Rob Castle is a partner in the Litigation Department in Barnes & Thornburg’s Dallas office. Rob represents clients in a variety of industries; however, the majority of his practice focuses on healthcare industry clients.
Rob's healthcare practice is nationwide and includes qui tam defense, civil and criminal government investigations, internal investigations, internal compliance review, billing audits, white collar criminal defense, hearings before administrative law judges, contract review, medical board hearings and investigations, licensing matters, certificate of need disputes, ERISA claims, and counseling on compliance issues.
He represents multiple types of providers, including hospitals, hospices, home health agencies, long-term acute care facilities, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care providers, community care providers, pediatric home care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups and individual physicians. Rob also represents compounding pharmacies, reference laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, durable medical equipment manufacturers and distributors, and medical device and implant manufacturers and distributors. Prior to law school, Rob worked in medical sales for manufacturers and distributors in the clinical laboratory and medical/surgical fields.
In addition to healthcare law, Rob has also handled disputes for financial services institutions, private wealth managers and financial advisers, oil and gas companies, current and retired professional athletes, and a variety of other commercial businesses. Rob has experience filing and defending cases involving common law claims, including breach of contract, business torts and equitable claims, as well as state and federal statutory claims involving, among others, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, securities laws, ERISA, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and other state and federal healthcare and banking statutes.
Rob has experience in state and federal courts and representing clients in venues throughout the United States, including Texas, New York, Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Colorado, California, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, Nevada, Alabama and Wyoming.
A frequent speaker, Rob has delivered numerous presentations to attorneys and physicians on securities and healthcare issues.
Rob earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2002 from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Rob received his B.A. from Texas Tech University, where he was on the President's List (students who earn a 4.0 GPA) each semester.
He is admitted to practice in the state of Texas and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.