Amy Hargreaves, San Diego Local Litigation & Trial Department Chair, helps clients navigate internal investigations, False Claims Act defense, and compliance-related matters within the healthcare industry.

She assists clients within the healthcare industry with internal investigations, government investigations, OIG and CMS self-disclosures, compliance program development, and referral source/HCP relationship advising.

Ms. Hargreaves spends the majority of her time defending her clients against False Claims Act qui tam investigations and litigations.

Her clients include large hospital systems as well as medical device and pharmaceutical companies at varying stages of development.

Ms. Hargreaves has advised clients on a wide range of compliance issues, from the proper structuring of physician arrangements, to the development of compliant billing and coding processes, to the development of pharmaceutical and medical device promotion practices.

Ms. Hargreaves’ experience includes representing numerous healthcare clients in the following areas:

  • Conducting investigations for large healthcare entities, including hospital systems, surgery centers, medical foundations, medical device companies, and other healthcare related entities
  • False Claims Act qui tam investigations and litigation for large healthcare provider clients including Sutter Health, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and United Surgical Partners International
  • Referral source/Healthcare Provider relationship advice and consulting on various topics including industry and government guidance, Medicare and Medicare Advantage regulatory schemes, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Compliance program development
  • Development of medical device promotional practices

Thought Leadership

  • Co-author, “Government Gatekeeper? DOJ Memo Encourages Dismissal of Meritless False Claims Act Cases, Latham & Watkins Client Alert, February 2018
  • Co-author, “Lessons From Omnicare Settlement In ‘Swapping’ Case,” Law360, 2014
  • Co-author, “Swapping for Good: How the Rise in False Claims Act Cases Involving ‘Swapping Schemes’ Undermines Health Care Providers’ Ability to Seek Discounts as the Legislature and Regulators Intended,” AHLA Connections, 2014
  • Co-author, “Violations of Conditions of Payment and Participation as Predicates for False Claims,” ABA’s Health Law Litigation, Spring/Summer 2011


  • Member, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Healthcare Subcommittee
  • Global Co-Chair, Latham & Watkins Women Lawyers Group

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, San Diego
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September 10, 2020Recognition

Top 40 Under 40: Amy Hargreaves

Litigation & Trial partner recognized for advising healthcare industry clients in investigations and compliance matters.