Abell Eskew Landau
Founding Partners: Kenneth M. Abell, David M. Eskew, Scott R. Landau
Managing Partner: Scott R. Landau
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Swiss German
Abell Eskew Landau LLP (AEL) is a boutique firm specializing in government enforcement matters, white-collar criminal defense, healthcare regulatory and transactional matters, False Claims Act and whistleblower cases, and complex commercial litigation, with a focus on the healthcare industry. Founded by three former federal prosecutors who served in two of the most prestigious US Attorney’s offices in the country, AEL leverages its unique perspective, knowledge, and experience to provide unrivaled advocacy and counsel with a practical, no-nonsense, results-oriented approach.
Main Areas of Practice:
Government Enforcement & White-Collar Criminal Defense:
AEL represents institutions and individuals in government enforcement matters and white-collar criminal cases. Led by former federal prosecutors with exceptional track records navigating clients though sensitive investigations and high-stakes matters, AEL regularly defends corporations, executives, and individuals in healthcare fraud cases, securities fraud matters, corruption and bribery cases, and computer fraud and cybercrime actions.
False Claims Act Litigation & Whistleblower Defense:
AEL has extensive experience handling all aspects of false claims act (FCA) litigation. It defends institutions and individuals in high-stakes investigations and qui tam actions brought by the United States Department of Justice, state attorneys general’s offices, and whistleblowers, and prosecutes FCA actions on behalf of ‘relators’. With close to 30 years collective experience investigating, prosecuting, and defending some of the nation’s most significant FCA matters, AEL’s lawyers are expertly positioned to handle FCA matters of all types and sizes both on the affirmative and defensive side.
Parallel Civil & Criminal Proceedings:
AEL specializes in handling 'parallel proceedings' where clients are simultaneously subject to separate civil and criminal scrutiny by multiple government agencies or agency components relating to the same subject matter. Having handled and supervised parallel proceedings as civil and criminal AUSAs and having successfully represented targets and subjects of parallel proceedings as defense counsel, AEL’s lawyers know how to navigate institutions and individuals through the unique challenges and considerations posed in parallel enforcement actions. In less than two years, AEL has established a successful track record in complicated parallel proceedings, expertly steering clients away from criminal charges and towards civil resolutions, deferred prosecutions, and outright dismissals.
Healthcare Regulatory Compliance & Transactional Counseling:
With a bench that includes a former in-house regulatory counsel for one of the country’s most prestigious academic health systems, AEL advises healthcare clients on compliance with the myriad and ever-changing federal and state regulations governing healthcare delivery and compensation. AEL also handles complex healthcare-related transactions and arrangements that raise sophisticated regulatory issues and require expert analysis and counsel. Representative clients include health systems, hospitals, medical practices, physicians and dentists, ASCs, diagnostic and testing facilities, pharmacies, wellness companies, and healthcare tech companies.
Healthcare Data Use, Privacy, & Security:
AEL is a trusted advisor to healthcare concerns on issues regarding health data and information use, sharing, management, and licensing. The firm regularly helps HIPAA covered entities and business associates ensure that protected health information is handled and used in compliance with federal and state privacy and security laws. AEL also represents providers, technology companies, and healthcare adjacent companies in connection with HIPAA complaints, data breaches, and administrative investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Civil, Commercial, & Appellate Litigation:
AEL’s civil litigation practice focuses on complex business disputes, breach of contract matters, employment disputes, TCPA and ADA class actions, and deceptive trade practice matters. With nearly 70 years of combined litigation experience, AEL’s lawyers have successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in hundreds of civil and commercial cases. Though the firm has obtained dozens of pretrial dismissals ‘on the papers’ and is known for its creative approaches to dispute resolution, its lawyers are also accomplished courtroom advocates who regularly try cases, argue complicated appellate matters, and represent clients in ADR proceedings.
Computer Fraud & Abuse:
AEL handles computer fraud and abuse matters in both private commercial disputes and in criminal proceedings. AEL advises clients involved in ‘hacking’ incidents, business email compromise, identity theft, and credit card, bank, and wire fraud. The firm has defended individuals in cybercrime prosecutions, referred matters to law enforcement on behalf of companies that were victimized by computer fraud, and prosecuted affirmative actions under the civil provisions of the federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act.
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