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George W. Hopkins IV

Associate

P 502-562-7334 F 502-589-0309

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

 

Billy Hopkins is a member of the Firm's Health Care Service Team.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in public accounting for five years prior to attending law school.  He has conducted financial statement audits for hospitals, not-for-profit entities, public companies and employee benefit plans.  

George W. Hopkins

Location

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

Representative Matters

  • Negotiates, drafts and reviews employment agreements and service agreements on behalf of various health care providers.
  • Advises clients on issues arising from health care fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law.
  • Assists health care providers in resolving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
  • Counsels clients on issues related to medical records, HIPAA, HITECH, and data breaches.
  • Prepares requests for private letter rulings from the IRS concerning tax-exempt issues on behalf of health care entities.
  • Conducts due diligence in connection with health care acquisitions and other transactions.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable David L. Bunning, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2014-2015
  • Summer Associate, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, 2012-2013
  • Senior Accountant, Blue & Company, LLC, 2009-2011
  • Audit Senior, Deloitte & Touche, 2006-2009

Education

2014 - J.D., summa cum laude, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Valedictorian of graduating class, Senior Notes Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review

2005 - B.S. (Accounting), magna cum laude, Northern Kentucky University

Publications

  • Note, Fraud Created the Market: A Presumption Without Basis, 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 529 (2014)

Admissions

Kentucky

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Civic Involvement

  • Member of the Big Leadership Team of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, 2016-present
  • Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, 2011-present

Representative Matters

  • Negotiates, drafts and reviews employment agreements and service agreements on behalf of various health care providers.
  • Advises clients on issues arising from health care fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law.
  • Assists health care providers in resolving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
  • Counsels clients on issues related to medical records, HIPAA, HITECH, and data breaches.
  • Prepares requests for private letter rulings from the IRS concerning tax-exempt issues on behalf of health care entities.
  • Conducts due diligence in connection with health care acquisitions and other transactions.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable David L. Bunning, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2014-2015
  • Summer Associate, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, 2012-2013
  • Senior Accountant, Blue & Company, LLC, 2009-2011
  • Audit Senior, Deloitte & Touche, 2006-2009

Education

2014 - J.D., summa cum laude, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Valedictorian of graduating class, Senior Notes Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review

2005 - B.S. (Accounting), magna cum laude, Northern Kentucky University

Publications

  • Note, Fraud Created the Market: A Presumption Without Basis, 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 529 (2014)

Admissions

Kentucky

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Civic Involvement

  • Member of the Big Leadership Team of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, 2016-present
  • Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, 2011-present
George W. Hopkins