Christopher J. (“CJ”) Frisina is a senior associate in the Health Care Group and focuses his practice on health care fraud, waste, and abuse as well as compliance matters, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, Civil Monetary Penalties, and the False Claims Act. CJ has advised a variety of health care providers and suppliers, including hospital systems, retail and specialty pharmacies, long-term care and senior living facilities, and clinical laboratories. He has represented his clients in criminal, civil, and administrative investigations and routinely assists clients in responding to government inquiries, including from the Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the HHS Office of Inspector General, and the Office of Personnel Management.
Before joining Alston & Bird, CJ practiced at a boutique Washington, D.C. law firm focused on federal grant funding. This experience has allowed CJ to assist health care providers and suppliers with their receipt, use, and reporting of assistance received from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
CJ also served as a procurement analyst for the HHS Office of Recipient Integrity, focusing solely on suspension and debarment matters. Super Lawyers named CJ to its Rising Stars list for health care law for 2021-2023. He is certified in health care compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association.