Matthew S. Arend

P: (513) 977-8388
F: (513) 977-8141

Matt is a partner in the Health Care Practice Group and has significant experience in health care contracting, defending health care clients in medical negligence matters, federal False Claims Act qui tam defense and other litigation involving claims of health care program fraud and abuse. He focuses on handling business and fiduciary litigation matters at the trial court and appellate levels, with an emphasis on complex litigation and class action matters; the defense of health care providers and manufacturers; contract disputes; trade secret and non-compete agreements; and ERISA and other benefits matters.

In addition to his litigation experience, Matt also focuses his practice on all aspects of federal and state privacy and data security issues, including HIPAA compliance, breach analyses, cybersecurity, and state data breach laws. He also routinely advises clients on compliance with federal and state anti-kickback laws, Stark law, Sunshine Act, Medicare Secondary Payer laws, pharmaceutical marketing rules and other regulatory matters. Additionally, his thorough knowledge of the healthcare arena enables him to effectively counsel clients through audits and investigations, administrative hearings and appeals, and enforcement actions, as well as providing training and strategic planning counseling to minimize risks related to non-compliance.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor of Health Law & Policy in the Graduate Program in Health Services Administration at the College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati,  Board of Directors, Past President
  • Tri-State Education and Technology Foundation (Drake Planetarium), Board of Directors
  • United Way Emerging Leader Society


  • Selected for the Ohio Rising Stars® List