Biography

Robert Estep is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Services practice group, where he advises clients on general corporate law, primarily in the health care and life sciences industries. In his practice, he counsels clients in response to legal and business challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving U.S. health care system.

As a former assistant attorney general, Robert has significant experience prosecuting matters in Missouri Circuit Courts involving health care providers, including physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, and personal care and home health providers.

His deep understanding of health care investigations and prosecution enables Robert to provide a unique perspective on everything from compliance and regulatory standards to operational and management issues.

Background

Prior to joining the firm, Robert served as assistant attorney general at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. In his role as a state prosecutor, he managed cases alleging Medicaid fraud, patient abuse and exploitation. Robert handled criminal investigations and prosecutions in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Jackson County and Jasper County, among others.

In addition to his criminal experience, Robert litigated civil health care matters on behalf of the Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance Unit (MMAC). At the Administrative Hearing Commission and in Missouri Circuit Courts, he defended MMAC’s sanctions against providers including hospices, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, dentists, physicians and psychiatrists,

During law school, Robert served as a legal intern for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division, where he assisted in investigations of health care antitrust issues.

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law  (J.D., 2015)
    • Health Law Certificate
    • Academic Excellence Award for Highest Grade in Administrative Law
    • SLU Health Law Semester in D.C. Program
    • UM Carey School of Law Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition
  • Susquehanna University  (B.A., 2011)
    • Political Science
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges  (2009)
    • Biology

Admissions

  • Missouri

Professional Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • St. Louis Health Lawyers Association

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Motion for Kids