Industry-leading health care and life sciences companies turn to Jeff not only to mitigate compliance and legal risks but also to achieve key business objectives. As each company defines success differently, Jeff applies his industry knowledge and legal background to support his client's goals, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Jeff is known for synthesizing his legal advice and strategy to fit the current issue at hand, while also balancing his client's business needs.
Jeff is a seasoned litigator, representing clients in complex government and internal investigations and related litigation. He is well-respected by governmental investigators and accustomed to managing complex disputes. Equally important, outside of the courtroom he and his team help companies build compliance and monitoring programs to mitigate risks inherent to their business operations.
Jeff and his Austin-based team (co-led by Ben Koplin) have developed industry-leading risk mitigation services and tools, including the firm's proprietary information analysis platform, NSight. NSight, along with other tools, analyzes clients' business and compliance systems, providing a detailed view into compliance and business risks, case defenses, and opportunities for improvement and future success. This process often includes turning the lessons learned in investigations and litigation into real, actionable business solutions to avoid litigation in the future.
Jeff and his team have successfully defended health care and life sciences companies in criminal, False Claims Act, commercial, and administrative litigation related to a wide variety of fraud and abuse, bribery, billing, marketing, and other regulatory allegations. Their clients cover the spectrum of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, hospital systems, universities, retail and specialty pharmacies, distributors, suppliers, and managed care organizations.
Apart from his practice, Jeff is recognized as an industry leader in the innovation of legal services. He co-leads the firm's global R&D center, as well as the US Business Readiness and Development change leadership initiative, focusing on the generation and adoption of new legal solutions and services, including adoption of the firm's global SAP practice management system. Jeff also serves as a member of Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Supervisory Board and Audit Committee.