Sarah K. diFrancesca


Sarah K. diFrancesca is a partner in the Health Care & Life Sciences practices at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. Sarah’s practice focuses on complex health care litigation, investigations, regulatory compliance, and fraud and abuse relevant to clinical-stage and commercial pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies and clinical laboratories. Her experience includes defending health care and life sciences companies and individuals in criminal and civil False Claims Act investigations regarding complex government theories of health care fraud, false claims, misbranding, off-label promotion and kickbacks. This includes negotiating and implementing settlements and corporate integrity agreements, and advising clients on regulatory self-disclosures.

Sarah also advises companies on the Anti-Kickback Statute, fraud and abuse laws, FDA and regulatory compliance matters, transparency laws, and industry codes of conduct. This includes conducting internal compliance investigations, advising on promotional practices, implementing and improving corporate compliance programs, compliance auditing and monitoring, and transactional diligences. Sarah counsels boards of directors, compliance committees, and management executives on compliance and regulatory issues. She also develops and conducts compliance training programs for sales representatives, promotional review committees, and management teams.