Overview

Jason Mehta is an experienced white collar defense attorney who advocates tirelessly for his clients. As a former Department of Justice attorney, Jason helps his clients navigate their most challenging criminal and civil fraud cases, internal investigations, and bet-the-company litigation. The Wall Street Journal has described Jason as an “attorney who has prosecuted and defended dozens of federal fraud cases.” 

In the past few years, Jason has first-chaired a six week federal fraud trial in which the jury returned acquittals on every count for which they could return a verdict.  Jason has also successfully negotiated non-prosecution agreements in various matters and, where his clients have been charged, he was successful at obtaining non-custodial sentences for his clients.  As an experienced litigator, Jason’s work spans health care, diagnostic testing, and telemedicine. As a former federal prosecutor, Jason worked extensively on health care cases, both on the civil and criminal sides, including work with the False Claims Act.

Jason advises companies and individuals about the specific issues surrounding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Jason frequently speaks and writes about issues surrounding government prosecution, health care fraud, FCPA compliance, and anti-money laundering.

Experience

  • Lead counsel representing nation’s largest telemedicine operator in False Claims Act investigation resulting in a low-dollar settlement with the Department of Justice. The ultimate settlement was a fraction of the government’s opening demand.
  • Lead counsel representing national pharmaceutical manufacturer in criminal investigation into alleged kickbacks and co-payment waivers. Representation resulted in no charges being filed against client.
  • Lead counsel representing multiple clients in cancer/genetic testing industry in criminal proceedings throughout the United States. Among other achievements, representation for some clients has involved successfully convincing the Department of Justice to decline further investigations into reference laboratories and marketing organizations.
  • Served as outside general counsel to large, publicly traded healthcare company and advised on risks associated with potential receipt of hundreds of millions of dollars in CARES Act healthcare provider funds.
  • Advised numerous corporations on risks and best practices in applying for, and utilizing, Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program loans.
  • Lead counsel in representing government contractor in a False Claims Act suit alleging misrepresentations with affiliation status. Representation resulted in declination by the Department of Justice and subsequent dismissal by relator.
  • Counsel in multiple national pharmaceutical False Claims Act cases in Massachusetts, Washington, and Pennsylvania alleging massive kickback schemes related to “white coat marketing” arrangements. Successfully petitioned the Department of Justice to dismiss cases following declination.
  • Lead counsel representing national pharmaceutical manufacturer in criminal investigation into alleged kickbacks and co-payment waivers. Representation resulted in no charges being filed against client.
  • Outside general counsel representing multi-state ambulance provider in a variety of government investigations, civil disputes, and employment/corporate matters.
  • Lead counsel representing nation’s largest telemedicine operator in False Claims Act investigation resulting in a low-dollar settlement with the Department of Justice. The ultimate settlement was a fraction of the government’s opening demand.
  • Lead counsel representing a group of neurosurgeons being investigated by the Department of Justice for alleged kickbacks. Representation resulted in no criminal charges and a confidential six-figure settlement reflecting a fraction of the physicians’ payment from the company for whom the physicians were providing services.

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude 2007)
    • Senior Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
    • Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., high honors, 2003)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Arkansas