Health Practice Group Of The Year: Akin Gump

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 3:48 PM EST) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP rolled the dice by refusing to settle an $895 million False Claims Act case with the federal government, and hit the jackpot when a judge found no evidence its nursing home client had engaged in illegal kickback activity — one reason the firm landed a place among Law360’s Health Groups of the Year.

The stakes were sky-high not only because of the potentially crippling financial penalty, but also because a loss in court could lead regulators to boot the...
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