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Rick Shackelford

Board of Directors- Rick Shackelford Partner King & Spalding's Atlanta Office, Retired

Rick Shackelford retired as a partner in King & Spalding's Atlanta office at the end of 2014. While at King & Spalding he served as the national Practice Group Leader of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group. He is a past President of the American Health Lawyers Association and was named by The Best Lawyers in America as the "Healthcare Lawyer of the Year" for Atlanta in 2013.

During his 35-year career, Mr. Shackelford represented health systems, academic medical centers, pharmacy providers, pharmaceutical and medical companies, health plans, pharmacy benefits managers, managed care organizations and physician organizations in connection with government investigations and a wide variety of litigation and regulatory matters. He regularly represented healthcare clients in the defense of civil False Claims Act actions, government investigations, and whistleblower actions. He also litigated numerous complex matters for healthcare clients in federal and state courts around the country, including class actions. These matters typically involved healthcare payment, healthcare regulatory, managed care or complex commercial issues. He also advised healthcare clients on federal and state regulatory issues, including self-disclosures, compliance, and fraud and abuse.

Mr. Shackelford is a frequent lecturer and writer on False Claims Act investigations and healthcare regulatory, fraud and abuse, compliance and healthcare litigation issues. He has been listed for many years in the leading attorney rankings such as Best Lawyers, Chambers, etc.