Faced with regulatory and operational obstacles such as corporate practice of medicine, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and reimbursement issues, providers and business associates call on Sean for innovative, practical solutions. Through deep involvement in the health IT community and close relationships with investors, he forms valuable connections with clients by keeping them aware of relevant issues. Sean Sullivan is a partner with the Health Care Group. Sean assists health care providers and business associates, including health care technology companies, in avoiding liability by ensuring regulatory compliance in operations; advising on business forms and transaction structures; investigating, disclosing, and resolving potential noncompliance; defending government investigations; and providing regulatory support to litigation and transactions as necessary. He also regularly advises private equity and other investors on the regulatory risks and structuring considerations associated with investing in the health care industry. Sean started his legal career in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, where he advised commanders on regulatory matters and defended soldiers and officers accused of misconduct in courts martial and hearings, trying more than 40 cases to verdict during his time on active duty. Since leaving active duty, Sean has focused his career on advising national health care providers in regulatory actions, policy review, compliance, reimbursement, and liability prevention, including corporate practice of medicine, HIPAA, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, and CMS rules. He has also litigated complex health care matters, including provider disputes, government investigations, and high-exposure long-term care medical malpractice cases. Sean earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. He holds a B.A. from Emory University, where he double-majored in political science and French language and literature.