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John Siracusa

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Washington, DC, USA

John A. Siracusa represents a broad­based group of clients in the health care industry, where he focuses on Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, health care fraud and abuse, and internal and government investigations.

Practice & Background

Mr. Siracusa provides legal and policy advice to pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers; hospitals and health systems; major academic medical centers; dialysis companies; skilled nursing facilities; durable medical equipment suppliers; pharmacy benefit management companies; lenders and investors; and a variety of other health­care related entities.

Mr. Siracusa counsels clients on health care fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti­Kickback Statute and Stark Law. He routinely advises clients on structuring business arrangements to comply with both state and federal fraud and abuse laws, as well as corporate practice of medicine prohibitions and other statutory and regulatory requirements. Mr. Siracusa also assists clients in conducting internal investigations and responding to governmental inquiries, and has defended clients in lawsuits arising under the False Claims Act.

Mr. Siracusa also focuses on a variety of Medicare and Medicaid coverage and payment matters, including the legal and regulatory implications of delivery system reforms enacted under the Affordable Care Act. He has also successfully represented hospitals in complex Medicare reimbursement disputes with the federal government.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Siracusa worked at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), where he led the trade association’s health policy efforts related to coverage, coding and reimbursement for innovative biopharmaceuticals under Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs. Before that, he worked for a health care consulting firm, where he developed health policy, pricing, and market access strategies for manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical devices. During law school, Mr. Siracusa interned with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Mr. Siracusa received his J.D. cum laude in 2011 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the recipient of the ABA­BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law.

Areas of Experience



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 2011 A.B.,
  • Duke University, 2003



  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


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