Kirstin Scheffler Do, counsel in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins, represents healthcare and life sciences companies in high stakes litigation, government investigations, and regulatory proceedings.
Since joining the firm in 2008, Ms. Scheffler Do has provided litigation and regulatory counsel to a wide array of industry clients, including managed care organizations, health information technology companies, hospital systems and other providers, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers.
Ms. Scheffler Do has particular experience counseling industry clients on matters involving the False Claims Act, federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and other alleged fraudulent conduct. She regularly represents clients before the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Office of Inspector General, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She utilizes her deep regulatory knowledge and extensive experience in all phases of government investigations and litigation to secure favorable resolutions for her clients.
Ms. Scheffler Do has also devoted significant time to pro bono work, particularly in the areas of immigration and wrongful conviction. As part of her pro bono practice, she has secured asylum for siblings facing political persecution in Rwanda, lawful permanent residence for a family originally from Guatemala, and a new trial for a client wrongfully convicted of first degree murder in Chicago at age fifteen.
Prior to rejoining Latham & Watkins in 2011, Ms. Scheffler Do served as a judicial clerk to Judge Roger W. Titus of the US District Court for the District of Maryland.
Ms. Scheffler Do currently serves on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the Chicago office’s Women Enriching Business Committee and Commitment to Racial Justice and Equality taskforce. She was recognized by the firm as a 2020 Diversity Champion.
Ms. Do’s experience includes:
- Successfully defending a major managed healthcare provider in a high profile False Claims Act lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice, obtaining dismissal of DOJ’s entire complaint
- Representing large specialty pharmacy in successful resolution of first DOJ False Claims Act suit based on drug adherence program
- Obtaining dismissal of a False Claims Act lawsuit challenging health plan’s gift card health reward program as an alleged kickback
- Negotiating a favorable settlement on behalf of rehabilitation management services company in False Claims Act case based on alleged kickbacks
- Obtaining a new trial for a pro bono client wrongfully convicted of first degree murder at age fifteen
- Successfully representing asylum applicants facing political persecution in Rwanda, obtaining asylum for both
- Obtaining lawful permanent residence for a pro bono client from Guatemala under the Violence Against Women Act