraud ring charged with operating "false front" infusion therapy clinics throughout the United States and submitting millions of dollars in fraudulent claims to nine Medicare Advantage plans; defendants laundered proceeds through complex financial scheme, which involved swapping reimbursement checks for lesser amounts of cash provided by drug trafficking organizations in an effort by both parties to avoid detection by law enforcement.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful prosecution of medical supply business owners and sales representative for violations of the federal anti-kickback statute.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful wire fraud prosecution of business executive charged with defrauding former employer, a national manufacturing company, through financial scheme involving the use of multiple shell companies. Defendant fled United States as investigation arose, resulting in Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty request to Canada, as well as defendant's arrest, extradition, and lengthy federal prison sentence.
  • Lead counsel for the government in successful securities fraud prosecution of investment manager whose fraudulent misrepresentations about high-yield investments and prime bank instruments led to millions of dollars of loss for customers.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful multimillion-dollar bank fraud prosecution of financial institution's vice president who created fictitious commercial loans using identifiers of bank customers and thereafter laundered proceeds through other accounts in effort to avoid detection.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful bank fraud prosecution of financial institution's president and homebuilder customer who conspired to falsify loan documents in relation to hundreds of thousands of dollars in construction loans.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful wire fraud prosecution of freight broker who embezzled hundreds of thousands dollars from his employer and employee's vendors through use of shell companies. Defendant received lengthy prison sentence as a result of wire fraud conviction and two state felony convictions from prior years.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful mail fraud prosecution of health insurance agent, who created fictitious Medicare Advantage Plan policies to obtain substantial sums in commissions. Federal prosecution followed two prior unsuccessful state prosecutions of defendant arising out of similar alleged schemes.
  • Lead counsel for government in successful prosecution of leaders of alien smuggling organization who were responsible for death of smuggled illegal alien and transportation of thousands of other illegal aliens from Central America into the United States.

Recognitions

  • Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Integrity Award
  • FBI Director: Outstanding Prosecution Skills
  • U.S. Secret Service Director: Superior Contributions to Law Enforcement

Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association: Healthcare Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Services

Industries

Prior Positions

  • U.S. Department of Justice: Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas
      • Fraud Section
      • Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Task Force
  • The White House Advance Staff

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2010
  • Texas, 2005

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2005, with honors
  • B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, 2002, with high honors