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Joseph V. Willey

New York Office

Joseph V. Willey concentrates his practice in health care and health care litigation.

Joe has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of health care matters, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, government audits and federal and state fraud and abuse laws. He advises hospitals and other providers on compliance with federal anti-kickback and physician self-referral laws and represents providers in investigations and litigation under the False Claims Act. He has extensive experience in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, including the Provider Reimbursement Review Board. In recent years, Joe has obtained more than $320 million in additional Medicare reimbursement for hospital clients through litigation and settlement of cases before the board.

Prior to joining the firm, Joe was Assistant Regional Counsel for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). At HHS, he concentrated in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and Medicaid State Plan compliance, and represented the agency in federal district and circuit courts and administrative hearings.

Joe is also a member of Katten's LGBT Coalition, which provides educational and business opportunities for LGBT attorneys and supporting organizations that work towards equal rights for LGBT individuals.

Shown below is a selection of Joseph’s engagements.

  • Successful representation in a False Claims Act in which dismissal was earned on public disclosure grounds.
  • Negotiation of favorable settlements of cases involving duplicate billing, billing for services determined to be medically unnecessary, laboratory unbundling, school-based health care services, personal care services and substance abuse services.  
  • Counsel to a large health care system in establishing an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and applying for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.


Best Lawyers in America, 2013–2020
Chambers USA, 2011–2019
Legal 500, 2016–2019
Super Lawyers, New York, 2008–2011, 2014–2018
Firm News
January 14–18, 2019
Panelist | Health Care Fraud Enforcement and Compliance, Trends and Developments | New York State Bar Association | New York, New York
September 12, 2018
Speaker | Webinar on Medicaid Program Integrity | Greater New York Hospital Association | New York, New York
April 13–15. 2016
Panelist | Hot Topics in Fraud and Abuse | American Health Lawyers Association | Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues | Baltimore, Maryland
March 21, 2013
Panelist | Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues | American Health Lawyers Association | Baltimore, Maryland
Joseph V. Willey


  • JD, The University of Kansas School of Law
  • BA, The University of Kansas

Bar Admissions

  • New York


Best Lawyers in America
Chambers USA
Legal 500
Super Lawyers
New York, 2008–2011, 2014–2018
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  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association

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