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Overview

Jonathan uses his years of experience as a federal prosecutor to guide clients through the challenges associated with government investigations and regulatory compliance.

Jonathan brings to clients a thorough working knowledge of how the U.S. government targets and pursues criminal and civil investigations, particularly those involving the healthcare industry. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, and in that capacity, he brought charges against numerous individuals and companies under federal law, including criminal charges of health care fraud, wire fraud, and violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, and civil complaints alleging violations of the False Claims Act.

At the Department of Justice, Jonathan was a key member of multiple international health care fraud takedowns, in which Jonathan charged dozens of doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals, along with marketers and health care executives for alleged participation in healthcare fraud schemes involving billions of dollars in false billings. In total, these charges resulted in more than 30 guilty pleas plus a conviction in the nation’s first trial of a medical professional charged as part of Operation Brace Yourself, which Jonathan first-chaired. Jonathan also was active in dozens of civil investigations brought under the False Claims Act. Jonathan resolved tens of millions of dollars in civil settlements and judgments for False Claims Act violations.

Jonathan also advises clients on a range of regulatory issues, along with the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs. He uses his unique perspective as a former AUSA, providing a prosecutor’s eye for detail in helping clients understand how DOJ and other agencies view compliance, particularly in light of the changing standards for compliance as outlined in the DOJ’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (ECCP) and implemented in the Department’s white-collar crime enforcement initiative.

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Services

Recognition

  • Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Award for Excellence, 2022
  • DOJ EOUSA Director’s Award, 2021
  • OIG Cooperative Achievement Award, Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, 2021
  • Commendation for Demonstrated Excellence, Prosecutive Skills and Outstanding Services, FBI Director Christopher Wray, 2021

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
    • With Honors
    • Emory Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • M.P.A., Georgia Southern University
  • B.A., Furman University
    • Business Administration

Admissions

  • Georgia

Not admitted to practice in District of Columbia.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • American Bar Association, Healthcare Section
  • American Health Law Association


*Jonathan works remotely and is licensed in Georgia, practicing in Glennville, GA. Contact Jonathan via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use the Washington, DC office address for mail/deliveries (not licensed in District of Columbia).