Monday, November 28, 2011

Perez and Wahid Speak to Association of Pakistani Physicians about Criminal and Civil Liability

Perez & Wahid
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.; November 21, 2011 — Elizabeth Perez, Of Counsel, with the Fort Lauderdale office of the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel, and Khurrum Wahid of Wahid Vizcaino LLP recently addressed the South Florida Chapter of the Association of Pakistani Physicians on “Hot Topics on Criminal and Civil Liability for Physicians.” They spoke at the organization’s annual meeting and CME program.

Their presentation included information physicians can use to ensure their practices are in compliance with today’s complex health care laws. They discussed recent developments in the laws regarding South Florida’s “pill mills” and heightened law enforcement measures related to Medicare and Medicaid billing practices. Perez focused on physician’s due process rights in civil and administrative procedures, while Wahid spoke about the prevention of criminal liability and the importance of having a compliance program.

Perez has spent the last nearly 12 years working in criminal law, litigation and health care. She has been involved in major litigation and arbitration matters, including representing health care providers in multi-million dollar disputes. She earned her bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate degrees from Florida State University and is a two-time recipient of the South Florida Legal Guide “Top Up and Comer.”

Wahid is the founding partner of Wahid, Vizcaino, LLP, a criminal and civil litigation firm with offices in Manhattan, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. He has brought more than 100 trials to verdict and has represented individuals and corporations regarding white collar crimes, contract disputes and federal national security matters. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, Ontario and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, Calif.


About Broad and Cassel

Broad and Cassel established its Fort Lauderdale office in 1987. The firm’s Fort Lauderdale attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Health Law and Litigation, Appellate and Constitutional Law, White Collar Criminal and Civil Fraud Defense, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate and Securities. Broad and Cassel, founded on January 1, 1946, has more than 170 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in eight offices throughout the state of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online at

About Wahid, Vizcaino, LLP

Wahid Vizcaino is a full service law firm with more than 20 years of combined litigation experience in the most serious and complex cases across the country. The firm specializing in high profile cases and crisis management for both individuals and businesses.


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