Due to profiteering on personal protective equipment and disinfectants during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sills Cummis & Gross PC expanded its price gouging practice to include white collar criminal defense attorneys, along with attorneys in its life sciences and health care practices.
The group includes Mark Olinsky, a former Assistant United States Attorney and chair of the firm’s government health care investigations practice; Joseph Shumofsky, a former Assistant United States Attorney and member of the firm’s business crimes and white collar criminal defense practice; Charles Falletta, a member of its litigation practice with extensive experience in the life sciences industry; Ira Rosenberg, chair of Sills Cummis’ life sciences practice; Lori Waldron, co-chair of the firm’s life sciences practice; and Charles Newman, who leads the firm’s health care practice.
“As manufacturers have pivoted to making items in short supply, this may leave them open to price gouging inquiries. We are receiving more and more questions from clients related to alleged price gouging,” said Waldron in a prepared statement.
“The government is taking price gouging enforcement seriously and those companies that are manufacturing and selling pharmaceutical and medical device, life sciences, and health care items in short supply need to make sure they are acting in a compliant way,” Olinsky said.