Washington, DC – January 4, 2021 – Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is pleased to announce that Mustafa A. Hersi has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Health Law practice group. Mr. Hersi will advise clients on healthcare regulatory compliance and transactional matters, fraud and abuse litigation, and pharmacy industry compliance and contracting. In addition to providing counsel to leading healthcare organizations, he will also advise educational institutions.
Mr. Hersi brings a wide array of experience to the Firm, including handling complex healthcare litigation, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, and regulatory matters. He has conducted many investigations and prosecutions that involved healthcare law under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark law.
“I am honored to join FTLF’s team of exceptional attorneys. The Firm has an outstanding reputation of providing its clients with sophisticated legal services,” said Hersi “I look forward to building on the Firm’s substantial footprint in the healthcare field while working to expand their reach in the education sector.”
Mr. Hersi joins FTLF from the National Community Pharmacists Association where he served as General Counsel. Mr. Hersi managed all legal and regulatory matters pending before federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Science Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mr. Hersi also previously served as the Chief Compliance Officer at Howard University Hospital and Howard University in Washington, DC. While in this role, he managed all privacy matters for the University and the Hospital, including issues with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, General Data Protection Regulation, HIPAA, and data privacy breaches.
As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Hersi represented the United States in bench and jury trials in federal court in civil and criminal matters, with a focus on healthcare fraud and abuse.
“We are delighted to have Mustafa join Feldesman Tucker,” said Ted Waters, Managing Partner. “The unique combination of Mustafa’s experience in healthcare regulation and compliance coupled with his background in the education industry will provide invaluable insights and strengthen our ability to serve our clients.”
Mr. Hersi is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and received his B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from The University of Tennessee. He is also a former Federal Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Harry S. Mattice, Jr. for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee.
Mr. Hersi can be reached at email@example.com or 202.466.8960.
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