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Provided by Lee Bentley

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Government Enforcement and Investigations, Healthcare

Career

Lee’s practice includes the defense of False Claims Act and qui tam cases, internal investigations, and white collar criminal matters. He specializes in telemedicine/telehealth, compound pharmacy, and urine toxicology cases, among other alleged fraud schemes. His experience also includes complex civil litigation involving government entities. Lee has handled trials and appeals in numerous federal and state courts, and has served as sole or lead counsel in almost 40 civil and criminal jury trials.

Prior to joining Bradley, Lee was the United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. In that capacity, he oversaw more than 120 civil and criminal prosecutors. During his time as United States Attorney, his office led the country in number of qui tam cases prosecuted and was routinely one of the highest performing offices throughout the country. In all, the office collected more than $1.2 billion in criminal and civil actions during Lee’s tenure. Lee participated and supervised high-profile matters in the healthcare, defense procurement, and white collar criminal areas.

He was previously in private practice in both Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, and served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel.

Professional Memberships

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Lawyer Advisory Committee on Rules; Grievance Committee (2005-2011); Goldburg/Cacciatore Inn of Court, Master; Gold Shield Foundation; Tampa Theatre Foundation, Board Member

Education

University of Georgia

B.B.A

1980

University of Virginia School of Law

J.D.

1983

Awards

Chambers USA, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2022

Florida Super Lawyers: Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America®, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2020-2023

The Best Lawyers in America®, Qui Tam Law, 2020-2023

The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2022-2023

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Florida
4
Band 4

Lee Bentley is noted for his experience defending clients accused of white-collar crimes in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors.
"He's extremely sharp." "He's a very capable trial lawyer who shows no fear. He's so smart, he can always find a way to get things done."

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