Mark J. Silberman
Partner

Duane Morris LLP
190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603-3433
USA

Phone: +1 312 499 6713
Fax: +1 312 277 6957
Email: mjsilberman@duanemorris.com

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Mark J. Silberman practices in the area of health law. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Mr. Silberman served as acting general counsel for the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board and the deputy chief counsel for litigation and enforcement at the Illinois Department of Public Health. He also served as chief of drug prosecution for the Sangamon County, Illinois, State's Attorney's Office as well as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of Illinois. Mr. Silberman has experience in state and federal prosecution and enforcement actions, along with substantial trial experience. Mr. Silberman's trial experience and proficiency was sufficient to have gained admission from the Illinois Supreme Court into the Capital Litigation Trial Bar.

Mr. Silberman's practice focuses upon governmental and regulatory compliance in healthcare. He specializes in healthcare litigation, healthcare related white collar criminal defense and all aspects of the Illinois Certificate of Need program. Mr. Silberman handles compliance and enforcement actions involving the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (formerly Health Facilities Planning Board) and Medicare/Medicaid programs. Mr. Silberman advises clients regarding pharmacy and pharmaceutical related litigation, Stark laws, HIPAA, allegations of healthcare fraud and healthcare-related criminal conduct. He provides counsel and litigation services for physicians or pharmacies involved with the Drug Enforcement Administration along with handling Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues, False Claims Act/Qui Tam defense and various health care transactional matters. Mr. Silberman is also the outside General Counsel of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Mr. Silberman is a 1998 cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and a cum laude graduate of Brandeis University.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Law
  • White Collar Defense

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 1995

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2012-present
    - Associate, 2006-2011
  • Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board
    - General Counsel, 2005-2006
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
    - Deputy Chief Counsel, 2004-2006
  • Sangamon County State's Attorney
    - Assistant State's Attorney, 1998-2004
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District, Illinois
    - Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Rising Star, 2013
  • Springfield Police Department, Narcotics Unit
    - Prosecutor of the Year, 2003

Board Memberships

  • Springfield Muni Opera
    - Board of Managers, 2003-2005
  • Springfield Ballet Company
    - Board of Directors, 2001-2004

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Family Violence Council, 1999-2003
  • Law Explorer's Post Advisor, 1999-2000
  • Advisor, UIS, Methamphetamine Guideline for Law Enforcement and Courts
  • Instructor, Police Training Institute, 1999-2004

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "CRNA Exposure to Litigation: The Potential Costs of Trials," Presentation to the MANA 2013 Fall Educational & Business Meeting, October 12, 2013
  • Speaker, "Protecting Your Facility From Allegations of Fraud," Presentation to the Illinois Health Care Association, 63rd Annual Convention and Trade Show, September 11, 2013
  • Speaker, "Getting the Most From Your Outside Consultants," Presentation to the Illinois Health Care Association, 63rd Annual Convention and Trade Show, September 10, 2013
  • Speaker, "Duties of the Board Directors and Avoiding Sexual Harassment," Presentation to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Joint Committee Conference, September 8, 2013
  • Speaker, "The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: What Every CRNA Should Know," Presentation to the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Anesthesia Conference, May 4, 2013
  • Speaker, "Most Prevalent Employment Issues Facing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists," Presentation to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Webinar, March 13, 2013
  • Speaker, "Most Prevalent Employment Issues Facing CRNAs–Part I," Presentation to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Webinar, February 6, 2013
  • Speaker, "What to Do When Surveyors Identify an Immediate Jeopardy?" Illinois Nursing Home Administrator's Association Summer Conference, Bloomington, Ill., August 10, 2012
  • Speaker, "I've Been Served...Now What?" American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 8, 2012
  • Speaker, "Defending Medicare Overpayment Investigations," Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, October 25, 2011
  • Speaker, "Duties of Board of Directors," Presentation to American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Board of Directors, September 9, 2011
  • Speaker, "What to Do When Surveyors Identify an Immediate Jeopardy," Illinois Health Care Association, September 15, 2011
  • Speaker, "Criminalizing Quality of Care Issues," Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys' Health Law Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, October 26, 2010
  • Speaker, "Avoid Survey Deficiencies," Illinois Health Care Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 17, 2009
  • Speaker, "State of the Health Facilities Planning Board and Certificate of Need Issues," DuPage County (Illinois) Bar Association's Health Care Law and Practice Committee annual seminar, November 13, 2008
  • Speaker, "Identified Offenders: Identifying the Offenses," Illinois Health Care Association's ("IHCA") 57th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Peoria, Illinois, September 17-20, 2007