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Overview

A former federal prosecutor, Jonathan counsels companies and individuals through their toughest and most complex legal situations.

Jonathan focuses on white collar criminal defense, federal investigations brought under the False Claims Act, and litigation against the government and whistleblowers, with an emphasis on matters within the healthcare industry. Clients nationwide seek Jonathan's experience in guiding them through federal investigations. As a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience in both criminal and civil matters, he has the wisdom needed to navigate clients across the harshest of legal terrains. His courage in confronting government challenges as a top-tier trial lawyer, combined with his stature as a leader in the healthcare enforcement community and role as an adjunct law school professor teaching white collar crime, make him a distinguished figure in the field.

At the Department of Justice, Jonathan earned a reputation as a top white collar prosecutor and trial lawyer. Jonathan was a key member of multiple international healthcare fraud takedowns and prosecuted a series of high-profile financial crime cases. Jonathan prosecuted doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, executives, and even a pastor for white collar crimes during his time as a federal prosecutor, and was touted for his trial skills, with one federal judge calling Jonathan’s trial performance “masterful,” following a complex healthcare fraud trial. Jonathan also handled major civil investigations and litigation against companies and individuals under the False Claims Act, resulting in record-breaking settlements and judgments. For his work, Jonathan won some of the highest honors bestowed upon federal prosecutors by the DOJ and FBI.

Jonathan now uses that experience to guide clients through federal investigations of all kinds, to litigate cases against and involving the government, and to run effective and right-sized internal investigations for corporations. Many of Jonathan’s clients are in the healthcare industry, including health systems, physician groups, and other healthcare companies, along with medical professionals and executives, and Jonathan serves as a vice chair of the American Health Law Association’s Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. But clients in all industries count on Jonathan to solve their toughest problems in creative, efficient, and reliable ways.

Jonathan is a leader in the white collar community and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He teaches white collar crime as an adjunct professor of law at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia.

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Recognition

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Southeastern Legal Awards (SLA) 2024, Judging Panel
  • 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
    • Vice Chair, Fraud & Abuse Practice Group
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, Georgia Chapter
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys​​​​
  • Georgia Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Georgia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section


*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).

By working remotely through The Link, everything happens much more quickly – and Husch Blackwell’s model of aligning by industry has made it easy for me to plug in.