Sam Canales is a health care litigator with experience working on dozens of high-stakes cases at both trial and appellate levels, including complex matters that have produced landmark decisions in the health care legal field.
A focus of Sam's practice is on representing health care providers in reimbursement disputes with health care payors. He has extensive experience working on matters challenging the adequacy of payor reimbursements, including the validity of coverage restrictions, payment methodologies, special investigations, claims adjudication practices, and medical necessity determinations.
Sam's practice also involves representing health care entities in fraud and abuse disputes relating to commercial and government programs. He has worked on numerous matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars in potential exposure, and alleged violations of, among other things, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Physician Self-Referral Law, and Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements.
Before joining Jones Day, Sam was a health care attorney at the Office of the New York State Attorney General and two large law firms. During law school, Sam volunteered at the Cancer Legal Resource Center, clerked at a health care law firm, and externed at a federal court and the health enforcement unit of the California Department of Insurance.
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D. 2015); University of California, Davis (B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science 2012)
- California, New York, and District of Columbia
- Healthcare Attorney, Office of the New York State Attorney General (2015-2016); Legal Extern, California Department of Insurance (Summer-Fall 2013); Public Policy Intern, California Governor's Office (2010)
Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch" for insurance law (2021-2023)