Syracuse University, B.A. Political Science and Journalism 1993, Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 2000, William Minor Lyle Moot Court Semifinalist, Bracewell & Patterson Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy, Journal of Law and Politics editorial staff
- Massachusetts, First Circuit
- District of Massachusetts
David Schumacher is a partner in Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s Boston Office. He focuses his practice on criminal defense, fraud & abuse compliance and defense, as well as other health care enforcement actions. He is a member of the firm's Fraud & Abuse Practice Group.
Mr. Schumacher was previously deputy chief of the Health Care Fraud Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. During his eight-year tenure as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Schumacher investigated some of the largest and most complicated health care fraud cases in the country. Mr. Schumacher investigated pharmaceutical and medical device companies, home health care organizations, medical equipment companies, laboratories, physicians, and other health care providers, in cases involving violations of the federal health care fraud statute, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Law, HIPAA criminal violations, and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
As a result of his investigations, Mr. Schumacher returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the federal government and convicted dozens of individuals of health care fraud charges, including several convictions following jury trials. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Schumacher practiced at one of the largest law firms in Boston, focusing his practice on white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. Mr. Schumacher also spent six months as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County.
Through his experience, Mr. Schumacher is uniquely qualified to represent health care provider organizations and individuals in the most complex investigations and prosecutions. Mr. Schumacher’s experience is invaluable to clients in need of representation before state and federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies and departments. He is well-positioned to defend clients under investigation by the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, state Attorneys General, and federal agencies. Mr. Schumacher also has extensive experience litigating qui tam whistleblower actions and conducting internal investigations. He is also available to provide compliance advice to health care providers and assist with the development of compliance plans.
- Boston Bar Association, Health Law Committee, Steering Committee
Presentations & Speaking Engagements
- New York, NY, January 29-30, 2018
- Las Vegas, NV, November 2-3, 2017
- Washington, D.C., October 29 - November 1, 2017
- Boston, MA, October 8, 2017
- San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2017
- Boston, MA, May 9, 2017
- Avoiding Qui Tam Actions: Issues and Considerations, Health Care Compliance Association Boston Regional Conference, Boston, MA (September 8, 2017)
- October 5, 2017
- January 25, 2017Health Law 360
- January 18, 2017
- October 5, 2017
- Attorney-Client Privilege on the Rebound?June 1, 2006
- Health Care Fraud Enforcement-A View From the Trenches, American Health Lawyers Association 2017 Annual Meeting (June 28, 2017)
- Recent Federal Law Enforcement Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis, American Health Lawyers Association, E-Alert, (February 14, 2017)
- Federal and State Enforcement, MCLE New England, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual (2014, 2016)
- Individual Accountability in Health Care Fraud Investigations, U. S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office Bulletin (November 2016)