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Jennifer Ecklund

Partner

Dallas
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Jenny is an experienced and strategic trial lawyer focusing her practice on health care, social justice, white-collar fraud and complex commercial litigation.

Jenny has spent almost 20 years leading trial teams that obtain favorable results and trial verdicts in a variety of cases, including health care coverage and reimbursement disputes, fraud and defamation claims and civil RICO litigation. Her practice also includes extensive work in support of the rights of marginalized communities in constitutional law matters. Jenny's significant experience includes white-collar fraud litigation and investigations within the securities, health care, tax and mortgage industries.

Jenny is recognized as a staunch advocate and litigator in the realm of reproductive justice and the constitutional rights of women, LGBTQ+ people, and marginalized groups, focusing on First Amendment issues, due process rights, and equal protection under the law.

Prior to joining the firm, Jenny was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division, representing 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 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 represented 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.

Constitutional Rights Litigation

Represented multiple sexual assault survivors in a Section 1983 case against the City of Austin and Travis County for gender discrimination. Represented various reproductive health groups and providers in numerous challenges to Texas laws regulating abortion, including SB8, obtaining finding that the unique private enforcement mechanism of that law is unconstitutional.

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.

News

Film on Sexual Assault Survivors’ Legal Challenge to Debut at SXSW Festival

Jennifer Ecklund receives Profiles in Leadership Award at Southern Methodist University's Women's Symposium

Elizabeth Myers and Jennifer Ecklund discuss anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, other legal threats at Citywide Pride event

Dallas office wins two awards in 2022 law firm campaign for the North Texas Food Bank

Thompson Coburn announces historic settlement for sexual assault survivors with City of Austin, Austin Police Department

Health care litigators recoup significant insurance payments for Vibra Healthcare, other providers in 2021

Thompson Coburn is Texas proud after first year in Dallas

National law firm Thompson Coburn lands four partners in new Dallas office