Daniel Meron is Co-Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Services & Providers Industry Group. He served previously as Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Group. Mr. Meron brings to his practice his unique experience as a high-level official at both the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Mr. Meron represents members of the healthcare industry in complex and high stakes disputes with the government. He has particular expertise in False Claims Act and related civil investigations, legal challenges to the validity of agency regulations and policies, and providing sophisticated compliance counseling. His clients include plans, providers, PBMs, specialty pharmacies and pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturers.
Mr. Meron is consistently recognized as one of the leading healthcare lawyers in the country. His prominent litigation successes earned him the National Law Journal’s accolade of Healthcare Law Trailblazer (2019), Benchmark Litigation’s recognition of Litigation Star (2020-2021), and, among numerous other recognitions, he has twice been named by Law360 a Healthcare MVP (2016, 2019) and recommended in Who's Who Legal: Healthcare 2020. He has been repeatedly named a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 US and Chambers USA, in which sources applaud him for his “quality, reliable advice in time-sensitive situations.” In addition, Legal Media Group — a part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC — has identified Mr. Meron as one of the “stars” in the area of government investigations and fraud & abuse (2013-2016) and Nightingale’s Healthcare News named him one of the top 10 outstanding healthcare fraud and compliance lawyers. He was also named Government Investigations Attorney of the Year in 2020 by LMG Life Sciences.
Mr. Meron joined Latham from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he served as General Counsel from 2006 to 2007. At HHS, he advised the Department’s leadership on sensitive and high-priority matters involving all of the key statutes and regulations that HHS enforces, including the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Medicare and Medicaid statutes, as well as the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
As general counsel, Mr. Meron also worked closely with the Office of Inspector General in coordinating positions on enforcement matters relating to FDA and CMS statutes and regulations.
From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Meron was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice. His duties as Principal Deputy included oversight of the Division’s healthcare civil fraud (False Claims Act) and off-label promotion prosecutions, as well as defense of FDA and CMS regulations, policies and reimbursement decisions.
Mr. Meron served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the US Supreme Court and to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.