Laura JaneDurfee

Partner

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Laura Jane Durfee is a trial lawyer who represents clients in civil and criminal litigation and regulatory and compliance matters involving the health care industry. Laura Jane represents health care providers, device manufactures, and other health care entities in matters involving allegations of health care fraud and abuse, including matters relating to the False Claims Act (FCA), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Stark Law, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and state and federal regulations. She also has experience litigating complex contract and business disputes and product liability claims.

Laura Jane has significant experience conducting government and internal investigations. Her recent representations include conducting an internal investigation for a manufacturer relating to compliance with the AKS in connection with discounting and sales and marketing practices; defending health care providers in an FCA case, where the allegations focused on medical necessity; and representing a national pharmacy in nationwide litigation relating to opioid dispensing practices. She is also a member of a Jones Day team that defends a national laboratory in professional negligence litigation across the country.

Laura Jane maintains an active trial and appellate pro bono practice. Through Jones Day's association with a local city attorney office, she served as a municipal prosecutor and successfully prosecuted several cases before judges and juries. On the appellate side, Laura Jane has briefed cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits; and several Texas appellate courts. She also has argued before the Sixth Circuit.

Experience

  • Fortune 100 petroleum refining and marketing company resolves litigation over potential escheatment of unused gift card balancesJones Day successfully resolved a qui tam case filed against its client, a Fortune 100 petroleum refining and marketing company, alleging violation of Delaware's False Claims and Reporting Act related to the potential escheatment of unused gift card balances.
  • Global technology and outsourcing company undergoes internal investigationJones Day conducted an internal investigation into alleged employment discrimination, retaliation, and code of conduct issues at a global technology and outsourcing company.
  • Online travel company dismissed from litigation over potential escheatment of unused gift card balancesJones Day obtained a dismissal for an online travel company in a qui tam case alleging violation of Delaware's False Claims and Reporting Act related to the potential escheatment of unused gift card balances.
  • Privately-held information company defends proposed nationwide class action alleging violations of Driver's Privacy Protection ActJones Day defended its client, a privately-held information company, in a proposed nationwide privacy class action brought under the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA).
  • Major multinational corporation undergoes internal investigation into accounting fraud and corruptionJones Day conducted an internal investigation into alleged accounting fraud and corruption in the international operations of a major publicly traded multinational corporation.
  • Oil field services company defends breach of contract case relating to premium calculations under its workers compensation and commercial liability insuranceJones Day represents an oil field services company in a breach of contract case relating to the premium calculations of the company's premiums under its workers compensation and commercial liability insurance.
  • Fortune 500 defense contractor represented in litigation over alleged breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secretsJones Day represented a Fortune 500 defense contractor in a suit against another defense contractor over breach of a subcontract and misappropriation of trade secrets involving complex technology and issues of compliance with contract specifications and test procedures.
  • Mother is reunited with her childJones Day successfully resolved a suit for the return of an abducted child in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas on behalf of our client, a citizen of Bermuda.
  • Fortune 500 health insurer represented in litigation over alleged submission of fraudulent claims and violation of anti-kickback related exclusions in health plansJones Day represented a Fortune 500 health insurer in litigation over alleged submission of fraudulent claims and violation of anti-kickback related exclusions in health plans.
  • Major hospital system renegotiates strategic relationship with academic institutionJones Day advised a major hospital system on the renegotiation of a strategic relationship with an academic institution, including corporate governance counseling on potential duties and potential litigation impact.
  • Fortune 500 telecommunications company undergoes internal investigation involving allegations of potential misconduct by employeesJones Day conducted an internal investigation for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company involving allegations of potential misconduct by employees.
  • Student successfully defends against school officer's allegations of criminal mischiefJones Day attorneys assisted in quashing criminal charges for an eighth grade middle school student in connection with a school disciplinary matter.
  • Interstate Batteries resolves class action lawsuit surrounding replacement price of batteries under warrantyJones Day client Interstate Battery System International, Inc. resolved a class action lawsuit brought by plaintiffs alleging Interstate Battery provided misleading information regarding the price at which customers would be able to purchase replacement batteries under the warranty.
  • Jones Day Dallas team tries municipal liability case in federal courtAt the end of 2009, Judge Barbara Lynn of the Northern District of Texas asked Jones Day to represent an indigent plaintiff, Tommy Aycock, in an "excessive force" case against the City of Dallas under section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Community Financial Services Association of America challenges CFPB rule on payday lendingJones Day is representing the Community Financial Services Association of America in a federal lawsuit seeking to set aside the 2017 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule concerning payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • August 24, 2017
      Protecting Disclosure in Unclaimed Property Audits: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Fair Play - Implications of Third-Party Disclosures
    • March 2017
      Preparing to Win in Court, Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization, Inc. (UPPO) 2017 Annual Conference
    • February 14, 2017
      Federal Court Practice: Responding to Complaints
    • December 21, 2016
      The Basics of E-Discovery for Litigators
    • October 31, 2016
      The Nuts and Bolts of Responding to Complaints in Federal and Texas State Court
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