Anne Novick Branan

Anne Novick Branan

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 2015

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Health Care Law
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Michael Bittman is board certified as a specialist in Health Law. He has experience representing clients in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, nursing homes, managed care companies, pharmacies, medical equipment suppliers, home health agencies, and physicians. He has been lead trial counsel in a number of federal, state, and administrative health law cases and represents clients in healthcare fraud investigations, qui tam or whistleblower cases, contract disputes, health insurance claims, malpractice, and medical staff disputes. He has also handled fraud and reimbursement cases involving millions of dollars in Medicare and Medicaid funds.In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Bittman has served as outside general counsel for hospitals and other healthcare entities and represents parties in healthcare transactions, including the drafting of purchase and sale contracts, leases, management agreements, letters of intent, and other documents.He is well versed in federal and state fraud and abuse laws and provides advice and recommendations to clients regarding their compliance and risk reduction.Mr. Bittman is a frequent presenter on issues related to health law, such as false claims, Medicare and Medicaid, health facility operations, governance, medical records, health insurance, ERISA, managed care liability, peer review, and fraud and abuse.


  • 100 Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 2700
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394


  • Nova Southeastern University, JD, graduated 1988
  • Russell Sage College of The Sage Colleges, BS, graduated 1974

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia
  • Florida, Florida


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • Florida Lawyers Network - Member
  • Health Care Compliance Association - Member
  • The Florida Bar - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Health Care Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Health Care Law, Fort Lauderdale (2023)
  • Health Care Law, Fort Lauderdale (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Health Care Law


  • The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law (2015-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year for Health Care Law (2017)
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine (2007-2008)


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