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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, Executive Editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform
    • B.A., cum laude, University of Washington
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Jessica’s practice focuses on defending clients facing government investigations and enforcement proceedings, as well as False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, and Stark litigation.  This includes working with clients in both the healthcare and government contracting industries.  

Jessica also has significant complex commercial litigation experience representing corporations, officers and directors in class actions, securities litigation, and contract disputes, and conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporations.  She has represented government contractors in disputes with federal and state government, and advised government contracting clients on compliance concerns.

Previously, Jessica served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jessica led investigations of financial fraud against the federal government in the context of federal healthcare, defense, and other programs.  Jessica also defended the United States against civil claims in multiple contexts.

Led internal investigation concerning alleged fraud and conflicts of interest for multimillion-dollar federal contractor; led self-disclosure and negotiated favorable settlement with federal authorities.

Negotiated favorable settlement after succeeding in dispositive motion hearing on behalf of former CEO in shareholder dispute arbitration.

Representing major hospital system regarding False Claims Act allegations.

Representing multiple employee witnesses in criminal case against a Global 100 telecommunications company for theft of trade secrets.

Representing major aircraft component subcontractor in commercial dispute over delivery of components for U.S. military aircraft.

Defending Fortune 500 pharmacy in DOJ investigations concerning opioid practices.

eAlerts Updates
April 29, 2021
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Speaker, WSBA Health Law Section Webinar
April 22, 2021
webinar Webinars
March 2021
eAlerts Updates
January 21, 2021
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December 18, 2020
eAlerts Updates
November 2020
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Co-Author, COVID-19 Blog
April 2, 2020
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Health Care Fraud Investigations: Best Practices for Avoiding and Responding to Government Inquiries
Presenter, Health Care Financial Management Association, WA-AK Chapter, 2018 Winter Conference
September 2018
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Incorporating Legal and Compliance Functions Into Operations
Presenter, California Association for Health Services at Home, Home Care Administrator Certificate Program
July 2018
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Ethics Issues in Internal Investigations, Audit and Whistleblower Response for Healthcare Providers
Presenter, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, 2018 Spring Health Law Conference
Spring 2018