Paul E. Kalb - Sidley Austin LLP
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Paul E. Kalb

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 202-736-8050

Paul Kalb, who heads the firm’s national Healthcare practice and serves as a Global Coordinator of its Life Sciences practice, brings an uncommon clinical perspective, grounded in his experience as an attending physician at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to bear in his work for a wide range of healthcare clients. He has successfully represented many of the world’s leading drug, biotech and device manufacturers and hospitals in criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement actions involving healthcare fraud and abuse and off-label promotion. He has led teams that defended numerous matters and negotiated ground-breaking settlement agreements and Corporate Integrity Agreements. Representative matters that are public include:

  • Representation of GlaxoSmithKline in Corporate Integrity Agreement negotiation
  • Representation of Genentech Inc. in connection with a lengthy criminal and civil investigation regarding Rituxan 
  • Favorably resolving a case brought against client Novo Nordisk regarding allegations of illegal promotional activity 
  • Representation of GE Healthcare in connection with an investigation of the company’s pricing and promotion of a radiopharmaceutical product 
  • Defending Eli Lilly and Company in two investigations by federal and state prosecutors 

Paul also counsels clients on enforcement and compliance issues. His work defending clients has earned him acknowledgement in numerous industry publications. Naming Paul a 2012 “Health Care MVP,” Law360 noted that “his track record shimmers with borderline-historic achievements for life sciences clients” and that he “has repeatedly helped save the day when drugmakers faced steep fines and exclusion from government health programs."

According to Chambers USA, from which he received a “Tier 1” ranking: “A JD/MD, Kalb is lauded for his tremendous, nuanced appreciation of critical enforcement matters.” Chambers also described him as a leader in the fraud and abuse arena, saying he is “widely acclaimed for his work representing device and drug manufacturers in government investigations,” and that “sources praise his ‘fantastic practice.’” Paul has also received the highest ranking among U.S. lawyers in the “Government Enforcement and Investigations” category in PLC’s surveys of leading Life Science lawyers worldwide since 2006, and he has been named as a leading lawyer in PLC’s worldwide Dispute Resolution survey. He was featured as a “Life Sciences Star” for outstanding Fraud and Abuse work in the inaugural edition of EuroMoney’s LMG Life Sciences 2012. He has also been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Washington based on a vote of peers, by Washingtonian magazine as one of the “Top Lawyers in Washington,” and was recognized in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Healthcare Law.

On several occasions, BTI Consulting, on the basis of a survey of Fortune 1000 companies, has named Paul as a member of the BTI Client Service All-Star Team for law firms.

Paul is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, he received his M.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Paul is an author, along with Robert Fabrikant, Mark Hopson and Pamela Bucy, of Health Care Fraud: Enforcement and Compliance and has written numerous articles in legal, medical, and industry publications.

Boston UniversityBA 1979Boston UniversityM.D. 1983Yale Law SchoolJ.D. 1990

Client Comments

"Paul is a very intelligent and hardworking lawyer who works to resolve matters economically and efficiently."

Office Location

1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

Other Information

Gender: Male