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Kerry Harvey

Senior Advisor


Harvey has deep experience in leading legal teams tasked with solving complex problems. As U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Harvey placed special emphasis on financial fraud, healthcare fraud, and public corruption. Under his leadership his office made record False Claims Act recoveries and prosecuted groundbreaking healthcare fraud cases. He served for three years on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and served as Co-Chair of the U.S. Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud Working Group. Harvey served the Commonwealth of Kentucky as General Counsel of its Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Acting Inspector General. As the Commonwealth’s top healthcare lawyer, he represented Kentucky in reimbursement methodology litigation, certificate of need matters, and licensing issues.

Harvey’s private practice experience includes representation of healthcare providers, financial institutions and public officials. He served on the Board of Director’s of Kentucky’s largest owner/operator of hospitals, as well as publicly traded financial institutions. In addition to extensive litigation experience, Harvey advised a number of businesses as outside general counsel concerning compliance, governance, and regulatory issues.

Prominent Assignments

  • Negotiated innovative $195 million settlement of Medicaid Rate Appeals filed by more than sixty Kentucky hospitals
  • Represented Commonwealth of Kentucky in CRIPA litigation directed at state owned facilities
  • One of the leaders of team that earned CMS recertification of state owned ICF/MR facility
  • Appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to Attorney General’s Advisory Committee
  • Served on National Heroin Task Force
  • Co-Chair, United States Attorneys’ Healthcare Fraud Working Group
  • Led efforts resulting in record False Claims Act recoveries in the Eastern District of Kentucky

Professional Involvement

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys
  • Publications/Presentations
  • "Preserving Rural Healthcare in Kentucky," Medical News, The Business Healthcare, May 22, 2017
  • “Department of Justice Priorities in Healthcare Fraud,” Kentucky Health Law Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, October 11, 2016
  • “Building a Successful False Claims Act Practice in a United States Attorney’s Office,” Affirmative Civil Enforcement Conference, National Advocacy Center, Charleston, South Carolina
  • “Detecting and Prosecuting Financial Fraud,” Kentucky Society of Certified Fraud Examiners, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
  • “Kentucky’s Opioid Crisis,” Kentucky Statewide Healthcare Fraud Task Force Meeting, Frankfort, Kentucky, September 2016
  • Author, “Responding to the Heroin Crisis: Two Initiatives from the Eastern District of Kentucky,” The Bulletin (Department of Justice Publication) Harvey B. Harvey September 2016