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Matthew Vicinanzo

Phone: +1 202.508.8721
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Matthew Vicinanzo is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. Matthew represents and counsels health care entities and a variety of government contractors in litigation matters, including the False Claims Act, as well as in various regulatory and compliance matters.

Matthew’s recent representative matters include:

  • Representing government contractors and health care entities in government investigations and internal investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act and criminal fraud statutes.
  • Representing clients in responding to Civil Investigative Demands from federal and state agencies.
  • Defending the owner of a small woman-owned radio station in a suit brought by the Department of Justice alleging that the owner violated the False Claims Act by improperly retaining a “new entrant” bidding credit.
  • Providing fraud and abuse compliance counseling and regulatory counseling to a private-equity owned health system in the acquisition of two academically affiliated hospitals.
  • Providing state-specific regulatory compliance advice for a Fortune 100 company regarding pharmaceutical distribution.

Matthew maintains an active pro bono practice, representing small business owners in government investigations. He has also represented disabled petitioners in Social Security benefits appeals and a third-party sexual assault victim in maintaining her privacy in both federal and state court litigation. 

Matthew received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of both the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He also studied at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, U.K. Matthew graduated magna cum laude from Ave Maria University with a B.A. in both history and business administration. He previously clerked for Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


  • Ave Maria University, B.A. (2012) magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2017)


Admitted to practice: Virginia, District of Columbia

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law and Health Law Sections

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"The Top Healthcare FCA Developments Of 2020," Compliance Today (May 4, 2021). Authors: Michael E. Shaheen, Matthew P. Vicinanzo, and Payal Nanavati.
"OIG Issues Final Rule to Update AKS Safe Harbors: Part II," Health Care Alert (February 25, 2021). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, Jodi G. Daniel, Michael Shaheen, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Joe Records, Matthew Vicinanzo
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Procurement Fraud and Enforcement," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics Webinar (September 24, 2020). Presenters: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Rebecca L. Springer, Nkechi A. Kanu, and Matthew Vicinanzo.
"Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! - Who CARES: The Provider Relief Fund and Other CARES Act Provisions," Health Care Alert (June 4, 2020). Contacts: Joe Records, Payal Nanavati, Matthew Vicinanzo
Client Alert / Newsletter
"HHS' Distribution of Provider Relief Funding to Skilled Nursing Facilities Along with New Terms and Conditions Raises Compliance Considerations for Providers," Health Care Alert (May 29, 2020). Contacts: John T. Brennan Jr., Mana Elihu Lombardo, Brian McGovern, Brian Tully McLaughlin, David W. O'Brien, Matthew Vicinanzo
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Congress Approves an Interim Stimulus Package Adding Over $480 Billion in Funding for Small Businesses, Health Care Providers, and Testing," Health Care Alert (April 23, 2020). Contacts: James G. Flood, Olivia Lynch, Paul Mourning, Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Paul J. Pollock, Matthew Vicinanzo, W. Scott Douglas
Client Alert / Newsletter
"HHS Begins Delivery of Cares Act Provider Relief Funding – What Providers Should Consider," Health Care Alert (April 13, 2020). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, James G. Flood, Brian Tully McLaughlin, David W. O'Brien, Matthew Vicinanzo
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Law and Its Impact on the Health Care Industry," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 1, 2020). Presenters: Jacinta Alves, A. Xavier Baker, Jodi G. Daniel, Jerrica Mathis, and Matthew Vicinanzo.
"Summary of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stimulus Legislation," Tax Alert (March 27, 2020). Contacts: James G. Flood, Robert Holleyman, Tim Shadyac, S. Starling Marshall, Laurel Pyke Malson, W. Scott Douglas, Thomas P. Gies, Scott Lessne, Eric Homsi, David W. O'Brien, Matthew Vicinanzo, Joshua Boswell, Trey Flowers, Peter Gray, Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
Client Alert / Newsletter
"President Signs Second Coronavirus Response Package Following Bipartisan Negotiations," Regulatory Alert (March 19, 2020). Contacts: James G. Flood, Tim Shadyac, Trina Fairley Barlow, Thomas P. Gies, Kris D. Meade, Christine B. Hawes, Eric Homsi, Suzanne E. Rode, Matthew Vicinanzo
Client Alert / Newsletter

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