WILLIAM SARRAILLE is a senior member of the Healthcare practice group and a nationally-recognized lawyer in healthcare law. Bill concentrates on a variety of healthcare matters, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, coverage and coding, pharmaceutical price reporting, issues related to the marketing and promotion of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, internal investigations, clinical research issues, Stark and Anti-Kickback Law analyses, Medicare and Medicaid audits, healthcare acquisitions and due diligence, compliance program audits, managed care matters, healthcare contracts, administrative litigation, legislative matters, privacy and security, coverage for new devices and services, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, international compliance and healthcare contracting, the representation of witnesses and companies before Congressional Committees, and the defense of healthcare criminal and False Claims Act matters. He has also been lead counsel in important Administrative Procedure Act matters concerning Medicare coverage, and reimbursement, patient assistance, the Anti-Kickback statute, price reporting, and risk adjustment issues. Bill has defended clients in some of the largest healthcare fraud investigations brought by the U.S. Government.
Bill’s clients have included pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, device and equipment manufacturers, diagnostics manufacturers, academic medical centers, hospitals, health systems, faculty practice plans, durable medical equipment suppliers, healthcare consulting firms, ambulatory surgical centers, physician practice management companies, managed service organizations, managed care organizations, large physician group practices, imaging centers, financial institutions, contract research organizations, and leading healthcare trade associations and professional societies.
Bill is consistently recognized as a leading healthcare lawyer in Chambers USA and LMG Life Sciences. He was named a “Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences star (2013–2023), and has been recognized every year since 2013 in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer both in D.C. and nationwide. Chambers notes that sources describe Bill as a “terrific regulatory healthcare lawyer” with a “wide range of experience” and noted he is “an excellent reimbursement lawyer.” The directory has also described him as “an intellectual heavyweight. He is hugely professional on every issue.” It also listed Bill as “a very good communicator and a trusted adviser.” Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences, they noted “he superbly handles all the regulatory issues encountered by his clients.”
Bill has been recognized in the 2006–2019 editions of Best Lawyers in America and in Washingtonian magazine’s 2013 list of Washington’s Best Lawyers as one of the region’s “best legal minds” in the area of healthcare law. He was listed by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as one of 10 “Outstanding Practice Lawyers for 2006.” He is the co-author of several books on healthcare. Bill served on the Regulatory Relief Committee for the American Hospital Association and served on the Compliance Advisory Committee for the Healthcare Financial Management Association as its Chairman. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry L. Hupp in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1989.