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Government Experience

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit—Law Clerk, Hon. Jeffrey R. Howard (2018-2019)


  • Ave Maria University, B.A. (2012) magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2017)


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Matthew Vicinanzo

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.508.8721
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Matthew Vicinanzo is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. Matthew represents and counsels health care entities and government contractors in complex litigation matters, internal and governmental investigations, and regulatory and compliance matters.

Matthew’s recent representative matters include:

  • Representing government contractors and health care entities in government investigations and internal investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act and criminal fraud statutes.
  • Defending government contractors in litigation under the civil False Claims Act against both the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and qui tam relators.
  • Representing government contractors in proceedings before agency Suspension and Debarment Officials (SDO).
  • Representing clients in responding to subpoenas and Civil Investigative Demands from federal and state agencies.
  • Representing health plans in complex recovery litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers related to the civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO).
  • Representing health plans in complex recovery litigation against pharmacies involving common law fraud and state consumer fraud statutes.
  • Defending payor in arbitration brought by a national provider organization involving more than $36 million in disputed claims.
  • Defending the owner of a small woman-owned radio station in a suit brought by the DOJ alleging that the owner violated the False Claims Act by improperly retaining a “new entrant” bidding credit from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • Providing fraud and abuse compliance counseling and regulatory counseling to a private-equity owned health system in the acquisition of two academically affiliated hospitals.
  • Providing state-specific regulatory compliance advice for a Fortune 100 company regarding pharmaceutical distribution.

Matthew maintains an active pro bono practice, representing a variety of worthy clients. His recent pro bono matters include:

  • Successfully obtaining disability benefits for a homebound client following an appeal to the Social Security Administration.
  • Successfully obtaining survivor’s benefits for an elderly widow following an appeal to the Social Security Administration.
  • Representing a longtime inmate who had been sentenced as a juvenile to life without the possibility of parole in proceedings before the Virginia Parole Board.
  • Representing a client in criminal proceedings in Maryland State Court on referral from the Montgomery County, Maryland Office of the Public Defender.

Matthew received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of both the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He also studied at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, U.K. Matthew graduated magna cum laude from Ave Maria University with a B.A. in both history and business administration. He previously clerked for Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Admitted to practice: Virginia, District of Columbia

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law and Health Law Sections

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