Sean R. McKenna

Sean R. McKenna

Spencer Fane LLP

Recognized since 2015

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Health Care Law

Litigation - Health Care

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Sean has defended, investigated, and resolved hundreds of civil and administrative fraud investigations, matters and cases against all manner of companies, executives, clinicians, providers, and manufacturers, for which he is nationally-recognized. Sean offers clients 20 years of healthcare litigation and fraud enforcement experience -- most of which was honed during his years as an Assistant United States Attorney and the Offices of Inspector General and General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Drawing on this wealth of experience, Sean regularly represents individuals and providers under civil and administrative investigation by the Department of Justice, Offices of Inspector General, and Attorneys’ Generals Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and in criminal matters conducted by the United States and State Attorneys' General. Sean is commonly called upon to represent providers before Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial contractors. Apart from his work on active investigations and enforcement matters, he reviews and advises clients, with respect to proposed and existing arrangements, and compliance with State and Federal fraud and abuse rules. He routinely assists client with internal investigations and compliance review/organizational assessments.

He is a frequent invited speaker at national healthcare and compliance conferences and events.

Contact & Links


  • 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 4800 West
    Dallas, TX 75201


  • English


  • Sex: Male


  • University of Houston, J.D., graduated 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas


  • ABA Health Law Section - Co-Chair, Membership Committee
  • State Bar of Texas - Health Law Section, Council Member

Court Admissions

  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Eatern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas

Spencer Fane LLP
Headquarters: Kansas City, Missouri

153 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

51 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Health Care


  • Elected Fellow, ABA 2014
  • FBI Commendation, August 2013
  • DOL-EBSA Certificate of Appreciation, April 2013
  • HHS-OIG, Integrity Award, 2013, 2011, 2008, and 2004
  • DOL-EBSA Certificate of Appreciation, April 2013
  • USPS-OIG, Award, June 2010
  • USDA-OIG, Certificate of Appreciation, June 2008
  • HHS-OIG, Exceptional Achievement Award, 2003
  • Listed, America's Too 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
  • Listed, D Magazine, "Best Lawyers in Dallas - White Collar Defense," 2016, 2017
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2015-2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Healthcare, 2015-2018

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Healthcare, 2017

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