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Jeremy D. Kernodle

Jeremy D. Kernodle

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Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Jeremy Kernodle is a litigator who focuses on government litigation and appeals. He has extensive experience defending clients in False Claims Act cases, and routinely advises healthcare providers, defense contractors, and other clients in high-stakes disputes with the government.

Jeremy has also first-chaired appeals in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Texas Courts of Appeals. Jeremy won six out of six recent appeals argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in 2018, Woodward/White, Inc.; named a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2017; and honored as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in Appellate Litigation in Texas, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2013.

Jeremy is the chair of the firm's False Claims Act/Qui Tam Practice Group. He serves on the Executive Committee and is the past president of the Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter; is the current president of the Federalist Society, Dallas; and is the Secretary of the Dallas Bar Association's Appellate Section.

Before joining Haynes and Boone, Jeremy served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was among a small number of lawyers advising the White House and other senior Executive Branch officials on constitutional and other significant legal issues.

Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2001, Founder's Medal (for graduating first in class); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, Morgan Prize for best student Note
B.A., B.B.A., Harding University, 1998, summa cum laude
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Affirmed take-nothing judgment for banking client in suit by borrower seeking millions of dollars in damages. In re Dallas Roadster, Ltd., 846 F.3d 112 (5th Cir. 2017).

Won take-nothing judgment following jury trial for medical device manufacturer in False Claims Act suit seeking more than $1 billion in damages. United States ex rel. Colquitt v. Abbott Laboratories (N.D. Tex. 2016).

Reversed order issued by the National Labor Relations Board against manufacturing client. Dresser-Rand Company v. National Labor Relations Board, 838 F.3d 512 (5th Cir. 2016).

Reversed $14.2 million contract claim against oil and gas client. MRC Permian Company v. Three Rivers Operating Co., 2015 WL 4639711 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015, pet. denied).

Procured $7.5 million coverage ruling in favor of insured. RSUI Indem. Co. v. Lynd Co., 466 S.W.3d 113 (Tex. 2015).

Won summary judgment dismissing False Claims Act claims against oil and gas client (S.D. Tex. 2014).

Won summary judgment dismissing False Claims Act claims against healthcare products company client (N.D. Tex. 2014).

Affirmed summary judgment in favor of corporate client in stock option backdating case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC v. Bartek, 484 F. App’x 949 (5th Cir. 2012).

Affirmed the dismissals of two separate lawsuits against Central American clients brought by American manufacturer Mars, Inc. (5th Cir. 2012).
Articles

False Claims Act Year in Review 2016
Haynes and Boone, LLP, January 2017

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729, et seq. (FCA) continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2016. ThisYear in Review highlights several key developments, including:   The U.S. Department of Justice is continuing its strong enforcement of the FCA, including recovering more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments in FCA cases in 2016, as well as continuing its focus on individual culpability...

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