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Matthew T. Corso

Matthew T. Corso


Post-Acute and Long Term Care Practice Group Co-Leader

Philadelphia, PA
Princeton, NJ

What Clients Can Expect

Whether in complex litigation or regulatory and compliance matters, healthcare providers and businesses know that Matthew Corso has the legal know-how and experience to guide them through any challenge. They also know that his sound strategic counsel – based on a clear understanding of their business – is something they can count on.

How Matthew Helps Clients

Matthew focuses on providing a wide range of services to healthcare providers, including litigation and regulatory and compliance matters. His clients include healthcare corporations and health systems, physicians, hospitals, hospice and home health providers, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities, rehab centers, assisted living facilities, nurses, therapists, administrators, behavioral health providers, addiction treatment centers, urgent care centers, dental practices and more.

As both a member of the firm’s Healthcare industry group and co-chair of the Post-Acute and Long Term Care practice group, Matthew is able to coordinate the dozens of firm attorneys in multiple states who serve the healthcare industry with practices including complex litigation, class actions, regulatory compliance, labor and employment, corporate and real estate, among others. Healthcare providers are able to receive comprehensive representation with efficient responses to any legal issue.

When disputes result in litigation, Matthew has 25 years of experience defending health care clients in complex litigation and jury trials. He has defended physicians, hospitals, long-term care/post-acute facilities, behavioral health providers and urgent care centers and other providers in high-exposure cases in both federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Matthew has been asked to coordinate litigation for clients in numerous states. He also regularly litigates in various alternative dispute formats, such as arbitration and mediation. Matthew also coordinates experienced litigation teams to handle complex e-discovery issues. His team utilizes trial and litigation technology to present cases in the most sophisticated and efficient manner for clients. Matthew has worked on class action cases defending healthcare providers. 

In healthcare litigation, Matthew has significant experience in defending institutional clients and parent companies against claims of corporate negligence, joint venture and alter ego and punitive damages. He has also argued and been successful on the enforcement of healthcare arbitration agreements. Matthew has successfully guided clients through complex and high-profile white-collar matters including representation in matters involving homicide, manslaughter, sexual and physical assault, and abuse and neglect.

On the regulatory and compliance side, Matthew assists healthcare providers with regulatory issues, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud, False Claims Act investigations, patient care and abuse investigations, and HIPAA and data security compliance. He coordinates healthcare investigations with clients’ internal personnel and other Buchanan counsel as needed to provide comprehensive reviews for clients. Matthew also has experience counseling clients in risk management and developing comprehensive compliance policies and procedures. Matthew provides counseling to healthcare providers on a daily basis coordinating representation for clients on legal and regulatory issues.

Proof Points

  • Medical malpractice and professional liability defense.
  • Corporate Negligence defense of parent organizations and health systems.
  • Commercial litigation and class actions.
  • Employment litigation.
  • Internal corporate investigations.
  • Disciplinary and board actions and administrative proceedings.

Upon receiving his law degree, Matthew clerked for the Honorable Isaac S. Garb and the Honorable Kenneth G. Biehn in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. Before joining the private sector, Matthew served as an assistant public defender in Bucks County, Pa., where he represented criminal defendants in felony and misdemeanor cases. He also handled juvenile court matters and mental health proceedings.

A much-requested speaker on healthcare law, Matthew has addressed national audiences on long-term care litigation, nursing home regulations, malpractice prevention and risk management. He also has been a regular contributor to long term care industry publications.

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