Craig H. Smith

Craig H. Smith


Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 305 459 6615

Fax +1 305 459 6550

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"[G]ives extremely well-grounded advice, and is always thinking about maximizing our resources and minimizing our expenses."

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.

Awards and recognitions


Healthcare (Florida), Rank 1
Chambers USA


Top Lawyer in South Florida
Florida Trend's Legal Elite

2014, 2018-2020

Healthcare: Health Insurers
Legal 500 US


Outstanding Young Health Care Lawyers
Nightingale's Health Care News


Health Care
Florida Super Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, cum laude, 1996

B.A., Nova Southeastern University, cum laude, 1992


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

Bar admissions and qualifications


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

Related industries

Life Sciences and Health Care

Related practices


Related areas of focus

State Attorneys General

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.

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