Mark Allen Kleiman is the former Executive Director of the Consumer Coalition for Health in Washington, D.C. As a trial attorney for seventeen years, he has prosecuted doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes for consumer fraud and malpractice. In the process he has represented nurses, doctors, engineers as well as other whistleblowers in the defense, construction, and education industries.
Mr. Kleiman has consulted with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Public Health Association, and the American Cancer Society. He has served on an FDA Advisory Panel and on the boards of state licensing agencies and national health care organizations. He has lectured at Columbia University, University of California Los Angeles, at seminars of the National Health Lawyers Association and American Bar Association, and has discussed health care fraud on the McNeil-Lehrer Hour.
Mr. Kleiman has served as a Special Master during investigations of fraudulent medical-legal activities in cooperation with the California Department of Insurance and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Verdicts and Settlements
Mr. Kleiman has five multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, including over twenty-seven million dollars in False Claims Act cases. Some of these cases include: a $20.3 million against Vencor for patient care so shoddy it amounted to Medicare fraud, $5.5 million against Paracelsus, a hospital chain that paid kickbacks to doctors and a $850,000 against hospitals that falsified their billing to the government.
Juris Doctor cum laude from Southwestern University School of Law. Master’s in Public Health from University of California at Los Angeles.
Memberships and Appointments
Mr. Kleiman is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, American Academy of Health Care Attorneys, and was on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles for five years. In addition, he is the Chairman of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Whistleblowers Committee and has served on the advisory board for Taxpayers Against Fraud. I serve on the Amicus Curiae Committee of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association and authored a successful brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Haddle v. Garrison.