John combines an investigator's instincts with a trial lawyer's viewpoint to offer strategic counsel to clients facing high-stakes challenges. Whether conducting sensitive and confidential investigations or adeptly litigating disputed claims, John maximizes his clients' ability to meet their objectives while minimizing potential liability or disruption to business operations.
Corporate boards and general counsel are among those who routinely turn to John for internal investigations when speed, discretion and accuracy are essential. Skilled at fact-finding and legal analysis, John's internal investigation experience combines witness interviews with a sophisticated understanding of forensic data gathering, database reviews, and document analysis to provide clients with comprehensive insight, detailed reports and strategic recommendations.
In the courtroom, John is a seasoned litigator who has won jury verdicts for clients in both state and federal courts. He has handled many government enforcement actions involving the False Claims Act, in addition to copyright and trademark litigation, civil disputes and other business litigation, and state and federal environmental regulatory matters.
Hospitals, health systems, home health agencies and other healthcare providers, in particular, rely on John for assistance with internal and government investigations, and he has successfully resolved False Claims Act allegations on behalf of clients with the Department of Justice. He also provides counsel to manufacturers, energy companies and other heavy industry clients in environmental litigation and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
Additionally, John has significant entertainment law experience that includes the representation of high-profile recording artists in copyright litigation, trademark disputes and other civil litigation. He has successfully obtained jury verdicts on behalf of entertainment clients and secured both declaratory judgment and monetary damages.
Conducted an internal investigation of a large healthcare network which led to significant internal restructuring and personnel changes.
Fought CMS/Medicare on behalf of a healthcare provider to overturn and reduce the provider’s calculated repayment by more than 90 percent and to resolve CMS’ revocation and preclusion determination.
Representing a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in litigation against a national accreditation agency that withdrew accreditation from the HBCU’s school of pharmacy, one of only a handful in the United States that focuses on producing pharmacists of color.
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