Richard Westling

Epstein Becker Green (Nashville, TN)

RICHARD W. WESTLING is a Member in the Health Care & Life Sciences and Litigation practices of Epstein Becker Green in Nashville and Washington, DC. He represents businesses and individuals facing complex compliance issues, government investigations, and enforcement actions involving criminal, civil, or administrative sanctions. Mr. Westling regularly provides clients with strategic advice when managing a corporate crisis, responding to a government investigation, or defending an enforcement action. He has extensive experience in False Claims Act matters, qui tam litigation and other healthcare enforcement actions. Over the last 30 years, Mr. Westling has held diverse roles, including corporate general counsel, white collar defense attorney, and federal prosecutor. During that time, he served more than eight years with the U.S. Department of Justice, most recently serving as the First Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He is a seasoned trial lawyer, having tried more than 20 cases to verdict before juries throughout the United States. Mr. Westling is a graduate of Tulane Law School (JD 1988) where he served on the Tulane Law Review and Sewanee: The University of the South (BA 1985).