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Focus Areas:

Government Relations
Health Law
White Collar Criminal and Civil Fraud Defense

Practice Areas:

Government Relations
Health Law
White Collar Defense and Compliance

Accreditations and Certifications:

Health Care Compliance (HCC)
Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
Health Law Specialist
The Florida Bar

Industries Served:

Physicians & Physician Groups
Hospice & Home Health
Medical Equipment & Devices

Bar Membership:

Illinois, 1977
Florida, 1987
District of Columbia, 1989


U.S. District Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


De Paul University College of Law
Chicago, Illinois, 1977
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts, 1973
B.A., Bachelor of Arts


The Florida Bar
Member, Health Law and Criminal Law Sections
American Bar Association
Member, Antitrust Health Care and White Collar Crime Committees, and Subcommittee on Health Care Fraud
American Health Lawyers Association
Chairperson, The Reimbursement and Payment Committee, and The Health Care Reform Task Force
American Health Lawyers Association

Gabriel L. Imperato P.A.

Managing Partner
Fort Lauderdale   

Gabriel L. Imperato is the Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel and is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. He is a member of the Health Law Practice Group and is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s White Collar  Defense and Compliance department.

  • Mr. Imperato’s personal practice includes representing individuals and organizations accused of health care fraud and assisting and advising health care organizations on corporate governance and compliance matters.
  • Mr. Imperato is board-certified as a specialist in health law by the Florida Bar. He is also Certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). This national accreditation reflects a professional level of competence and experience in compliance processes sufficient to assist healthcare business organizations to understand and address legal obligations and promote organizational governance and integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs. Mr. Imperato has served as a longtime member of the board of directors for HCCA and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). He is currently the immediate past President of these organizations.
  • Mr. Imperato has extensive criminal, civil and appellate trial experience in administrative, state and federal courts and has personally handled leading national cases concerning criminal and civil health care fraud and abuse and health care law and policy.
  • He has also handled numerous matters involving the formation of integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations. He is considered a national leader on fraud and abuse, reimbursement and antitrust matters in the health care field and has lectured and published numerous articles on these subjects.
  • He has been instrumental in the development of the Firm’s nationally recognized health law and white collar practice, which represents clients in Florida and throughout the United States.
  • He has served as Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Dallas, Texas. He advised and represented various agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Public Health Service, the Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General.
  • Mr. Imperato represents many leading national companies, including Access Healthcare, Inc., Adventist Health Systems, American Health Associates, Cardinal Healthcare, Inc., Caremark Corporation, Children’s Psychiatric Center, Inc., Coastal Medical Equipment & Supply, Inc., DaVita, Inc., Delta Health Group, Inc., ELA Medical, Inc., Elite Home Health, Inc., Extended Care Recovery, Inc., Fonar Corp., Fresenius Medical Care, NA, Gambro Health Care Organization, Global Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., Health Management Associates, Inc., Home Health Corporation of America, Inc., Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, Miami Children’s Hospital, Omni Healthcare, Inc., Oncology & Hematology Associates of South Florida, Senior Home Care, Inc., Southern Pharmaceuticals Corp., Team Health, Inc., Weston Outpatient Surgery Center.
  • Mr. Imperato was recognized from 2005 - 2017 by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading healthcare attorney, and in 2009 - 2016 achieved the highest ranking possible for a healthcare attorney. In 2006 - 2017, he was recognized by the top legal guide "The Best Lawyers in America®," published by Woodward and White. He was also designated a "Florida Legal Elite" in Florida Trend Magazine in 2007 and 2010, a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2006 - 2017, and a "Top Lawyer" in healthcare by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2008, 2013-2017.
  • Mr. Imperato is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.
Mr. Imperato enjoys community service and is involved in a variety of organizations.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected among the 2016 "Best of the Best USA" by ExpertGuides in Healthcare  
  • Honored among the Power Leaders in Law & Accounting by the South Florida Business Journal, 2014-2016 
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Miami Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year 
  • Excellence in Leadership Award 
  • Named "Top Lawyer" in Health Care by the South Florida Legal Guide 
  • Designated "Florida Legal Elite" in Florida Trend Magazine by his peers, 2007 and 2010 
  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for health care law, 2006 - 2017 
  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2017 
  • Leadership Broward's "Profiles in Leadership" Leader of the Year Award, 2006 
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers - Healthcare, 2005-2017 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell  


  • Department of Justice increases focus on organizational compliance
    Compliance Today
    March 2016
  • Board oversight: Fiduciary duty of care and individual liability
    Compliance Today
    May 2016
  • Providers Attesting to Their Compliance With Meaningful Use Need to Ensure That They Truly Protected Their Electronic Health Information
    South Florida Hospital News
    December 2016
  • Understanding the Halifax case and its implications for physician arrangements
    Compliance Today
    June 2015
  • Compliance officer independence and compliance risks
    Compliance Today
    April 2015
  • Understanding the Internal Investigation Process
    South Florida Hospital News
    March 2015
  • More Than Just “Window Dressing”: A Salute to the Compliance Profession
    South Florida Hospital News
    January 2015
  • Compliance Professionals Need to Have a "Seat at the Table," But What Does that Look Like?
    Journal of Health Care Compliance
    June 2014
  • Chapters: "Compliance and Governance for Health Care Organizations" and "A Guide to Retaining Legal Counsel and the Considerations of the Attorney-Client Relationship"
    Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual
    June 2014
  • Compliance Professionals Need to Have a "Seat at the Table," But What Does that Look Like?
    The Journal of Health Care Compliance, Volume 16, Number 3
    May 2014
  • A Guide to Retaining Legal Counsel and the Considerations of the Attorney-Client Relationship
    Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual
    December 2013
  • Compliance and Governance for Health Care Organizations
    Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual
    December 2013
  • Conviction and sentencing of chief compliance officer sends strong message about corporate compliance
    Compliance Today
    January 2007

Press Releases


Press Release


38 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, Nine Honored as Rising Stars


Broad and Cassel Health Law Practice Achieves Band One Ranking in Chambers USA 2017


Four Broad and Cassel Managing Partners Named 2017 Power Leaders


24 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named to Chambers USA 2017


Broad and Cassel Honored as a 2017 Top Law Firm: Guide honors 18 firm attorneys


45 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® in America, Four Selected as Lawyers of the Year