Craig H. Smith | Miami | Hogan Lovells

Craig H. Smith

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Craig H. Smith
Smith Craig
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"[H]elps business leaders see opportunities to expand market share and to avoid potential pitfalls."

Chambers USA

Having served as general counsel at one of the nation's largest state Medicaid programs and health care regulatory agencies, Craig Smith is highly qualified to advise health care industry clients across the nation on complex regulatory issues in transactions and disputes.

Craig is board-certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar, and Chambers USA ranks him in the top tier of all health care lawyers in Florida.

After serving as general counsel for Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, Craig returned to Hogan Lovells to help health care providers, managed care organizations, and private investment firms on Medicare and Medicaid program issues, including federal and state prohibitions against kickbacks, fee-splitting, and patient self-referrals. He also oversees internal investigations for clients and represents them in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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"[H]elps business leaders see opportunities to expand market share and to avoid potential pitfalls."

Chambers USA

Representative experience

Represented a leading managed care organization and secured a dismissal of a qui tam action alleging Medicaid false claims.
Advised a leading national health care organization on an internal investigation of its compliance with federal health care program billing requirements.
Advised a venture capital firm on a US$40m private investment in a health care technology company.
Represented a leading health care company in its acquisition of a Medicaid health plan.


  • J.D., The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, cum laude, 1996
  • B.A., Nova Southeastern University, cum laude, 1992
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Florida
Court admissions
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member, Health Law and Administrative Law Sections, Florida Bar
  • Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association


Healthcare (Florida), Rank 1

Chambers USA

Top Lawyer in South Florida

Florida Trend's Legal Elite

Healthcare: Health Insurers

Legal 500 US

2014, 2018-2020
Outstanding Young Health Care Lawyers

Nightingale's Health Care News

Health Care

Florida Super Lawyers