Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Modafferi joins Frier Levitt as partner

Modafferi brings extensive experience in federal litigation and health care fraud prosecution

Pine Brook-based national boutique health care law firm Frier Levitt LLC on Wednesday said Matthew Modafferi joined the firm as a partner on the Litigation Team.

A former assistant U.S. attorney, Modafferi has practiced for more than 13 years and brings substantial federal civil trial experience. He has handled 24 federal court trials, 21 of which were jury trials, and has served as first chair in 19 trials. Modafferi will focus his practice on white collar defense and investigations, and complex civil litigation.

Modafferi represented the U.S. and its various agencies in affirmative and defensive matters in the Eastern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He defended against challenges to executive branch policies and initiatives, and prosecuted health care fraud qui tam and other False Claims Act matters. Modafferi handled the government’s case, along with a team of attorneys, against Barclays Bank and its affiliates related to Barclays’ underwriting and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities, which resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement.

“As a former AUSA, I was drawn to Frier Levitt because of the firm’s growing reputation for excellence in health care and life sciences law. I saw it as a platform to leverage my experience and make a meaningful impact in the health care industry,” Modafferi said. “I’m excited to be part of a talented team that is helping clients navigate complex legal and regulatory challenges with confidence.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Matthew to our team,” Jonathan Levitt, co-managing partner of Frier Levitt, said. “His extensive experience in federal civil litigation, as well as his leadership and teaching roles, make him an excellent addition to our firm. We look forward to his contributions and are confident that he will help us continue to provide exceptional legal services to our health care and life sciences clients.”

“With his strong background in investigations and litigation, we are confident that Matt will give our clients the edge they need to tackle their most sophisticated health care litigation and investigation challenges,” Daniel Frier, co-founding partner of Frier Levitt, said.