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About Kirti

Astute former federal prosecutor providing strategic advice in government investigations and regulatory matters

Kirti Reddy is an experienced litigation attorney focused on federal and state investigations involving the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and similar fraud statutes. She regularly draws on her experience to provide practical advice on:

  • Fraud and abuse issues
  • Conducting risk assessment
  • Navigating government investigations
  • Compliance policies

Before joining Quarles, Kirti was an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, where she was lead counsel on a number of investigations and was responsible for issuing subpoenas and obtaining documents, interviewing and deposing witnesses, and negotiating settlements. Her extensive government experience enables her to provide clients with the government’s perspective while zealously defending an investigation or enforcement action.

Admitted in New York and Oklahoma. Not admitted in Washington D.C.

Experience in Action

  • Conducts internal investigations, prepares self-disclosures to HHS-OIG and provides compliance guidance to various health care entities such as medical labs, pharmacies and health insurance plans.
  • Conducts all aspects of litigation from initiation of a lawsuit through trial and appeal, including witness interviews, pleadings, discovery, depositions, motions, oral arguments, settlement negotiations and trials.
  • Advises health care entities, including pharmacies, wholesale distributers, laboratories and other health care providers, entering contractual agreements, joint ventures and other arrangements under the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.


  • Defense of a manufacturer and importer in joint criminal and civil proceedings pursuant to the False Claims Act for customs fraud violations that resulted in a favorable civil settlement.
  • Defense of a pharmaceutical distributor under DOJ investigation relating to DEA violations.
  • Defense of animal health company in DOJ investigation relating to DEA violations that resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • Representation of medical laboratory to conduct internal investigation relating to Anti-Kickback Statute False Claims Act and Stark Law violations.
  • Defense of a substance abuse clinic under DOJ investigation relating to billing codes and kickbacks.
  • Defense of a national pharmacy chain impacting multiple stores before board of pharmacy.
  • Representation of a nonprofit organization to conduct an internal investigation relating to grant fraud.
  • Successfully obtained a TRO on behalf of a pharmacy benefits manager to temporarily halt the rescission of its license.
  • Defended a Fortune 100 company in a federal False Claims Act investigation that resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • National counsel to leading CLIA-certified clinical laboratory providing COVID-19 testing services across the country on a variety of regulatory and compliance issues, including the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute and Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act. Also prepared self-disclosure to HHS-OIG.
  • Defended a national health insurance company and pharmacy benefits manager in a state False Claims Act investigations.

Professional Recognitions

  • Executive Office for the United States Attorney’s Director’s Award, Superior Performance for investigation and litigation of a matter based on the False Claims Act (2016)
  • United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service "Attorney Achievement Award" (1999)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation, board trustee (2023-present)
  • American Health Law Association (AHLA) Behavior Health Group, vice chair (2023)
  • Seton Hall Law School, adjunct professor (2021-2023)

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