Sandra Heller is a Fort Lauderdale attorney who focuses her practice on advising clients in the identification and prevention of complex fraud schemes, as well as seeking civil recovery on their behalf. Ms. Heller analyzes, counsels, investigates and litigates civil recovery actions in multiclaim insurance fraud cases on behalf of both large national and regional private health insurance carriers, as well as national property and casualty insurers. She assists in fraud investigations throughout the United States, and her work has created impactful and transformative case law in this arena.
Ms. Heller has experience in advancing affirmative litigation on behalf of insurance carriers, as well as providing vigorous defense in benefit-related litigation matters, including the investigation of fraud in the submission of claims to private health insurers, including claims governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Ms. Heller also has extensive experience with matters involving Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Bodily Injury (BI) and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) related coverages in state and federal courts. Ms. Heller guides and supports insurance clients by implementing strategies resulting from key legislative changes and regulatory reporting responsibilities.
In addition, Ms. Heller is an active speaker, often sharing her knowledge of insurance fraud at conferences nationwide. She began her career as an assistant district attorney in Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a member of the elite Crimes Against Children Unit, in which she took more than 90 prosecutions to jury verdict.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Heller was a board member and co-chair of the fraud and recovery practice group for a national law firm.
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