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  • Education
    • J.D., University of California-Los Angeles School of Law, 1988
    • B.A., cum laude, Pomona College, 1984, History
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court, 2011
    • State of California, 1988
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Jon believes that the keys to effective legal representation include understanding our clients’ goals and identifying realistic pathways to achieve those goals. He knows clients value honesty, reliability, experience, and legal professionals who are knowledgeable about the worlds in which they operate.

For more than 25 years, Jon has focused on representing institutional health care providers, including general acute and long term care facilities. He is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, and has represented health care providers in a variety of commercial disputes in state and federal courts in California and throughout the country. Jon has defended providers against reimbursement and compliance claims in administrative tribunals and state and federal courts, including the United States and California Supreme Courts. He also appears regularly in proceedings before the Departmental Appeals Board, which is the judicial body of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Jon represents providers in transactional matters ranging from single facility deals to multi-million dollar sales, purchases, or leases of multi-facility chains involving multiple classes of licensure. He has helped clients obtain and protect licenses and certifications for:
  • General acute care hospitals
  • Nursing facilities
  • Sub-acute facilities 
  • ESRD dialysis clinics
  • Post surgical recovery centers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Behavioral health centers
  • Specialty hospitals 
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospice care providers
  • Adult day health care facilities
  • Home care companies
  • Federal health care clinics
  • PACE program providers
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Alcohol and drug treatment programs
  • Group homes
Jon has defended clients in enforcement proceedings and from penalties ranging from CMPs and payment denial to termination from the Medicare/Medicaid Programs and license revocation. He has also been appointed as special health care counsel in multiple bankruptcy cases. Jon has been an expert witness and testified on a variety of topics related to health care including the provider based rules, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, Medicare billing, and hospital-based transactions.
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Co-Author, COVID-19 Blog
April 24, 2020
eAlerts Updates
May 2019
eAlerts Updates
November 2018
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Author; California Healthcare News
April 4, 2017
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CMS Rule Prohibiting Binding Arbitration Put on Hold
Author; California Healthcare News
January 10, 2017
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The Broadening Definition of Elder Abuse
Author; California Healthcare News
October 11, 2016
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Don't Have a Heart Attack...but Enforcement Scrutiny is Increasing Against Some Cardiac Care Providers
Author; California Healthcare News
July 12, 2016
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CMS Finalizes Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Worksheets
Author; California Healthcare News
January 7, 2016
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Cleaning House: CMS Proposes Sweeping Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities
Author; California Healthcare News
October 2, 2015
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Where Did I Put my Key (Money)?: If it's not in the Lease it's Not Enforceable
Author; California Healthcare News
July 10, 2015