Patrick Michael Callahan

Patrick Michael Callahan

Attorney at The Law offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC
  • Health Care Law
  • Illinois, Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
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Summary

Patrick M. Callahan is a licensed Illinois attorney with an extensive background in healthcare. He received his Masters of Public Health from Columbia University in New York, New York. He then earned his law degree from DePaul University’s College of Law with an additional certificate in health care law. He has worked for multiple Illinois public agencies, including the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Health Care Fraud Division of the Illinois Office of the Attorney General.

He handles a wide range of health care related matters, including licensure issues for all healthcare providers and other regulated professionals, medical staff privilege disputes, medical resident disciplinary cases, Drug Enforcement Administration investigations and agreements, Illinois Department of Public Health investigations, and various civil and appellate actions.

Practice Area
  • Health Care Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Professional Licensing
  • Public Health
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
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Professional Experience
Lecturer – Public Health Department
Benedictine University
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- Teaching a graduate course entitled “Ethical and Political Issues in Public Health,” which explores ethical frameworks and how they apply to a range of complex case studies - Teaching a graduate course entitled “Health Care Policy,” which addresses the development and advocacy processes for public health policies and provides tools for health care policy analysis - Teach two cohorts of Chinese health care professionals at Dalian Medical University; topics include research protocol, the Public Health Code of Ethics, informed consent, and a range of case studies
Associate
The Goldberg Law Group, LLC
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- Represented health care licensees in contested cases and investigations at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Department of Insurance, and Department of Public Health, including in formal administrative hearings, settlement negotiations, applications for and restorations of licensure, and investigations - Advised providers and medical institutions on various legal and professional matters - Conducted civil litigation and appeals on behalf of health care professionals - Represented physicians in hospital medical staff and residency disciplinary matters
Legal Counsel
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
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- Supported the Department’s efforts to recover state grants from corporate and nonprofit entities through breach of contract proceedings - Managed the Department’s open records and open meetings obligations; advise the Office of the Governor on its interests in our public disclosures - Supported the Department’s efforts to redirect initiatives into a newly created public-private partnership - Drafted inter-governmental agreements and contracts on behalf of the Department
Assistant Attorney General – Health Care Bureau
Illinois Office of the Attorney General
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- Investigated and prosecuted claims of regulatory violations of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act; the Illinois Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act - Investigated and prosecuted allegations of deceptive marketing in health care financing, improper billing and debt collection practices, privacy violations, inadequate scientific support for medical services and health-related products, improper provisions of medical and health-related services, off-label marketing and kickback schemes, and the creation of corporations solely used to perpetrate fraud - Primarily focused on multi-state matters involving fraud in the pharmaceutical, multi-vitamin, and health insurance industries - Drafted settlements, motions, subpoenas, legislative proposals, policy memoranda, and compliance surveys - Conducted reviews of proposed regulations, and made policy recommendations - Managed mediations between consumers and providers
Independent Practitioner
Law Office of Patrick M. Callahan
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- Provided counsel to clients on a range of legal issues - Drafted complaints and conducted bench trials on behalf of diverse clients, ranging from individuals to corporations - Areas of focus included: criminal law, landlord-tenant law, contracts law, and non-compete agreements
Executive Director
DePaul University College of Law, Health Law Institute
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- Coordinated and developed curriculum offered by the Institute (New courses include: Medicare and Medicaid; Health Information Technology Policy and Law; Health Care Fraud and Abuse; Health Care Regulatory Compliance; and, Strategic Transactions in Health Care Law. Redesigned courses include Insurance Law, and Bioethics and the Law) - Managed all health law student programs, including employment initiatives, community service, summer internships, and transactional competitions - Trained staff writers for the Journal of Health Care Law to produce innovative academic research. - Offered regular CLE opportunities for attorneys working in healthcare litigation and compliance (recent topics: fraud prosecutions against pharmaceutical companies; e-discovery in the healthcare setting; drug and medical device recalls)
Senior Law Clerk
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation
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- Prosecuted licensees from a range of health disciplines for violations of their respective practice acts, including instances of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, privacy violations, criminal convictions, sexual and physical abuse of patients, and drug abuse and addiction - Conducted direct and cross-examinations delivered opening and closing statements and responded to objections and motions during formal proceedings - Negotiated settlement agreements with opposing attorneys and pro se licensees - Drafted complaints, settlement agreements, addiction treatment directives, formal administrative notices, letters to elected officials regarding state and federal legislative matters, and pre-trial motions - Assigned cases to staff attorneys, edited court filings prepared by staff attorneys and clerks and designed a reporting system on nursing home matters for the Secretary of the Department, under the direction of the Chief of Health Related Prosecutions - Trained and supervised junior law clerks
Education
DePaul College of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law
Activities: Student Bar Association, President (2010 – 2011) - Treasurer (2009 – 2010) - Journal of Health Care Law, Editor-in-Chief (2010 – 2011) - Staff Writer (2009 – 2010) - Health Law Institute Board of Directors, Member (2009 – 2011) - Health Law Institute, Fellow (2008 – 2009) - Dean’s Merit Scholarship (2008 – 2009) - Health Care Regulations (Fall 2009)
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Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
MPH - Master of Public Health (2008) | Sociomedical Science, May 2008
Activities: - Thesis: “A Socio-Legal History of California’s Pesticide Laws and its Experience with Chlorpyrifos” This thesis analyzed California and federal pesticide laws and their impact on the health of California farming communities. - University Senate, Senator (2007 – 2008) - Student Government Association, Vice President (2007 – 2008) - Public Health Leadership Award (2006)
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University of California - Santa Barbara
(2006) Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Music Minor, June 2006
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Physician Assistants’ Authority to Diagnose and Prescribe
Illinois State Medical Society
Power Allocations and Professional Hierarchy in the Illinois Health Care System
DePaul Journal of Health Care Law - Vol. 13.2 Winter 2011
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC
Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC
5950 East Lincoln Avenue
Suite 300
Lisle, IL 60532
USA
Telephone: (630) 310-1267