Andrew Wirmani

Andrew Wirmani

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Overview

Reese Marketos Lands High-Profile U.S. Prosecutor

Andrew is an experienced, go to trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases. He has tried numerous cases to verdict. In 2021, Andrew played a prominent role as trial counsel in securing a $36 million trial win with mandatory trebling ($108 million) in a False Claims Act case involving procurement fraud, U.S. ex rel. Marsteller v. MD Helicopters, Inc. The case was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the top 100 verdicts in the country and by Top Verdict as a top 100 verdict and the nation’s top False Claims Act verdict. Recently, Andrew was part of a trial team at Reese Marketos that secured a $38.5 million settlement for their client in U.S. ex rel. Thrower v. Academy Mortgage Corp. He is currently trial counsel in a $1.5 billion fraud case against Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging anti-kickback and off-label marketing violations.

Experienced Trial Lawyer and Appellate Advocate

Andrew is equally comfortable and skilled before juries as he is with appellate judges. Andrew has successfully tried 20 cases as lead or co-lead counsel. Several of those trials were complex, high-profile white collar matters. At the same time, Andrew is a former federal appellate clerk who has led 75 appeals, successfully argued ten appeals across a number of federal circuits, and represented clients before the United States Supreme Court.

Former Veteran Prosecutor in High Profile Cases

In addition to his years of experience in private practice, Andrew previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for nearly a decade. During that time, Andrew ran some of the Department’s largest, most challenging cases. He led the fraud prosecution of Forest Park Medical Center–a case described by media sources as the most important white collar case in Texas since Enron. Andrew also led the prosecution of the Dallas school-bus-camera scandal, one of the largest domestic bribery cases in history. Andrew handled hundreds of other white collar matters involving healthcare fraud, securities fraud, COVID-19 fraud, and cybercrime, and he oversaw public corruption cases for the Northern District of Texas.

Experienced, Creative, and Connected Advocate

Andrew’s trial experience, legal creativity, and previous long tenure with the government leave him well positioned to get results for individuals attempting to expose fraud. He is well known and respected within the Department of Justice, and has prosecuted dozens of False Claims Act cases on behalf of whistleblowers.

Andrew is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, the American Health Lawyer’s Association, and the Health Law Section of the Texas State Bar. He is also the vice chair of government lawyers for the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section. He is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of healthcare investigations and enforcement, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Government Info Security, the Capital Forum, and provided analysis on television for ABC and FOX4 (KDFW).

Before his time with the Department of Justice, Andrew practiced commercial and appellate litigation for several years at an international law firm. He also served as a law clerk for Justice Scott Brister on the Texas Supreme Court and Judge Catharina Haynes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Awards
  • 2022 Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
  • Top False Claims Act Verdict, 2021, Top Verdict
  • Top 100 Jury Verdicts, All Practice Areas, 2021, Top Verdict
  • Top 100 Verdict 2021, The National Law Journal
  • Investigation of the Year, National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
Presentations
  • Updates on the Government's Prosecution of Healthcare Fraud, 35 Annual Texas Health Law Conference, Austin, Texas (October 2022)
  • The Evolution of the Forest Park Medical Center Case, 32nd Annual DFW Fraud Conference, Irving, Texas (August 2022)
  • Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Update, Health Care Compliance Association, Regional Conference, Dallas, Texas (February 2022)
  • Virtual Cybersecurity Summit: Fraud and Payment Security (August 2021)
  • White Collar Enforcement Trends, 34th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, Webinar (June 2020)
  • DOJ’s Recent Prosecutions Under the Travel Act: Practical Implications for the Health Care Industry, Health Care Compliance Association, Regional Conference, Dallas, Texas (February 2020)
  • Enforcement Trends, Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, Dallas, Texas (2020)
  • DOJ’s Recent Prosecutions Under the Federal Travel Act: Practical Implications for all Healthcare Practitioners, Texas Health Law Conference, Austin, Texas (2019)
  • Travel Act Case Studies: Anti-Kickback Implications & the Future of Federal Enforcement, American Health Lawyers Association, National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (2019)
  • Trial Lessons, Forest Park Medical Center, Department of Justice, Dallas, Texas (2019)
  • Anti-Kickback Statute for Private Payors, Health Care Compliance Association, Regional Conference, Dallas, Texas (2018)
  • (Almost) Instant Replay: The Increasing Availability of Mandamus Relief in Texas State Courts, Dallas, Texas (2010)
  • High Courts Review, Texas Supreme Court Update, Dallas, Texas (2009)