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Elliott Leigh Coward

Elliott Leigh Coward

Phone: 404.504.5412
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Elliott Coward is a Partner in the firm’s healthcare practice, where she provides legal advice and assistance to healthcare providers regarding corporate transactions, regulatory and legislative issues with a focus on proactive compliance, and administrative litigation. Ms. Coward’s clients include hospital systems, physician practice groups, and other healthcare providers. Ms. Coward assists clients in a range of matters including regulatory and compliance advice; internal and external compliance and investigative audits; Stark and Anti-Kickback statute compliance; fraud and abuse government investigations; EMTALA compliance and investigations; healthcare transactions; and regulatory litigation matters such as Certificate of Need.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted client in establishing compliance program from the ground up.
  • Worked with multiple clients to conduct large internal audits and comply with federal repayment statutes.
  • Worked with multiple clients to respond to and defend government contractor audits, including RAC and ZPIC audits.
  • Defended and settled large False Claims Act matter for client working with the Department of Justice and several state administrative agencies.
  • Settled large EMTALA matter for hospital client.
  • Successfully represented Encompass Corporation in obtaining a CON for 4 new hospitals in Georgia in the course of 7 years.
  • Successful representation of client in obtaining the largest CON, by price, ever in the State of Georgia.
  • Assisted clients in establishing new and compliant physician compensation plans.
  • Represented large healthcare client in acquisition of multiple radiation therapy centers in Georgia.


  • Selected, Best Lawyers, Health Care Law, 2023 - 2024
  • Selected, Chambers USA, Associates to Watch: Healthcare, 2018 - 2023
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2021

MMMPact in the Community

  • Chair, Pro Bono Initiative, MMMPact Steering Committee
  • MMMPact Pro Bono All-Star, 2017, 2019
  • Georgia Pro-Bono All-Star, 2016

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