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Jack W. Selden

Jack W. Selden

Partner

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

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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

Education

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

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

It Pays to Be Covered™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

Underwritten
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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