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Jon T. Gatto

Jon T. Gatto



Jon Gatto focuses his practice on complex health care regulatory 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, anti-kickback, and health care fraud and abuse
  • Electronic health records
  • Non-competitive 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.


  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service by an Attorney, Bay Area Legal Services (2018)
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010-2016)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Evidence Committee (2012-2015)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Overview of the Medicare Advantage Program," Hillsborough County Bar Association Healthcare 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
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts


  • Associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Tampa, FL

Areas of Focus


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