Edward Waters

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Managing Partner
    • Organization:Feldesman Tucker Leifert Fidell
    • Area of Expertise:health law, federal grants

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: health law, federal grants
      Summary of expertise:
      Expert in federal grants, particularly in health and community service spheres, focusing on financial, cost reporting, reimbursement and administrative issues, as well as government audits, internal investigations and litigation. Won nearly $15 million for eight health centers in litigation with Washington State; reversed termination of Head Start grants in New Mexico and Connecticut; won a bid protest for a Medicaid managed care plan over the competitive award of managed care contracts; served as general counsel for one of the country’s largest health centers for 17 years.
      Blog/Web site: https://www.feldesmantucker.com/holding-federal-funds-hostage-can/
      Books/articles published:
      Grant Money Doesn’t Come Free, The Corpor. Couns., August 2009. (Co-Author), This Free Money Comes with Strings, LegalTimes, April 2009. (Co-Author) GovPro: A Head Start Governance (2008). (Co-Author), Clinical Research Compliance Manual, Chapters 5, 6 and 7 (Aspen Publishers, 2006).
      Selected as a 2014 and 2015 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Since 2014, Professional Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School, teaching the nation’s first law school class on federal grant programs. National Grants Management Association, Board of Directors (2001-2009), Board President (2003-2007); Immediate Past President (2007-2009). Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2008 to present).
      Prior media experience:
      Interviewed by Reuters and others on President Trump's sanctuary cities executive order impact on state and local federal funding
      Educational background:
      University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988 J.D.; Washington University, 1983 B.A., Economics
      Sanctuary cities executive order implications for federal grants to cities, counties, states, non-profits and others; federal grants generally

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