honors + affiliations
Former Vice Chair, Fraud and Abuse, Self-Referrals, and False Claims Substantive Law Committee, American Health Lawyers Association
Nominated by Chambers USA as one of the nation’s outstanding hospital lawyers
Peer rated "AV" by Martindale Hubbell
- District of Columbia
- Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
Albert W. Shay is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Healthcare Practice. Mr. Shay's practice includes the representation of hospitals, integrated health systems, academic medical centers, (including entities developing accountable care organizations (ACOs)), large single- and multispecialty physician group practices, and other healthcare providers on a wide range of regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters. He advises hospitals, physician groups, and other healthcare providers on the application of the federal fraud and abuse and self-referral laws to various contractual and joint venture arrangements. He also assists clients in the resolution of complex fraud and abuse investigations, voluntary self-disclosures, overpayment recoupment efforts, and other compliance reviews. He often negotiates resolutions with representatives of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and/or the Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Inspector General.
Mr. Shay has represented numerous hospitals before administrative agencies and federal courts on Medicare reimbursement and in certification appeals before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, the CMS Administrator, and the federal courts, and has successfully appealed Medicare reimbursement matters in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Eighth Circuits.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Shay was a partner at an international law firm, focusing on the healthcare industry.
Mr. Shay has lectured and written extensively on fraud and abuse matters and the application of the federal physician self-referral (Stark) law. He is active in the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and formerly served as the vice chair of the AHLA’s Fraud and Abuse, Self-Referrals, and False Claims Substantive Law Committee. Mr. Shay also formerly served on the editorial board of St. Anthony Publishing and was a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's subcommittee on healthcare. He has been recognized by Nightingale as one of the nation’s outstanding hospital lawyers.
Mr. Shay received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1987; his M.H.A. from Saint Louis University Center for Health Services Education and Research in 1987; and his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1982.
Mr. Shay is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.
- Saint Louis University Center for Health Services Education and Research, 1987, M.H.A.
- Saint Louis University School of Law, 1987, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
- University of Maryland, 1982, B.A.