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Kristian D. Walker

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Associate

Kristian provides counsel to health care providers, hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on operational and governance matters, including professional licensure and misconduct issues, patient-related issues, medical staff issues, and psychiatric commitment issues. Kristian also assists health care entities with regulatory and compliance matters concerning corporate compliance, HIPAA, fraud and abuse, and the implementation of internal compliance programs.

Health Care Investigations
With a background in litigation and in-depth knowledge of government and internal investigations, Kristian advises health care clients regarding Medicare and Medicaid voluntary self-disclosures, reimbursement issues and appeals, Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Civil False Claims Act issues. Kristian also guides clients through audits, investigations and other interactions with government departments and agencies including the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United States Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).

Corporate and Higher Education
Kristian assists corporate entities with business acquisitions and sales, as well as formation, governance, ownership, operation, transfer, and termination of such entities. Kristian also has experience with advising higher education institutions on legal compliance, dispute resolution and student affairs.

Before joining HSE, Kristian worked in commercial litigation at Webster Szanyi LLP. She also assisted the FBI legal and criminal investigations departments in conducting internal investigations, as an honors intern with the FBI in Washington, D.C., defended and counseled individual clients in criminal proceedings in state court, and analyzed healthcare legal issues as a legal intern at a national health care system and insurer.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Board of Directors, Foodlink, Inc.
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts
  • Member, Rochester Black Bar Association

  • Member, Rochester Black Young Professionals
  • New York State Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to Lawyer’s Annual Hot List for the Lawyers of Color in 2022
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2022
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • Recipient, CALI Award
    • Recipient, Seeley Johnson Award
    • Research Assistant, Cold Case Justice Initiative
  • Syracuse University, Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute
    • Member, Delta Delta Epsilon, The International Forensic Honor Society

NEWS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Panelist, “Women in Law: The Legal Profession in Their Own Words,” University at Buffalo School of Law, March 17, 2022

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Syracuse University, Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute, M.S. in Forensic Science
  • Cornell University, B.S.

Kristian provides counsel to health care providers, hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on operational and governance matters, including professional licensure and misconduct issues, patient-related issues, medical staff issues, and psychiatric commitment issues. Kristian also assists health care entities with regulatory and compliance matters concerning corporate compliance, HIPAA, fraud and abuse, and the implementation of internal compliance programs.

Health Care Investigations
With a background in litigation and in-depth knowledge of government and internal investigations, Kristian advises health care clients regarding Medicare and Medicaid voluntary self-disclosures, reimbursement issues and appeals, Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Civil False Claims Act issues. Kristian also guides clients through audits, investigations and other interactions with government departments and agencies including the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United States Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).

Corporate and Higher Education
Kristian assists corporate entities with business acquisitions and sales, as well as formation, governance, ownership, operation, transfer, and termination of such entities. Kristian also has experience with advising higher education institutions on legal compliance, dispute resolution and student affairs.

Before joining HSE, Kristian worked in commercial litigation at Webster Szanyi LLP. She also assisted the FBI legal and criminal investigations departments in conducting internal investigations, as an honors intern with the FBI in Washington, D.C., defended and counseled individual clients in criminal proceedings in state court, and analyzed healthcare legal issues as a legal intern at a national health care system and insurer.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Board of Directors, Foodlink, Inc.
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts
  • Member, Rochester Black Bar Association

  • Member, Rochester Black Young Professionals
  • New York State Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to Lawyer’s Annual Hot List for the Lawyers of Color in 2022
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2022
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • Recipient, CALI Award
    • Recipient, Seeley Johnson Award
    • Research Assistant, Cold Case Justice Initiative
  • Syracuse University, Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute
    • Member, Delta Delta Epsilon, The International Forensic Honor Society

NEWS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Panelist, “Women in Law: The Legal Profession in Their Own Words,” University at Buffalo School of Law, March 17, 2022

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Syracuse University, Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute, M.S. in Forensic Science
  • Cornell University, B.S.
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Kristian D. Walker