False Claims Act
Since 1996, defending clients in FCA investigations and litigation has been the central part of Jesse’s private practice. Over the years, he has litigated opposite the government and private relators, persuaded the government not to intervene in qui tam cases or to drop their investigations, and helped clients negotiate settlements and corporate integrity agreements.
Corporate Investigations and Regulatory Compliance
Jesse assists clients in internal investigations of potential noncompliance, remediating regulatory violations and responding to potential whistleblower complaints in an effort to avoid potentially larger problems and to comply with laws mandating self-disclosure to the government. He regularly counsels clients on the operation of corporate compliance programs and on regulatory compliance, including compliance with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, the Civil Monetary Penalties Law, and laws governing the sale and marketing of medical devices and pharmaceutical products.
Jesse has handled numerous matters involving the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), including self-disclosures under the OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol, applying for advisory opinions, negotiating and counseling clients on compliance with corporate integrity agreements, and defending and settling matters under the Civil Money Penalties Law.
International Anti-Corruption Counsel
Jesse has experience advising clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other international anti-corruption requirements.
Prior to joining the firm, Jesse served as deputy associate attorney general and as deputy assistant attorney general in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.
Jesse's personal interests include U.S. history, Major League Baseball, 70s and 80s music, and world religions.