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Commercial Litigation
Health Law

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Florida, 2007


Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2007
J.D., Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida, 2003
M.B.A., Master of Business Administration

Florida International University
Maimi, Florida, 2000
B.B.A., Business Management


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Barbara Viota-Sawisch 

Fort Lauderdale   

Ms. Barbara Viota-Sawisch is an Associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel. She is a member of the Firm's Appellate, Commercial Litigation and Health Law Practice Groups.

  • Experienced in both civil and criminal appeals, she has appeared as counsel before the Florida Supreme Court and the District Courts of Appeal.
  • Ms. Viota provided research, drafting, and editing assistance to Lester Perling, the author of the “Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook,” a comprehensive handbook for lawyers and health care professionals providing a step-by-step guide to that complex administrative and judicial process.
  • She provides valuable litigation support and legal writing and analysis in health care law cases and related white collar criminal investigations.
  • Ms. Viota has co-authored numerous published articles in the area of health law, including:

    --  New Anti-Fraud Legislation Targets Home Health Agencies in Florida
         Compliance Today (Oct. 2009) 
    --  New Anti-Fraud Legislation Targets Home Health Agencies
         South Florida Hospital News (Aug. 2009); 
    --  Whistleblowers Get More Power, 
         National Law Journal (June 2009); 
    --  Outpatient Therapy Services: Medicare’s Trap for the Unwary, 
         Compliance Today (2008)

  • Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Viota assists clients and firm lawyers by serving as a translator.


  • New Anti-Fraud Legislation Targets Home Health Agencies
    South Florida Hospital News
    August 2009
  • Whistleblowers Get More Power
    National Law Journal
    June 2009
  • Outpatient Therapy Services: Medicare's Trap for the Unwary
    Compliance Today
    March 2008