Ryan H. Harrigan

Ryan H. Harrigan

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New York University School of Law, New York, NY Juris Doctor (2001)

University of the South, Sewanee, TN Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa (1998)


Mr. Harrigan is an experienced attorney who represents clients on a diverse range of healthcare, litigation and corporate matters.

Healthcare Practice

Mr. Harrigan's healthcare practice focuses on regulatory, fraud and abuse, litigation, and compliance matters for a wide range of healthcare entities. Mr. Harrigan has extensive expertise in the federal Anti-kickback Statute, the Stark Laws and the federal False Claims Act, as well as cost reporting and other reimbursement issues. Mr. Harrigan has managed and coordinated investigations of healthcare corporations in response to government subpoenas, qui tam actions, and other government inquiries involving healthcare fraud and abuse allegations, and has defended major civil and criminal government healthcare fraud litigations and investigations. Mr. Harrigan has conducted numerous internal audits and advised healthcare companies, including academic medical centers, hospital systems, diagnostic medical imaging centers, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws.

Mr. Harrigan's practice also involves advising a wide array of healthcare industry clients on issues related to licensing, pharmaceutical and medical device marketing, and the structure and formation of joint ventures and other corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Harrigan assists hospital systems, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and DME manufacturers in the development and implementation of comprehensive compliance programs including the drafting of policies and procedures, creation of databases, and designing of audits and other systems. Mr. Harrigan also has experience assisting healthcare and life sciences clients in the review, preparation and negotiation of agreements related to the clinical trial process and many other types of agreements including agreements between hospitals and physicians and other healthcare vendors. Mr. Harrigan represents a variety of entities in their various roles in healthcare financings and transactions, including issuers, underwriters, hospitals and other tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Harrigan also has extensive experience representing healthcare professionals regarding state board licensing, medical staff credentialing, and National Practitioner Data Bank and state reporting requirements.

General Practice

Mr. Harrigan has first-chair trial experience and has managed a wide assortment of litigation matters involving breach of contract, real estate, fraud, unfair competition and trademark infringement. Mr. Harrigan also provides corporate and business law advice to companies both big and small. Prior to joining Saucedo Chavez, P.C., Mr. Harrigan was a shareholder at Melendres, Melendres & Harrigan PC and practiced law for eight years at the international law firm Latham & Watkins LLP where he was a member of the Health Care & Life Sciences practice group.


State of California, 2001

State of New Mexico, 2009

United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2012



The Eye of the Storm: The Government's Focus on Hospital-Physician Relationships (ABA - The Health Lawyer, June 2009)

Erin Brockovich's Foray Into Healthcare: Stretching the Medicare Secondary Payer Act to the Limit (California Health Law News, Spring 2007).



Navigating the Hospital/Physician Employment, 2013 Health Law Symposium, New Mexico State Bar (October 2013)

The HIPAA Landscape Complying With HIPAA In A Rapidly Changing World, Medical Records Law Seminar (October 2012)



False Claims Act/Qui Tam Sub-Committee of the American Bar Association's Health Law Litigation Section, Co-Chair

University of San Diego School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law

Healthcare Leadership High School, Member of Board of Directors

American Health Lawyers Association

California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

American Bar Association



New Mexico Lawyer- Telemedicine Issue

Non-Compete Legislation

Yedidag v.Roswell Clinic Corp

NM Medical Board Disciplinary Actions Flowchart