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Craig O. Sieverding

Craig is a shareholder at the Davis Brown Law Firm where he focuses on handling corporate, transactional, and administrative/litigation matters.

General Corporate Law

Craig provides counsel to all type of companies, from large corporations to individuals, on general corporate and transactional matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts, developing and forming strategic affiliations, corporate governance, employment, intellectual property, and litigation and risk management.  His experience includes:

  • Corporate formation, business organization and strategic business arrangements including joint ventures, asset purchase agreements, and management/co-management agreements
  • Purchase of sales of goods and services, including professional services and employment agreements, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, management and third-party administration agreements
  • Licensing and product development arrangements

He also provides counsel on regulatory and compliance matters, including data privacy and security (including HIPAA / HITECH, GDPR, and CCPA), the development and adherence to corporate compliance programs, internal investigations, marketing and consumer protection / false claims, and regulatory certification and licensing.


Health Law

Craig represents all types of health care providers, including health systems and hospitals, health insurance companies, long-term and residential care facilities, pharmacies, health care management, and billing companies.  In addition to providing corporate counsel, Craig provides counsel on specific health care regulatory and compliance matters, including fraud and abuse laws and investigations; Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement; professional licensing / certification matters; and HIPAA and other data privacy and security laws and regulations.  Craig also has experience representing physicians, other individual health care providers, and other professionals before state licensing boards (Iowa Board of Medicine, Iowa Board of Pharmacy, etc.) on investigations and contested case actions.


His representative work in this area includes:

  • Federal and state enforcement actions for reimbursement for health care services, including fraud investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and suspension of payments and/or participation by the Iowa Department of Human Services
  • Regulatory and compliance matters, including the reporting and returning of overpayments, management of medical staff, and federal and state survey actions
  • Development of compliance programs and materials and policy review regarding compliance with health care and other regulations

Healthcare Information Technology

As part of his health law practice, Craig provides counsel in the evolving field of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT).  He has worked with health care providers, including telemedicine, mobile, and electronic health providers, on the federal and state requirements for patient privacy and medical records, licensing and scope of practice, use of electronic prescriptions, and information sharing.  His services include development of electronic medical record exchanges; drafting, negotiation and review of software purchase and license agreements; data usage licensing agreements; and privacy and security compliance program review and development; and telemedicine implementation.


AWARDS & HONORS

  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, Health Care Law. Craig has been ranked since 2018. 
  • 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Health Law

Best Lawyers Award Badge

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Craig is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and corporate clients. Craig is engaged in the legal community as well, presenting at bar association CLE programs. He also has presented at college and university classes to teach law and paralegal students about data privacy and security and other health law matters.


Recently, Craig has presented on Iowa’s transition to Managed Medicaid, data privacy and security requirements and enforcement trends, internal investigations, and corporate board governance, among other topics.


OF NOTE

Prior to joining Davis Brown, Craig served as an assistant general counsel to a health care system and practiced in a national law firm with a focus on litigation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Iowa Attorney General in Des Moines, Iowa, with a focus on consumer protection.


Throughout his career, Craig has devoted time and effort to providing free legal services to certain clients to serve the public good. Craig has recently volunteered his time to support the Iowa Legal Aid Health and Law Project, which helps address legal issues that may impact an individual’s health and access to health care.