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Taryn McDonald

Taryn McDonald

Associate

Expertise

  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Fraud, Abuse, and Compliance
  • Government Enforcement and Litigation

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Activity

Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

Profile
Taryn McDonald's practice focuses on assisting both individuals and corporations facing actual or threatened government enforcement actions. She has represented clients under criminal or civil investigation by various government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General, and the Texas Attorney General’s Office. She also has experience helping clients navigate complex fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law.

Taryn’s practice also includes defending healthcare clients in False Claims Act qui tam litigation and representing providers before Medicare and Medicaid contractors.

Taryn is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the DFW Chapter of Women in White Collar Defense. Before law school, Taryn worked for both the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2013

Education

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2013, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; SMU Law Review Association;
B.S., Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2007, with honors;
B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2007, with honors
Areas of Practice

False Claims Act/Qui Tam | Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) | Fraud, Abuse, and Compliance | Government Enforcement and Litigation | Healthcare | Healthcare and Life Sciences | Healthcare Litigation | Internal Investigations and Crisis Management | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represented a clinical laboratory in False Claims Act qui tam in the Northern District of Texas alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute related to pharmacogenetic testing. See United States ex rels. Choate and Pyburn v. DNA Stat et al. (N.D. Tex.).

Represented national hospice provider in False Claims Act qui tam in the Northern District of Texas alleging violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. See United States ex rel. Capshaw v. White (N.D. Tex.).

Represented national healthcare provider in False Claims Act qui tam alleging violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute related to employed physician compensation arrangements and improper coding of evaluation and management procedures.

Represented pathology laboratories in False Claims Act qui tam alleging improper billing and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Obtained favorable resolution for healthcare executive in federal and state intervened qui tam False Claims Act case.

Obtained favorable resolution for individual under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice.
Articles

FCPA Compliance in the Age of COVID-19
Haynes and Boone, August 2020

Even before COVID-19, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was becoming increasingly tricky to navigate and was actively enforced. But in light of the pandemic, which is forcing rapid changes to the global marketplace and causing unique supply chain challenges, the risk of a costly misstep has only increased...

False Claims Act Compliance Concerns in the Wake of COVID-19
Haynes and Boone, April 2020

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has passed several new laws to provide trillions of dollars of funding to affected businesses and individuals. But this also means there are new compliance considerations for entities receiving federal funds, especially as it relates to the False Claims Act’s “false certification” theory of liability...

Health Law Vitals - COVID-19 Edition - March 2020
Haynes and Boone, March 2020

Regulators Expand Opportunities for Telehealth Services Under COVID-19 Shadow By: Phil Kim, Kayla Cristales, and Jennifer Kreick As the COVID-19 pandemic surges and the social distancing imperative continues, regulators have responded with various guidelines and policies that impact and expand the opportunities for telehealth services...

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