Jack W. Selden

Jack W. Selden



  • Environmental Law
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser

WSG Practice Industries


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.


Jack Selden, a partner in the government enforcement and investigations, litigation and healthcare Groups, has practiced law for 35 years. Previously he served as both the United States Attorney and as an Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. While United States Attorney, he established the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (“ACE”) Unit of the United States Attorney’s office, responsible for investigating and prosecuting all fraud and qui tam actions under the False Claims Act. In March 2016, Jack won a summary judgment on behalf of AseraCare Hospice in a case described by Law360 as “dealing a blow to the U.S. Department of Justice and capping one of the most extraordinary court battles in FCA history." Jack serves as Chairman of the “DOJ Dialogue Group” committee of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section, which meets quarterly with the Attorney General of the United States and other leadership within the Department of Justice to discuss criminal justice issues. Jack is a past vice chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section.

In the areas of white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and corporate compliance, Jack defends clients accused of criminal violations at the federal and state levels. He also has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, including cases arising from federal fraud investigations under the Federal False Claims Act and qui tam whistleblower actions. Jack litigates cases involving healthcare and defense procurement fraud, securities and financial fraud, FHA mortgage fraud, "off-label" pharmaceutical matters, and antitrust and environmental crimes. Jack regularly represents corporate and individual clients under investigation by the Department of Justice, various offices of United States Attorney and Inspectors General, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Defense, as well as various State Attorneys General.

Jack’s clients include hospitals, home health, hospice, and other healthcare providers, defense contractors, banks, manufacturers, and a long list of corporations and individuals. From a parallel federal criminal investigation and civil action relating to allegations of a massive financial fraud to allegations of significant Medicare fraud, pharmaceutical and securities fraud, his clients rely on his experience and skillful guidance, as well as his courtroom abilities, to resolve challenging situations. Jack’s clients include or have included AseraCare Hospice, Community Health Systems, HealthSouth Corporation, Golden Living, Raytheon Company, Chevron, Stifel Financial Corp., Sterne Agee Group, Inc., Caddell Construction Company, Tenet Healthcare, McWane, Inc., Centex Corporation, and Charter Communications.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1981
  • District of Columbia, 1997

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1978
Areas of Practice

Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser | Complex Business Litigation | Environmental Law | False Claims Act and Qui Tam Defense | Government Contracts | Government Enforcement and Investigations | Healthcare | Litigation | Regulatory Compliance


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