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Jeff Fink


St. Louis
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Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration, class action, regulatory, and transactional matters in venues across the country.

Drawing on his 26 years of experience, he drills down on complex problems, pinpoints the core factual and legal issues at stake, and develops strategies for resolving disputes and facilitating business deals in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. Jeff works closely with a client's employees and executives to help them prepare for their role in a case and put them at ease during the litigation, arbitration, and negotiation process.

Jeff represents health care systems and providers seeking to recover amounts owed by payors and defending class actions concerning billing practices. He also advises higher education institutions in lawsuits and arbitrations brought by former students, state attorneys general, and government regulatory agencies in multiple jurisdictions; in program reviews and audits by the U.S. Department of Education; in accreditation disputes; and in issues with federal and state regulators. In the financial services arena, Jeff has represented banks, automotive finance companies, and lease finance companies facing lender liability and discrimination claims. He also counsels public pension systems on various litigation and benefits issues.

Jeff has obtained several multimillion dollar settlements for health care systems in arbitrations and litigation seeking to recover amounts owed by major health care payors under provider agreements and federal and state statutes and health care programs.

Jeff obtained dismissal of a federal class action lawsuit against a major health care system accused of underfunding its employee pension plan in violation of ERISA.

Jeff obtained summary judgment in a federal class action lawsuit complaining about a hospital's billing and collection practices as to patients involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Jeff persuaded a court to undo a California veterans agency's suspension of a major for-profit educational institution, allowing the institution to continue educating veterans in the state.

Jeff obtained a preliminary injunction rebuffing an unlawful attempt to seize management of a regional nursing home chain from our client.


Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Round-Up

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Compromise and Settlement Authority

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New webinar series: Unraveling the proposed Borrower Defense Rule


Responding to Student Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Claims: 2023 Edition

ED’s Proposed Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule: A Detailed Examination

Responding to Student Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Claims

Recent Court Decisions in Student Disputes That You Should Know About

Minimizing Litigation Risk As To Student-Related Disputes

Final Borrower Defense Rule Webinar Series

Borrower Defense Rule Webinar Series