Brian Roark heads Bass Berry & Sims' 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 healthcare 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. 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.