Brian Roark heads Bass Berry & Sims' litigation practice as well as the firm's healthcare fraud task force. He concentrates his practice on representing healthcare clients facing governmental investigations and related litigation, with a particular focus on matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services and other regulators, concerning alleged violations of various health care laws and regulations, including the False Claims Act. Brian also frequently represents clients in connection with Medicare audits and overpayment disputes and advises clients regarding self-disclosure issues. In addition to work for healthcare clients, Professor Roark has represented clients from other industries in investigations by the SEC and FINRA. He also has significant experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts and arbitrations. He graduated summa cum laude from Lipscomb University and earned his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina, where he served as articles editor of the North Carolina Law Review. From 1991-2001, Brian was a law clerk for Judge James C. Fox of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He teaches Healthcare Fraud and Abuse.