White Papers & Case Studies

Nonprofit Organizations

First it was Enron ...Then Big Banks .... Is the Nonprofit Next?

It has been more than a decade since the American Competitiveness and Corporate Accountability Act of 2002 ("Sarbanes-Oxley Act") was signed into law and we have now had another recession caused in large part by irresponsible lending by banks. It was the same type of actions by Enron, Tyco, WorldCom and others that changed the corporate regulatory landscape forever; however, we seem to continue the trend of pushing the envelope in terms of transparency... READ MORE


Health Care Law

PLDO Criminal Defense Attorneys Obtain Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Health Care Organization - First in the Nation

A Rhode Island Hospital and several of its key personnel were indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges of conspiracy and scheming to defraud the State of Rhode Island and its citizens. The charges stemmed from a federal investigation into the executive directors' hiring of a part-time consultant to purportedly promote the activities of a corporation affiliated with the Hospital. The issue was that the part-time consultant was also a politician... READ MORE

Patient Engagement Results in Better Health and Lower Costs

Patient engagement and access to relevant data are essential to achieving the primary goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which include better health and lower costs. Reducing emergency room visits and readmissions are critical to reducing the overall costs of healthcare and in theory, if an individual is involved in their own healthcare needs, has access to a primary care physician and current medical records the incident for admission to an emergency room should be extremely low. Achieving better health requires that the patient is armed with the right tools, technology and team... READ MORE


Criminal Defense Attorneys Obtain Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Health Care Organization - First in the Nation

A Rhode Island Hospital and several of its key personnel were indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges of conspiracy and scheming to defraud the State of Rhode Island and its citizens. The charges stemmed from a federal investigation into the executive directors' hiring of a part-time consultant to purportedly promote the activities of a corporation affiliated with the Hospital. The issue was that the part-time consultant was also a politician... READ MORE