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Nicholas A. Ortiz

Partner

Phone: 305-347-4040
Fax: 305-347-4050
Email: nortiz@lashgoldberg.com

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Nicholas Ortiz is a partner in the Firm's Miami office. Nick's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and health care litigation.  He represents businesses and individuals in high stakes lawsuits/appeals, government enforcement actions, and internal investigations relating to the False Claims Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Sherman Act, fraud, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, and class actions. 

In addition, Nick has extensive experience representing hospitals and other healthcare providers in a range of litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters as both outside and in-house counsel.  A significant portion of his practice includes the representation of large healthcare systems and providers in managed care disputes with payers, both in court and arbitration.  He has successfully obtained recoveries on behalf of providers from large health insurers for nonpayment and underpayment of claims in both contractual and out-of-network contexts.  Nick’s practice also includes drafting and negotiating managed care agreements.

Nick recently served as Senior Associate General Counsel of Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public hospital systems in the country, where, among other roles, he was Broward Health’s primary managed care attorney.  Nick previously worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Washington, DC, where his practice focused on antitrust litigation, class actions, and DOJ criminal investigations.

Following law school, Nick served as a law clerk to Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  During law school, he served as an extern to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Nick earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.  He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Economics and History.

Principal Practice Areas:

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Nicholas A. Ortiz

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Education:

  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., Economics and History

Admissions:

  • Florida
  • New York
  • District of Columbia (inactive status)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Nicholas A. Ortiz

Partner

Honors / Accreditations:

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar - Columbia Law School
  • Articles Editor, Columbia Business Law Review
  • Law clerk to Hon. Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Extern to Hon. Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Publications and Presentations:

  • Guest lecturer at Florida International University law school course on Medicare & Medicaid Law (June 2021)
  • A Victory for Employers in New York’s Acts to Strengthen Employees’ Remedies for Wage Violations, 39 Emp. Rel. L. J. (2013)
  • Consumer Speech and the Constitutional Limits of FTC Regulations of New Media, 2010 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 936 (2011)
  • Created non-partisan congressional redistricting plan of Florida and memorandum of law in support thereof following 2010 census; submitted plan to Florida Legislature, which was the first public submission and was partially incorporated into early drafts of the Legislature’s redistricting plan
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Nicholas A. Ortiz

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Representative Matters:

Among other notable cases, Nick’s representative matters include the following:

  • Played a key role in the firm’s representation of a large hospital system in an arbitration against a Florida Medicaid managed care organization, obtaining a ruling from a former federal judge that the MCO's policies for adjudicating claims for emergency services violated federal law.
  • Part of a team that obtained unanimous rulings from two circuit courts and the Florida Supreme Court in Halifax Hosp. Med. Ctr. v. State, 278 So. 3d 545 (Fla. 2019) that a public hospital system had violated Florida law in building a hospital outside of its geographic jurisdiction.
  • Participated in firm’s representation of two medical facilities and their physician owners in connection with a DOJ investigation into alleged violations of the FCA and AKS, resulting in a favorable settlement of the DOJ’s claims, including successfully persuading the DOJ not to seek damages from the physician owners separately from the settling facilities.
  • Advised Broward Health on all legal aspects of the health system’s relationships with health insurers during tenure with Broward Health.
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Nicholas A. Ortiz

Partner

Phone: 305-347-4040
Fax: 305-347-4050
Email: nortiz@lashgoldberg.com

Download PDF Version Download V-Card

Nicholas Ortiz is a partner in the Firm's Miami office. Nick's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and health care litigation.  He represents businesses and individuals in high stakes lawsuits/appeals, government enforcement actions, and internal investigations relating to the False Claims Act, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Sherman Act, fraud, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, and class actions. 

In addition, Nick has extensive experience representing hospitals and other healthcare providers in a range of litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters as both outside and in-house counsel.  A significant portion of his practice includes the representation of large healthcare systems and providers in managed care disputes with payers, both in court and arbitration.  He has successfully obtained recoveries on behalf of providers from large health insurers for nonpayment and underpayment of claims in both contractual and out-of-network contexts.  Nick’s practice also includes drafting and negotiating managed care agreements.

Nick recently served as Senior Associate General Counsel of Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public hospital systems in the country, where, among other roles, he was Broward Health’s primary managed care attorney.  Nick previously worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Washington, DC, where his practice focused on antitrust litigation, class actions, and DOJ criminal investigations.

Following law school, Nick served as a law clerk to Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  During law school, he served as an extern to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Nick earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.  He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Economics and History.

Principal Practice Areas:

Admissions:

  • Florida
  • New York
  • District of Columbia (inactive status)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education:

  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., Economics and History

Honors / Accreditations:

  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar - Columbia Law School
  • Articles Editor, Columbia Business Law Review
  • Law clerk to Hon. Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Extern to Hon. Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Publications and Presentations:

  • Guest lecturer at Florida International University law school course on Medicare & Medicaid Law (June 2021)
  • A Victory for Employers in New York’s Acts to Strengthen Employees’ Remedies for Wage Violations, 39 Emp. Rel. L. J. (2013)
  • Consumer Speech and the Constitutional Limits of FTC Regulations of New Media, 2010 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 936 (2011)
  • Created non-partisan congressional redistricting plan of Florida and memorandum of law in support thereof following 2010 census; submitted plan to Florida Legislature, which was the first public submission and was partially incorporated into early drafts of the Legislature’s redistricting plan

Representative Matters:

Among other notable cases, Nick’s representative matters include the following:

  • Played a key role in the firm’s representation of a large hospital system in an arbitration against a Florida Medicaid managed care organization, obtaining a ruling from a former federal judge that the MCO's policies for adjudicating claims for emergency services violated federal law.
  • Part of a team that obtained unanimous rulings from two circuit courts and the Florida Supreme Court in Halifax Hosp. Med. Ctr. v. State, 278 So. 3d 545 (Fla. 2019) that a public hospital system had violated Florida law in building a hospital outside of its geographic jurisdiction.
  • Participated in firm’s representation of two medical facilities and their physician owners in connection with a DOJ investigation into alleged violations of the FCA and AKS, resulting in a favorable settlement of the DOJ’s claims, including successfully persuading the DOJ not to seek damages from the physician owners separately from the settling facilities.
  • Advised Broward Health on all legal aspects of the health system’s relationships with health insurers during tenure with Broward Health.