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Jennifer Ecklund

Partner

Dallas
972 629 7112 direct
972 629 7171 fax

Jenny is an experienced, strategic, trial lawyer who focuses her practice on health care, white-collar fraud and complex commercial litigation.

Jenny has spent more than 15 years leading trial teams that have obtained favorable results and trial verdicts in health care coverage and reimbursement disputes, fraud and defamation claims and civil RICO litigation. She has handled qui tam and False Claims Act cases, and matters related to various state and federal anti-kickback provisions. Jenny also has significant experience in white-collar fraud litigation and investigations within the securities, health care, tax and mortgage industries.

Jenny was previously a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division, where she represented the United States before federal district and bankruptcy courts, focusing primarily on civil tax fraud. She is also a recognized leader on issues related to securities fraud, investor fraud and resulting receiverships, and has served as a receiver for the SEC.

In a major pro bono effort covered by The New York Times, The Atlantic, ProPublica and CBS News, Jenny represents numerous sexual assault survivors in a federal class action in Austin, Texas, challenging unconstitutional failures in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults. The case and related advocacy has led to the formation of a Statewide Sexual Assault Survivor Task Force in the Texas Governor's Office, and a statewide audit of police investigations and prosecutorial outcomes.

Health Care Litigation

Represented both in- and out-of-network health care providers in reimbursement disputes with insurance companies and payors.

Represented health care providers in regard to investigations of audits and fraud.

Obtained a $9M defamation verdict against insurance company on behalf of health care provider.

Represented health care providers in partnership disputes and non-competition agreements.

Represented health care providers with regard to non-competition agreements.

Securities and White Collar Litigation

Court-appointed Receiver in the SEC enforcement action involving a $32 million fraudulent mortgage investment scheme.

Obtained $65 million verdict in fraud case for litigation trustee in matter related to fraudulent life settlement investment scheme.

Represented various clients in white collar fraud matters before the federal district courts.

Conducted internal investigations for various entities in which fraud or other misconduct was alleged or suspected.

Other Litigation

Represented multiple sexual assault survivors in a Section 1983 case against the City of Austin and Travis County for gender discrimination.