Rick Rifenbark has joined Sheppard Mullin from Polsinelli as a partner in the Healthcare industry team. Rick’s practice is a blend of healthcare regulatory compliance and transactional work. He regularly advises clients on healthcare fraud and abuse laws and other regulatory issues, including the federal anti-kickback statute, Stark physician self-referral law, false claims act, state licensing issues, corporate practice of medicine doctrines and state fraud and abuse laws. He also negotiates and drafts transactional agreements, including merger and acquisition, affiliation, professional services and management agreements. His joining follows on that of a group of five healthcare real estate attorneys also placed by LJB who joined Sheppard Mullin’s Los Angeles office in March.