Jane’s practice focuses primarily on health care enforcement defense. Jane defends laboratories, physicians, and other clients facing government investigations and whistleblower complaints regarding alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act, the federal anti-kickback statute, the Stark law, and similar state laws. Recent victories to which Jane has contributed include:
- Successfully defended a national laboratory against a whistleblower’s qui tam complaint.
- Defense verdicts on summary judgment in multi-jurisdictional product liability disputes involving FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs and assay test development.
- Defense verdict on partial summary judgment in a bet-the-company case involving a dispute between the majority owner of a multi-billion dollar company and private equity investors.
Jane also maintains an active pro bono practice, succeeding on an appeal before an administrative law judge and securing social security benefits for her client. Jane has also appeared in family and probate court on behalf of her clients in guardianship and custody matters. Most recently, Jane’s pro bono practice has focused on social justice efforts, including participating in CORI sealing clinics and conducting research specific to assisting individuals with criminal records in understanding their public housing options.
While attending law school at night and working full time for the State Auditor’s Office, Jane was the winner of the National Moot Court New England Regional Competition and the two-time winner of the Tom C. Clark Appellate Advocacy Competition. She also served as Comment Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review. She graduated first in her class from Suffolk Law’s evening program.
January 17, 2023 | Blog | By Laurence Freedman, Jane Haviland
Serial Relator Brings Multiple Lawsuits Alleging False Claims Act Violations Premised on Paycheck Protection Program Fraud
November 2, 2022 | Blog | By Laurence Freedman, Jane Haviland
September 12, 2022 | Blog | By Lara Compton, Jane Haviland
Two Recent False Claims Act Settlements Highlight the Benefits of Self-Disclosure, Remediation, and Cooperation
July 19, 2022 | Blog | By Karen Lovitch, Lauren Moldawer, Jane Haviland
Two settlements announced earlier this month seem to demonstrate that DOJ is applying the Policy Guidance in resolving FCA cases. Although the facts of these two settlements differ significantly, they highlight the benefits of self-disclosure, cooperation with the government in its investigation, and proactive efforts to remediate non-compliance.