JD THOMAS

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JD Thomas

Former federal prosecutor representing clients in government investigations

As a former federal prosecutor, J.D. Thomas knows how to respond to sensitive and non-routine criminal, civil, and regulatory matters, including government investigations and prosecutions, qui tam and False Claims Act defense and other enforcement actions. As a member of Waller's Government Investigations, Healthcare and Litigation groups, J.D. represents and advises companies and individuals in a broad array of criminal, civil, and regulatory matters.  He regularly advises healthcare clients in matters involving the Department of Justice, Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), state Medicaid Fraud Control Units and other civil and criminal law enforcement entities. 

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JD's Related Experience

St. Francis Hospital - Bartlett navigates CON filings

Represented a hospital client in multiple CON matters in the state of Tennessee involving Freestanding Emergency Departments.

Healthcare provider settles FCA investigation regarding payment for genetic testing

Represented a healthcare provider in connection with ongoing False Claims Act investigation conducted by U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington regarding payment for genetic testing.

Ventas acquires Ardent Medical Services for $1.75 billion

Served as special healthcare, real estate and diligence counsel to Ventas, Inc. during its acquisition of Ardent Medical Services for $1.75 billion.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2004
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Environmental Law
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law
    • Vice President, Student Bar Association
  • B.A., Vassar College, Political Science, 1998

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, All Districts in Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, of District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • All State Courts Tennessee
  • All State Courts Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Recognitions

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Professional Involvement

  • Chair, Executive Committee, Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section
  • Board Member, American Constitution Society, Nashville Chapter

Community Involvement

  • Member and Governance Committee Chair, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Health
  • Hillsboro West-End Neighborhood Association Board

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