Gregory S. Saikin

Partner

Houston
T +1.713.646.1399
F +1.713.751.1717

Overview

Greg Saikin is a former federal prosecutor and maintains a national practice in white collar criminal defense and related civil and administrative regulatory matters. He routinely acts as lead counsel for healthcare providers in response to allegations of fraud, kickbacks, and controlled substances diversion by governmental agencies. Greg also defends a diverse range of clients across industries in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), data privacy, securities fraud, environmental issues, asset forfeiture and money laundering, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Greg served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Fraud Section, where he directed numerous health care fraud and white collar investigations and prosecutions. As a result, he has a unique understanding of the critical interplay between and among administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement matters. Prior to his legal career, Greg worked on the White House Advance Staff, coordinating official visits of former Pres. George W. Bush throughout the United States and in numerous foreign countries.

Select Experience

Healthcare - Criminal
  • National post-acute company in defense of FBI investigation and search warrants in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Chiropractic facility owner under federal indictment for bribery and health care fraud in the Eastern District of Missouri.
Healthcare - Civil and Administrative
  • National compounding pharmacy business in response to DEA penalty demand related to alleged controlled substances diversion in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Executives of post-acute management company in False Claims Act investigation in the Southern District of Texas.
General White Collar Practice
  • Major League Baseball team in connection with indictment in Southern District of Florida of sports agent for smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S.
  • Noted pro sports bettor indicted for currency structuring and operating an illegal gambling business in District of Nevada.
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Experience

Healthcare - Criminal
  • National post-acute company in defense of FBI investigation and search warrants in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Chiropractic facility owner under federal indictment for bribery and health care fraud in the Eastern District of Missouri.
  • National pharmacy company in defense of FBI and OIG investigation for health care fraud in the District of Utah.
  • Home health agency in defense of FBI search and asset seizure warrants executed in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Acute care hospital under FBI investigation for Medicaid fraud in the Eastern District of California.
  • Independent diagnostic testing facility owner under OIG investigation for federal anti-kickback statute violations in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Mail order pharmacy in connection with federal OIG investigation for health care fraud in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Radiologist in defense of federal anti-kickback statute allegations in the District of New Jersey.
  • Substance abuse treatment center CEO charged under the Florida Patient Brokering Act in Palm Beach County, Florida.
  • Mental health professional charged with Medicaid fraud in Travis County, Texas.
  • Dental management companies, therapy providers and nursing homes under criminal investigation by state Medicaid Fraud Control Units.
Healthcare - Civil and Administrative
  • National compounding pharmacy business in response to DEA penalty demand related to alleged controlled substances diversion in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Executives of post-acute management company in False Claims Act investigation in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Pain management physician and clinic under investigation for controlled substances diversion by DEA in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Acute care hospital in connection with Form-106 filing (relating to loss or theft of controlled substances) and subsequent audit by DEA-ODC.
  • Executives of post-acute management company in False Claims Act investigation in the Southern District of Texas.
  • LTAC executive under False Claims Act investigation in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Numerous providers under audit by Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC).
  • Numerous providers under audit by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Office of Inspector General (OIG).
General White Collar Practice
  • Major League Baseball team in connection with indictment in Southern District of Florida of sports agent for smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S.
  • Noted pro sports bettor indicted for currency structuring and operating an illegal gambling business in District of Nevada.
  • Real estate developer in connection with FBI international money laundering investigation in the Western District of Texas.
  • City council member under FBI investigation for public corruption involving contract procurements in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Businessman charged with fraud related to the EPA’s Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) program in the District of Nevada.
  • Numerous energy-related companies in connection with allegations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and various export control laws.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States (2018)
    • Recommended in Industry Focus: Healthcare - Service Providers
  • Law360 "Rising Star" in Health (2015)
  • Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2016, 2017)
  • Inspector General, 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
    • Criminal Law and Procedure Section: Secretary and Treasurer
  • American Health Lawyers Association

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

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