Matt Curley is a member at Bass, Berry & Sims’ Nashville office. He represents clients in connection with internal and governmental investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly involving matters of fraud and abuse within the healthcare industry. Matt has considerable experience in litigating matters under the False Claims Act and in representing clients in actions and investigations brought by government regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) and various state agencies. Matt’s clients have included a wide array of healthcare providers, including hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, hospice providers and home health providers, among others.
Matt’s perspective is informed by his prior experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he served as Civil Chief and coordinated the Office’s civil enforcement efforts in representing the United States and its agencies in healthcare fraud and abuse actions arising under the False Claims Act.
Matt has been recognized by Chambers USA in Healthcare Governmental Investigations and Fraud and is an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt School of Law, where he teaches Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. Matt is a contributor and editor of the firm’s annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Year in Review and the firm’s Inside the FCA blog and has served as a member of Law 360’s Health Editorial Advisory Board.