Kevin E. Raphael
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Phone: (215) 988-1442
Fax: (215) 981-0082
E-mail: KER@Pietragallo.com


KEVIN E. RAPHAEL is a partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP and Co-Chair of the Health Care Practice Group. He is also a member of the Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Groups. He resides in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Mr. Raphael routinely practices in the areas of health care, white collar criminal defense, complex commercial disputes, and frequently counsels educational institutions, medical facilities and employers on how to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Mr. Raphael served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office from 1995 to 2001. For several years, as a member of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, Mr. Raphael was responsible for investigating and prosecuting sexual assaults on minors and on young adults, and was the Office's primary prosecutor of child pornography offenders. Mr. Raphael received law enforcement training concerning the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults and child pornography offenses. He authored a chapter, "Risk of the Internet," in Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference.

Mr. Raphael represented a Fortune 100 Internet Service Provider on its compliance and reporting obligations under Federal, State, and International law, concerning the discovery of child pornography possessed on the internet. Mr. Raphael frequently counsels a variety of institutional clients, including medical facilities, educational institutions and corporations, concerning the investigation of, and response to, allegations of sexual misconduct. In addition, Mr. Raphael provides training and compliance advice to educational facilities concerning Title IX and Clery Act compliance. Mr. Raphael conducts investigations for educational institutions pursuant to Title IX obligations as well as internal investigations in response to allegations that an institution's policies and procedures were inadequate.

Mr. Raphael has handled a wide variety of white collar criminal cases across the country, including Health Care Fraud, Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) criminal investigations and public corruption cases. His clients include individual corporate employees, small businesses, including those in the health care industry, and licensed professionals, including health care providers and their practices.

Mr. Raphael routinely represents health care entities and providers in civil litigation, such as: the defense of RICO and fraud suits; overpayment, billing, and reimbursement disputes; Recovery Audit Contractor ("RAC") disputes and Medicaid Integrity Program ("MIP") audits; Medicare appeals; and issues involving non-competes, restrictive covenants, and other business disputes. He also litigates a broad range of other civil matters including contract actions, employment disputes and allegations of statutory or common law fraud. He represents licensed professionals before licensing boards, credentialing committees, privileging committees and other administrative entities.

Mr. Raphael has significant experience reviewing, negotiating and drafting employment, shareholder and partnership agreements for clients in the health care industry. He advises clients on consulting agreements with pharmaceutical and DME companies, as well as other transactional matters.

Mr. Raphael has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the area of Health Care. Previously, he was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2005, 2006 and 2007 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. In addition, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® recognizes Mr. Raphael as an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Raphael was appointed to a three year term as a hearing officer for the Disciplinary Board of The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

He is on the Board of Directors, and served for a number of years as president, of Northwest Victim Services, a non-profit organization providing counseling and advocacy services to victims of crime.

Mr. Raphael is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association; he was recently appointed to serve as Lead Coordinator for the Education Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Raphael speaks and writes extensively on white collar and health care litigation issues, including fraud and abuse and compliance. Mr. Raphael serves as an Adjunct Professor of Health Law at Widener University School of Law.

Mr. Raphael received his J.D., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from St. Lawrence University where he was Phi Beta Kappa.