Craig H. Smith

Craig Smith rejoined the firm in 2008 after serving as General Counsel for Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration. Craig is Board Certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar, and he represents health care industry clients on a wide range of regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters.

As General Counsel of the agency with a budget of over $17 billion that regulates more than 32,000 health care facilities, Craig supervised over 40 in-house lawyers in four different offices across Florida and was a member of the agency's Senior Management Team. Craig oversaw significant class action and other complex litigation against the agency at the trial court and appellate court levels, and he addressed many critical health care issues, including statewide Medicaid managed care reform and the appropriate expansion of electronic health information.

While serving as the chief legal officer of one of the nation's largest Medicaid programs, Craig coordinated frequently with federal officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Justice. He was a member of the South Florida Health Care Fraud Task Force, and he represented the agency in its recovery of Medicaid overpayments, including one of the largest Medicaid overpayment recoveries in history. Craig also worked closely with Governor Crist's administration on legislative initiatives and to create innovative health care programs such as Cover Florida and Florida's Prescription Drug Discount Card Program.

Craig originally joined Hogan & Hartson in 2001 and became a partner in 2005. While at Hogan & Hartson, Craig has represented health care clients in a wide range of matters, including class action litigation, internal compliance investigations, and in corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Health, 2) Litigation and Arbitration, 3) Investigations, 4) White Collar and Fraud, 5) Corporate, 6) Government Contracts and 7) Insurance Litigation
Law School The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, ( J.D.,1996)
Admitted Year 1996
Education Nova Southeastern University, ( B.A.,1992)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Hogan Lovells
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