Margaret Dodson represents clients in connection with class action defense, internal and government investigations and disputes involving securities laws and consumer finance laws. With a focus on the healthcare industry, Margaret also represents clients in the financial services and technology industries.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Nashville Bar Association (NBA)
Lead counsel representing nonprofit North Dakota health system in qui tam lawsuit alleging physician compensation arrangements violated Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. Following declination by the Department of Justice (DOJ), we obtained dismissal of the case from the district court on grounds that relator did not plead his claims with requisite specificity. U.S. ex rel. Benaissa v. Trinity Health, 2018 WL 6843624 (D.N.D. Dec. 31, 2018). And we successfully obtained affirmance of the dismissal from the Court of Appeals. U.S. ex rel. Benaissa v. Trinity Health, 2020 WL 3455795 (8th Cir. 2020).
Representation of OMNIA Partners, a national purchasing organization for public and private sector procurement, in its acquisition of Communities Program Management (CPM), an organization that staffs and manages the operations of the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities)
Represented Medicare Advantage service provider in qui tam alleging that defendants caused inflation of risk adjustment scores. U.S. ex rel. Ramsey v. Censeo Health, L.L.C., No. 3:14-cv-118 (N.D. Tex.)
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee — Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2019)
Vanderbilt Law Review — En Banc Editor