Eric A.Nicholson


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Eric Nicholson is an experienced litigator who helps clients navigate complex legal matters across a variety of industries, with a focus on health care, consumer protection, and the automotive supply chain.

Eric has worked with health care providers to achieve successful resolution of False Claims Act (FCA) litigation; government inquiries by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and state officials; and high-profile internal investigations. He currently represents a major hospital system in multiple provider/payor lawsuits seeking full reimbursement for health care services.

Eric has successfully defended dozens of individual and class action consumer protection matters, winning favorable judgments from federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Eric also has substantial experience with high-stakes automotive supply chain disputes. He recently helped secure emergency injunctive relief for a Tier I automotive supplier facing an imminent manufacturing shutdown.

Eric has an active pro bono practice. He has represented numerous asylum seekers in proceedings before U.S. Immigration Courts, recently obtaining asylum for a Venezuelan mother and daughter who were persecuted for opposing the autocratic regime in their home country. In addition, Eric is active in criminal justice issues. In 2019, he helped secure release for an individual sentenced to mandatory life without parole as a teenager. He has since worked to obtain similar outcomes under Michigan law for juveniles sentenced to decades-long term-of-years sentences.


  • Neurosurgeon responds to False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law investigationJones Day represents a neurosurgeon named in a qui tam action, alleging the surgeon violated the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law.
  • Hospital system reaches settlement after DEA investigationJones Day represented one of the largest hospital systems in Michigan in connection with a multi-year DEA diversion investigation concerning potential violations of the Controlled Substances Act across multiple locations within the system.
  • Couple wins asylum after fleeing persecution for opposing Venezuela's totalitarian regimeOn April 15, Jones Day won asylum for clients F and A, a Venezuelan couple persecuted for their political opposition to the dictatorial regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.