Gabriel L. Imperato

Gabriel L. Imperato

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Recognized since 1995

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Health Care Law

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Health Care Law
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Gabriel Imperato’s personal practice includes representing individuals and organizations accused of healthcare fraud and assisting and advising healthcare organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters. Mr. Imperato is board certified as a specialist in Health Law by the Florida Bar. He is also certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE/HCCA). This national accreditation reflects a professional level of competence and experience in compliance processes sufficient to assist healthcare business organizations to understand and address legal obligations and promote organizational governance and integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs. Mr. Imperato has served as a longtime member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the SCCE/HCCA.Mr. Imperato has criminal and civil trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts and administrative forums and has personally handled leading national cases concerning criminal and civil healthcare fraud and abuse and healthcare law and policy. He has vast experience in the defense of allegations involving the False Claims Act against health care organizations and has litigated and settled many of these cases with the Department of Justice and the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, as well as State Medicaid Fraud Control Units.He has also handled numerous matters involving the formation of integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations. He is considered a national leader in health care fraud and abuse and compliance, reimbursement and health care reform matters and lectures and publishes numerous articles on these subjects.


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


  • DePaul University, JD, graduated 1977
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, BA, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

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


  • American Bar Association - Member, Antitrust Health Care and White Collar Crime Committees, and Subcommittee on Health Care Fraud,
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Chairperson, The Reimbursement and Payment Committee, and The Health Care Reform Task Force
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association - Board Member and Past President
  • The Florida Bar - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Health Care Law

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

  • Health Care Law, Fort Lauderdale (2018)
  • Health Care Law, Miami (2012)

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

  • Health Care Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Special Focus

  • Civil Fraud
  • COVID-19


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer in Health Care (2008, 2013-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law (2006-2018)
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Healthcare, Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (2005-2018)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2018)
  • The Guide to the World’s Leading Healthcare Lawyers (2016)
  • Power Leaders in Law & Accounting by the South Florida Business Journal (2014-2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Miami Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year (2012)
  • Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine (2007, 2010)
  • Profiles in Leadership Leader of the Year Award by Leadership Broward, Excellence in Leadership Award (2006)


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