Audrey Schechter

Audrey schechter

Name:  Audrey Schechter

Contact:  Email:  [email protected] / Phone:  (727) - 219 - 9707

Industry:  Healthcare Litigation

Services:  Corporate Investigations, False Claims Act, Litigation

Education:  Boston University School of Law School, J.D. 1992

                   Washington University, St. Louis, MO, B.A., 1989

Audrey Hildes Schechter is an experienced commercial and civil litigator, working in the areas of fraud, qui tam, healthcare fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Tricare fraud, appellate practice, health care law, and employment litigation. Audrey has practiced in Florida for 25 years and in New York for several years, assisting clients and other lawyers in a wide range of litigation and appellate matters. She has collaborated with qui tam counsel, including Andrea Fischer, for many years. Both colleagues and clients rely on Audrey for her ability to dissect complex legal issues and present cohesive, understandable and strong arguments to advance her clients' positions.  Audrey was recently recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer, an honor extended to only 5% of Florida lawyers.

Admissions:

Audrey is admitted to practice in the State of Florida,  the Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and New York State.

Results:

Ms. Schechter has participated in numerous successful qui tam matters.  Highlights include successfully settling a claim involving Miami Dade County Transit Authority, trying a Medicare fraud case to a favorable verdict in the Middle District of Florida, and obtaining an attorney's fee award from a recalcitrant defendant following settlement of a False Claims Act case.  Ms. Schechter has experience in a wide variety of qui tam litigation matters involving health care fraud resulting from illegal kickbacks, unsupervised procedures, and providing medically unnecessary services, as well as telemarketing scams and false claims resulting from for-profit schools' recruiting practices.  Ms. Schechter has also briefed successful appeals, including achieving a reversal of summary judgment on a personal injury case.

Speaking Engagements:

American Association for Justice, Qui Tam Litigation Group, July 2019 - Audrey moderated a panel discussion on hot topics and developments in the law under the False Claims Act, and how those developments are impacting our cases.

American Association for Justice, Qui Tam Litigation Group, July 2018 - Audrey participated in a panel discussion regarding an update on the False Claims Act, and how the "Brand Memorandum" impacts potential cases.

Pinellas Mid-County Bar Association, March, 2016 - Primer on the Federal False Claims Act.  Audrey frequently speaks to lawyers on litigation issues, including qui tam cases.

Education: 

Audrey has an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. from Boston University, where she won the book award for a course in professional responsibility and ethics, and served as Case & Note editor on The American Journal of Law and Medicine.

Memberships and Honors:

Pinellas County Mid-County Bar Association; Pinellas Association of Women Lawyers, Clearwater Bar Association, Taxpayers Against Fraud, American Association for Justice (Secretary and Treasurer of Qui Tam Litigation Group and member of Small and Solo Practice Group and Women's Caucus), and Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.  Audrey has been selected to Florida Super Lawyers for 2019.  Only 5% of Florida lawyers receive this honor.

Recent Blog Posts

Recommendations

  • Curtis Sobel: Fellow lawyer in community

    I am pleased to provide my endorsement of Audrey HIldes Schechter in the field of civil litigation. She is an extremely committed and devoted colleague that always brings her A game. Ms. Hildes-Schechter is an astute and erudite member of the bar and has my fullest endorsement.
  • Audrey is a fine lawyer.

    Audrey has assisted me and my husband on no less than 5 transactions. She is hard working and responsive in completing the job at hand. I recommend her for a broad range of legal services.
  • Bradley Tobin: Fellow lawyer in community

    I have known Ms. Schechter for most of my career and know her to be an extremely intelligent and skillful attorney. Her clients benefit greatly from both her legal acumen and her sincere concern to obtain the best result for their respective situation. I highly endorse Ms. Schechter.
  • James Dodson: Worked Together on Matter

    Audrey is smart and has the ability to analyze complex legal issues and then break them down simply into a well written piece of research. She is also a fine person with strong ethics and a steady compass for doing the right thing.
  • Excellent Legal Resource

    Ms. Schechter provided a detailed analysis of my case and outlined a very strategic approach that allowed me to best position myself for the most favorable outcome. Additionally, I was very pleased with the degree of communication that Ms. Schechter maintained throughout her representation; givin...
  • An outstanding legal professional

    Audrey was extremely attentive and detail oriented. She was easy to get in contact with and was able to provide invaluable information during our consultations. As an IT manager working in Healthcare, I interact with many legal entities and was very impressed with her knowledge and level of servi...
  • Wonderful in every way!

    Audrey is very organized, thoughtful, determined and a pure joy to work with, and she is a great attorney who works hard to succeed for her clients.
  • Qui Tam

    I have the utmost respect for all attorneys who pursue qui tam cases, and that includes Audrey Schechter. As is usually the case, it is often difficult to stand up for the right thing. Audrey and her firm went the extra mile for me. I felt Audrey and her firm thoroughly explored every avenue of m...
  • Robert Brazel: Fellow lawyer in community

    Audrey is bright, creative and always professional. She's a pleasure to work with and very persistent in fighting for her clients.
  • Michele Ross: Fellow lawyer in community

    Audrey is a wealth of knowledge with the ability to explain complicated matters so an ordinary person can understand. I heard her speak on qui tam litigation at a Clearwater Mid County Bar luncheon. I think every attendee left the event surprised at how much we had learned about the subject, than...
  • Trusted attorney

    I have consulted with Audrey numerous times and she has always provided very sound and well thought out advice. I strongly recommend her.
  • Excellent attorney

    I have consulted Audrey on many occasions and she has always given me excellent advice. Her work is very meticulous and thorough. She is a good listener and helped me with a legal issue relating to my medical care. She also helped my mother-in-law with a medical malpractice issue.
  • Kevin Sparkman: Worked together on matter

    I endorse this lawyer. Audrey is an excellent legal mind and worked very hard to provide legal drafting and research to help us achieve a very positive result for our client. I highly endorse Audrey as a client advocate and skilled an knowledgeable attorney.
  • Excellent Execution

    Since the first step of initiating legal counseling, Audrey Hilde Schechter has carefully attended to all the details necessary to get my case resolved in a professional and timely manner.
  • Excellent

    Audrey Schechter has exceeded all my expectations in an attorney. I would highly recommend having Audrey Schechter in your corner as she is an experienced, knowledgeable, comforting and extremely professional and personable attorney. She has a way of making you very important and that your best i...
  • Chris Limberopoulos: Worked together on matter

    Audrey is an exceptional writer, researcher and advocate and has help make significant law in appellate decisions with her briefs and arguments.

Contact Us

If you want to report fraud against the government but you are concerned about your future, we are here to help. We will help protect your rights as a whistleblower to obtain the reward you deserve. Contact the Schechter Legal Group today.

Menu