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Alice V. Harris


  • (T) 803.253.8284
  • (F) 803.753.5490

Alice Harris is an experienced health care attorney based in the firm's Columbia, South Carolina office, where she assists hospitals, health care systems, physicians, post-acute care providers and more with a wide variety of matters. Her practice focuses on health care regulatory compliance, compliance program guidance, response to federal and state contractor audits and surveys, EMTALA investigations, internal investigations, and fraud and abuse litigation matters. Her compliance analysis and advice experience ranges from initial formation and restricting of compliance programs to internal investigations, potential whistleblower exposure, and coordination of ongoing coding reviews. Alice also has extensive health care litigation experience including: 

  • Defense of Medicare and Medicaid fraud investigations
  • Defending False Claims Act allegations, investigations, and qui tam lawsuits
  • Defense and appeal of Medicaid overpayment and/or alleged fraud issues
  • Medicaid Cost Report appeals
  • Defense of EMTALA complaints



University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1993

  • Received American Jurisprudence Awards in Securities and Regulation, and Business Corporations 
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of Wig and Robe
  • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
  • Articles Editor, Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal

Valdosta State University, B.A., 1982, cum laude

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Member, Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Bar
  • Member, Richland County Bar Association
  • Member, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • Past Chairperson of the South Carolina Bar's Health Care Law Section
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law - 2013-2020; Lawyer of the Year, Columbia, SC for Health Care Law - 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbard “AV” Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Turnaround Management Association's Non-Profit Company Transaction of the Year - 2016
  • Speaker, "Winning Payor Audits! Tips for Overcoming Denials," November 6, 2019
  • Speaker, "Following the Payor Audit Trail," July 19, 2018
  • Speaker, “At a Crossroads – EMTALA & Psychiatric Patients in an Era of Strained Resources,” January, 2018
  • Writer, “Compliance Diligence in Buy-Sell Transactions,” Spring 2018
  • Speaker, “Compliance Programs 101,” August 7, 2017
  • Speaker, “EMTALA and the Behavioral Health Patient,” October 24, 2016
  • Speaker, “Compliance 3.0: Maximizing Compliance to Reduce Individual and Organizational Risk,” April 25, 2016
  • Speaker, “Enforcement Trends and Initiatives, Panel Discussion,” May 9, 2014

“Combining legal knowledge with operational experience provides a great platform for assisting clients with regulatory issues and challenges.”