Taylor centers his practice on government compliance and investigations and related litigation, focusing on issues of healthcare fraud and abuse. He also has significant experience in complex commercial litigation, including class action and securities lawsuits.
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse: Taylor has represented a number of healthcare clients in public litigation, private arbitrations and government inquiries. In addition to general commercial disputes, he has litigated issues involving Medicare fraud and actions brought under the False Claims Act. Taylor has also assisted clients in responding to government inquiries and investigations by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, United States Attorneys' Offices and the Department of Justice.
Representative matters include:
- Representation of publicly-traded managed care organization in DOJ investigation resulting in declination of intervention and court’s dismissal of the relator’s FCA claims with prejudice under the public disclosure bar (U.S. ex rel. Osheroff v. HealthSpring, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49526, 2013 WL 1399344 (M.D. Tenn. Apr. 5, 2013))
- Representation of hospital in DOJ and HHS-OIG investigation of physician relationships resulting in declination of intervention and court’s dismissal of the relator’s FCA claims (U.S. ex rel. Dennis v. Health Management Associates, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5212 (M.D. Tenn. Jan. 14, 2013))”
Securities and Corporate: Taylor has represented both corporations and directors and officers in business and securities litigation, including shareholder derivative suits and securities fraud class actions.
Internal Investigations: Taylor has experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporate and healthcare clients, including a Fortune 100 company's investigation of a congressional whistleblower, as well as numerous healthcare investigations relating to government compliance.
Commercial Litigation: Taylor has experience litigating a variety of commercial disputes. Recent representative matters include:
- Counsel for AirTran/Southwest Airlines in defending RICO claims in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- Counsel for eBay Inc. in multi-million dollar breach of contract claim
- Defense counsel in putative, nationwide class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Taylor served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Samuel H. Mays, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Before law school, he worked as a litigation paralegal for Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, from 2003-2005. Taylor also serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Dolphins Special Olympics Swim Team.