David R. Hoffman
David R. Hoffman has been employed as consultant to the PCO in both the Pacifica and Mohamed cases. David is President of David Hoffman & Associates, PC; a national healthcare consulting firm located in Philadelphia dedicated to assisting healthcare providers comply with regulatory requirements and ensuring patient safety through legal and clinical compliance. David’s firm has also been retained by government entities to represent them in healthcare related matters. David was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for 12 ½ years. He prosecuted healthcare fraud matters, both civilly and criminally. David prosecuted 13 cases involving long-term care facilities utilizing the federal civil False Claims Act to address failure of care. These cases, covering thousands of nursing home residents, resulted in Consent Orders and Settlement Agreements mandating, among other requirements, corporate compliance programs that address clinical issues, diabetes monitoring, nutrition and wound care standards, and pain management protocols.
In February 2005, David resolved allegations against the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s National Medical Center and three physician researchers emanating from a gene therapy study that ended with the death of Jesse Gelsinger. In 1996 and again in 2001, David was awarded the Director’s Award from the United States Department of Justice Executive Office for United States Attorneys for his work in protecting the elderly from abuse and neglect. He also was awarded the 1999 and 2005 Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Integrity Award. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, David served in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel as Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. At the Department, David was instrumental in drafting and implementing laws and regulations designed to protect the elderly. As a prosecutor, David successfully brought civil and/or criminal actions against physicians, managed care organizations, nurses, pharmacists, drug manufacturers, personal care home operators, educational institutions, hospitals and nursing homes. Before joining the Department of Aging, David was an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, and also served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica in state and federal court. David is a frequent lecturer for the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. He has authored several published articles on quality of care and compliance. Dave received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in May 1980 and a JD Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 1983.