Law Offices of Kevin G. McAnaney




Kevin McAnaney is a nationally recognized expert on health care fraud and abuse. For over 25 years, Mr. McAnaney has practiced health care law including stints as in-house counsel to a major teaching hospital, as a partner in a major law firm, and in government service at the state and federal levels. Mr. McAnaney has recently returned to private practice concentrating on health care fraud and abuse matters, including compliance reviews, transactional work, and civil and administrative litigation.

Mr. McAnaney served as the Chief of the Industry Guidance Branch of the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General from its creation in 1997 until May, 2003. The Industry Guidance Branch is responsible for issuing formal guidance to the regulated community through advisory opinions, fraud alerts and special bulletins, and regulations related to the fraud and abuse authorities enforced by the Office of Inspector General, especially the anti-kickback statute and the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act (“Stark I and II”). Mr. McAnaney also worked closely with the Department of Justice in developing cases involving the anti-kickback and Stark statutes, including the use of such claims as predicates for False Claims Act litigation.

Prior to joining the Department, Mr. McAnaney was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the Dewey Ballantine law firm where he practiced in the health care, food and drug, and environmental areas. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. McAnaney served as Assistant Counsel to New York Governor Hugh Carey, where he was responsible for the Governor’s agenda in the health and human services area, including Medicaid. Mr. McAnaney began his career with the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren, during which time he served as the Director of Legal Affairs for the New York Hospital, one of the premier teaching hospitals in the nation.

Mr. McAnaney is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland Law School, a member of the Board of the American Health Lawyers Association, and a frequent speaker on health care fraud issues.