John Eason focuses his practice on representing clients in government enforcement actions, investigations, and related litigation, particularly involving the False Claims Act (FCA). John has represented companies and individuals, particularly in the healthcare industry, in responding to inquiries and investigations by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys' Offices, Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal and state agencies, regarding healthcare and procurement fraud issues. John also has experience defending clients against lawsuits brought under the Federal False Claims Act, state false claims acts, and other fraud statutes, as well as the FCA's anti-retaliation provision. John has assisted corporate clients with internal compliance assessments and internal investigations regarding regulatory and compliance issues. John is a contributor to and editor of the firm's annual Healthcare Fraud Year in Review and the firm's Inside the FCA Blog.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, John served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Anita B. Brody on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. John earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School where he served as articles editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and as a member of the managing council of the Moot Court Board. While in law school, he interned with the Honorable John S. Bryant, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.