Jessica E. Joseph

Senior Counsel

Jessica E. Joseph

Senior Counsel

Jessica Joseph defends clients nationwide in government investigations and enforcement actions, conducts internal investigations, particularly as related to allegations of fraud or other wrongdoing, and files and defends health care and employment litigation.

Jessica has represented numerous members of the health care industry in investigations and litigation, particularly in matters initiated by or otherwise adverse to the government and whistleblowers, and she offers clients a wealth of experience regarding the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the physician self-referral prohibition (the Stark Law). Jessica’s health care sector clients have included hospitals, health systems, physician groups, pharmacies, medical laboratories, emergency medical services providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, durable medical equipment suppliers, and telehealth providers. Additionally, Jessica has significant experience counseling clients and handling labor and employment related disputes and litigation, including prosecuting and defending restrictive covenants, trade secret theft claims, and discrimination and retaliation claims.


Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, STEPS Family Law Domestic Violence Project
  • Volunteer, Uncontested Divorce Project


  • Spanish
01 June 2023 Article

Supreme Court Overturns FCA Scienter Cases

The Supreme Court today issued its ruling on one of the most significant False Claims Act cases it has considered in the last several years.
25-26 January 2023 Events

What You Should Know About Payor/Provider Convergence

Foley & Lardner invites you to our first What You Should Know About Payor/Provider Convergence program on the West Coast. This informative program will expand on what health systems, health plans, and insurance companies need to know on how to navigate the complex health care system.
24 January 2023 Article

Supreme Court Grants Cert on FCA Scienter Cases

The Supreme Court has agreed to review Seventh Circuit rulings in a critical pair of FCA cases that will have a significant impact on whether FCA defendants can continue to argue that an objectively reasonable interpretation of governing law should preclude a finding of intent under the FCA.
19 December 2022 Blogs

What is Payor/Provider Convergence and What Does It Mean For You?

Payor/Provider Convergence refers to the evolving trend toward value based payments, in which health providers are taking financial risk in their contracts with health insurance companies (Payors), and Payors are becoming more involved in the delivery of care.
15 August 2022 Blogs

FCA Enforcement: Eighth Circuit Requires But-For Causation for Anti-Kickback FCA Violations

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling in United States ex rel. Cairns v. D.S. Med., LLC is a significant win for defendants facing False Claims Act (FCA) claims based on alleged violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
12 April 2022 Newsletters

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Reiterates Validity of Objective Reasonableness Defense to FCA Claims

In a 2-1 opinion issued on April 5, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals again held that an objectively reasonable interpretation of a relevant statute or regulation precludes the required finding of intent under the FCA, so long as no sufficiently authoritative guidance warned to the contrary.