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Jon Gatto is a board certified health care law attorney who focuses his practice on complex health care regulatory and transactional issues. Jon's specific areas of emphasis include:

  • Public-private relationships in the health care space, including public hospital sales and leases, sovereign immunity, and compliance with the Sunshine Law and Public Records Act
  • Medicare Advantage and other risk-based managed care payment models
  • Stark Law, anti-kickback, and health care fraud and abuse
  • Electronic health records
  • Noncompetitive agreements in the health care space


  • Regulatory counsel in four public hospital sale or lease transactions since 2014.
  • Obtained $1.9 million arbitration award in favor of managed care corporation in dispute with independent practice association over risk-based reimbursement.
  • Represented hospitals in government investigations regarding health care fraud and abuse.
  • Represented hospitals for electronic health records donations to physician practices.
  • Medicare and Medicaid self-disclosures to Office of Inspector General and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Medicare and Medicaid overpayment refunds.
  • Physician practice breakups and realignment.
  • Florida health care licensure matters.
  • Stark Law and anti-kickback statutes matters.
  • Public Records Act and Sunshine Law matters.
  • Sovereign immunity matters.
  • HIPAA and data privacy matters.


  • Board Certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer Award, Bay Area Legal Services (2018)
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2010–2016)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Health Law Section
      • Evidence Committee (2012–2015)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Health Care Law Section

Speaking Engagements

  • "Overview of the Medicare Advantage Program," Hillsborough County Bar Association Health Care Law Section (November 18, 2015)
  • "Effective Strategies for Data Breach Prevention and Defending Data Breach Class Actions in the Health Care Industry," Carlton Fields Webinar (December 2, 2014)
  • "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," George Edgecomb Bar Association (November 17, 2013)



  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D., high honors, 2001)
  • University of Richmond (B.A., magna cum laude, 1998)

Bar Admissions

Industry Specialization Certifications

Court Admissions


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