Gregory (Greg) R. Jones is a distinguished litigator with more than 15 years of experience representing clients in a variety of health care litigation matters and complex commercial disputes. Greg is a member of the Firm’s health care litigation team. He also participates on the Pro Bono Committee and Recruiting Committee for the Los Angeles office. Greg is also a member of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.
Greg’s experience includes representing a broad range of clients (health care providers, hospitals, physicians and physician groups, independent physician associations and medical device companies) in lawsuits and arbitrations involving an array of commercial health care disputes, such as defending against claims for unfair competition/business practices, health insurance fraud, antitrust, breach of contract, false advertising and other business torts. Greg has also defended numerous clients in the health care industry in qui tam actions brought under the Federal False Claims Act, the California False Claims Act and the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act.
Greg also has a diverse range of complex commercial litigation experience. He has represented officers and directors in state and federal shareholder derivative litigation, including two of the largest shareholder derivative actions in California history. Greg has also defended clients in class actions brought under the Securities Exchange Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and California’s Unfair Competition Law. In addition, Greg has litigated trade secret theft cases and represented alcohol manufacturers in a range of litigation matters.
While in law school, Greg was the editor in chief of the Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul L. Friedman, US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Defended a hospital in a qui tam lawsuit brought under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA) involving alleged medically unnecessary inpatient admissions
Defended a medical group in an antitrust action brought by a competing hospital and medical group for an alleged conspiracy to monopolize the healthcare markets in Solano County
Defended a physician and medical practice in an action brought by an insurance company under California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act for health insurance fraud based on alleged violations of California’s anti-kickback and self-referral laws
Defended a hospital system, medical foundation and independent physician association in an unfair competition and breach of contract action brought by a competing independent physician association
Defended a group of ambulatory surgery centers in an antitrust action brought by a competitor under the federal Sherman Act and California Cartwright Act
Defended a hospital in a qui tam lawsuit brought under the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act related to spinal surgical procedures that allegedly involved counterfeit medical hardware
Defended a physician group and management services organization in a class action brought under California Business and Professions Code Section 17200 for alleged violations of the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975
Defended a health care provider in a qui tam lawsuit brought under the FCA involving alleged false billing practices and violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute arising out of the administration of a pharmaceutical
Defended members of the board of directors of a publicly traded bank in a securities fraud class action
Defended a motion picture studio, writer/director and production company in a copyright infringement lawsuit involving a major motion picture
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