Riza I. Dagli

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, B.S.
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Riza Dagli is an experienced litigator and criminal defense attorney. Having served as a prosecutor with the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey, he aggressively defends clients in all stages of state and federal criminal investigations, trials and appeals, covering a broad array of matters including health care and insurance fraud, labor and unemployment fraud, racketeering and money laundering and environmental crimes.  Representing both high-profile defendants charged with significant first-degree charges, as well as individuals merely being investigated by government agencies, he strives for the best outcome for his clients, their assets, and their businesses. Riz held several key posts within the Office of the Attorney General prior to joining Brach Eichler, including Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, where he prosecuted Medicaid and Medicare fraud, patient abuse and neglect, off-label marketing, and kickback litigation.  He also served as Deputy Director of the Division of Criminal Justice, where he prosecuted organized crime, labor, casino, and environmental crimes.  Additionally, Riz served as Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) for the State of New Jersey, overseeing OIFP’s statewide civil and criminal investigations, prosecutions, and settlements.  A licensed professional engineer, Riz also provides advocacy and counsel in technology-related legal matters, agreements, and contracts, as well as environmental compliance and litigation.

NOTABLE MATTERS

  • Criminal defense of physicians charged by the Office of the United States Attorney with violations of Anti-Kickback Law
  • Criminal defense of chiropractor and owner of chiropractic office charged by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General with racketeering and conspiracy to use runners
  • Criminal defense of multiple medical imaging facilities and owners charged by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General with racketeering and kickbacks
  • Criminal defense of physician charged with CDS crimes
  • Criminal defense of federal charges of violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act
  • Criminal defense of professional counselor charged with Medicaid fraud and forgery
  • Criminal defense of business owners charged with tax evasion
  • Civil and administrative defense of health care providers, including physicians, dentists, and durable medical equipment companies in actions relating to allegations of improper claims submitted to Medicaid and commercial insurance
  • Civil and administrative defense of physicians, chiropractors, home health agencies, optometrists, and opticians before the licensing boards of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.  
  • Defense of physician against allegations of improper patient relationship
  • Defense of seizure of monies by the United States Customs and Border Protection
  • Litigation of dispute arising from United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
  • Litigation of trademark ownership rights relating to domain name of transportation company
  • Litigation of international cargo ship charter dispute through Society of Maritime Arbitrators

LECTURES

  • "The 1st Annual Fraud & Compliance Forum for Doctors" (January 21, 2016)
  • "Elements in Fraud and Abuse Investigations," NJ State Bar Association (March 26, 2015)
  • "Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions", Radiological Society of New Jersey (November 17, 2014)
  • "Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigations and Prosecutions", New Jersey Chapter, American College of Cardiology (October 23, 2014)
  • "Healthcare Fraud," New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (June 25, 2014)
  • “Key Issues in Healthcare Litigation: Fraud and Abuse,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (April 26, 2013)

PUBLICATIONS

ADDITIONAL NOTEWORTHY INFORMATION

Prior to government service, Riz was an environmental litigator with a leading Morris County law firm.  He is also a licensed Professional Engineer and has designed construction projects throughout the United States and South America.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Opioid Crisis: Still Not “Officially” a National EmergencyHealth Law Blog | September 6, 2017

DOJ Charges 412 Individuals Responsible for Health Fraud Losses Totaling $1.3 BillionHealth Law Blog | August 2017

OIG Announces New Inquiries into Fraudulent BillingHealth Law Blog | August 2017

OIG Finds Over $700 Million in Inappropriate Meaningful Use PaymentsHealth Law Blog | July 2017

Effective Date for New Home Health COPs DelayedHealth Law Blog | July 2017

DOH Adopts Rules Implementing Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement ActHealth Law Blog | June 2017

DOJ Joins False Claims Act Suit Involving Medicare AdvantageHealth Law Blog | June 2017

CMS Updates Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol FormHealth Law Blog | May 2017

OIG Releases Resource Guide to Measure Compliance Program EffectivenessHealth Law Blog | May 2017

Legislature Takes Further Steps to Tackle NJ Opioid CrisisHealth Law Blog | March 2017

Aetna Awarded $51.4 Million Against Hospital for Overcharges and KickbacksHealth Law Blog | March 2017

New Jersey Supreme Court to Rule on Insurance Fraud StatuteHealth Law Blog | February 2017

DHHS Expands Exclusion Authority Relating to Federal Health Care ProgramsHealth Law Blog | February 2017

President Orders “One-In, Two-Out” Regulatory SchemeHealth Law Blog | February 2017

OIG Revises Safe Harbors under Anti-Kickback StatuteHealth Law Blog | January 2017

Fraud Tied to Government Health Care Programs Constitutes the Majority of DOJ’s 2016 False Claims Act RecoveriesHealth Law Blog | January 2017

OIG on the Prowl for Overchargers and OutliersHealth Law Blog | December 2016

OSHA Offers Protection to WhistleblowersHealth Law Blog | November 2016

DOJ Shift: Enforcement Actions Penalize Individual Corporate ExecutivesHealth Law Blog | November 2016

DOJ’s Prime SuspectHealth Law Blog | October 2016

Health System Settles Medicaid Whistleblower SuitHealth Law Blog | October 2016

OIG Approves Supplemental Payments by Hospices to Nursing Facilities for Dually-Eligible PatientsHealth Law Blog | September 2016

CMS Updates Quality Measure Criteria in Nursing Home Star Rating ProgramHealth Law Blog | September 2016

DOJ Doubles Triple Damages in FCA CasesHealth Law Blog | August 2016

OIG Report Identifies Over 500 Home Health Agencies with Characteristics Common to Fraud CasesHealth Law Blog | August 2016

CMS Adopts Additional Incentives for ACO ParticipationHealth Law Blog | July 2016

Providers Beware: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Implied Certification Theory Under False Claims ActHealth Law Blog | July 2016

Is Your Department of Health Submission Confidential?Health Law Blog | June 2016

House Passes Bills Targeted at Stopping Opioid AbuseHealth Law Blog | June 2016

DOJ Launches FCPA Self-Disclosure Pilot ProgramHealth Law Blog | May 2016

OIG Updated Program Exclusion GuidanceHealth Law Blog | May 2016

SCOTUS: Significant False Claims Act CaseHealth Law Blog | May 2016

OIG Approves Free Transportation and Lodging in Advisory OpinionHealth Law Blog | April 2016

Olympus Settles Kickback Claims with Department of Justice for $646 MillionHealth Law Blog | April 2016

CMS Issues Final 60-Day RuleHealth Law Blog | March 2016

CMS Further Extends Moratoria on New Ambulance Suppliers and Home Health AgenciesHealth Law Blog | March 2016

CMS Requires Prior Authorization for Certain DME, Prosthetics, Orthotics and SuppliesHealth Law Blog | February 2016

CMS to Address Health Care Needs Beyond the Doctor’s OfficeHealth Law Blog | February 2, 2016

Supreme Court to Review Implied Certification Theory Under FCAHealth Law Blog | January 2016

OIG Issues Advisory Opinion Regarding Free Transportation ServicesHealth Law Blog | December 2015

Risks of Resigning Clinical PrivilegesHealth Law Blog | December 2015

OIG Conducts Study to Determine Fraud, Waste and Abuse for Ophthalmology ServicesHealth Law Blog | November 2015

NLRB Decision Threatens Peer Review Confidentiality ProtectionsHealth Law Blog | November 2015

DOJ Policy Memo Encourages Individual Accountability for Corporate MisconductHealth Law Blog | October 2015

Federal District Court Enforces Strict Standard for 60-Day Overpayment RuleHealth Law Blog | September 2015

“First of its Kind” Settlement in Medicare Overpayment Case for $6.88 MillionHealth Law Blog | September 2015

CMS Further Extends Moratoriums on New Ambulance Suppliers and Home Health AgenciesHealth Law Blog | September 2015

Appeals Court Affirms Judgment Against Tuomey HospitalHealth Law Blog | August 2015

CMS Proposes Updated Rules for Long Term Care FacilitiesHealth Law Blog | August 2015

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Takes Down 243 Individuals for $712 Million in False BillingsHealth Law Blog | July 2015

Supreme Court Resolves Timing Issues Under False Claims ActHealth Law Blog | July 2015

PHYSICIANS BEWARE: OIG Fraud Alert Puts Doctors on Notice Regarding Pitfalls of Medical Directorship and Other Payment ArrangementsHealth Law Blog | June 10, 2015

OIG Releases Report Prompting CMS to Recover $33.4 Million for Incorrect Place-of-Service ClaimsHealth Law Blog | June 2015

Legislation Introduced to Reform Recovery Audit Contractors Compensation StructureHealth Law Blog | June 2015

Ringleader in Kickbacks Ring Could Implicate Dozens of DoctorsCriminal Defense and Government Investigations Blog | May 13, 2015

North Jersey Man's Plea Deal in MRI Fraud Has Incentive ClauseCriminal Defense and Government Investigations Blog | May 11, 2015

Attorney Seeks Release of Assets Seized to Allow Hundreds Access to Their Medical RecordsCriminal Defense and Government Investigations Blog | August 26, 2014

Bail Kept at $1 million for Alleged Ringleader in Medicaid Fraud SchemeCriminal Defense and Government Investigations Blog | July 3, 2014

The Second Circuit Orders New Trial For Defendants in Asbestos Abatement CaseEnvironmental & Land Use Blog | June 13, 2014

Prescription Fraud, Diversion Will Keep Spotlight In 2014Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Blog | February 10, 2014

Notice of Roof Mounted Solar Panels Now RequiredEnvironmental & Land Use Blog | February 10, 2014

Site Remediation Reform Act - Follow upEnvironmental & Land Use Blog | January 27, 2014

New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Extending the May 2014 Deadline for Site InvestigationEnvironmental & Land Use Blog | January 16, 2014

Minneapolis Residents File Class Action Suit Against General Mills over TCE Vapor IntrusionEnvironmental & Land Use Blog | January 8, 2014

EPA Adopts the 2013 ASTM Standard – E1527-13 for All Appropriate Inquires For CERCLA Innocent Landowner Liability ProtectionsEnvironmental & Land Use Blog | January 7, 2014

Is Your Practice Raising Red Flags?Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Blog | January 1, 2014

COAH Saga Continues: Do Builders Remedy Lawsuits Loom?Environmental & Land Use Blog | December 23, 2013

Brach Eichler Launches Criminal Defense and Government Investigations PracticeEnvironmental & Land Use Blog | November 1, 2013

Brach Eichler Welcomes New Partner and Announces Launch of Practice AreaCriminal Defense and Government Investigations Blog | October 1, 2013