Sara Morgan works closely with companies across many industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, and pharmaceutical sciences. Sara has represented clients in class action claims, tax disputes, civil and criminal investigations, mass torts, complex business disputes and property-related disputes. More specifically, Sara’s practice includes:
Sara is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono initiatives, including devoting her time to assisting with prisoners’ rights cases. She is a member of the Military Spouse JD Network (MSJDN), which advocates for licensing accommodations for military spouses in the legal profession. Sara earned her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and received a B.A. in public relations and rhetorical advocacy from Purdue University.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Nashville Bar Association (NBA)
Tennessee Bar Association (TBA)
Military Spouse J.D. Network — Treasurer (2020-2022); Treasurer-Elect (2019-2020)
Representation of a Medicare Advantage Organization and its wholly-owned provider group in an internal investigation related to allegations of improper coding practices, hostile work environment, and non-compliance with Medicare requirements.
Represented Wolf Tree, Inc. in consolidated cases under negligence, trespass and nuisance claims related to a 2016 forest fire that destroyed several thousands of acres of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Successfully represented AmSurg Holdings, Inc. in a dispute with a group of physicians seeking to invalidate a non-compete provision that was a material feature of a highly profitable surgery center partnership located in Minnesota
Representation of ED company and other defendants in qui tam lawsuit alleging that ED provider’s violation of licensure laws caused submission of false claims and that defendants fraudulently billed services as performed by physicians even though patients were seen only by nurse practitioners. We obtained dismissal of the licensure claims and received summary judgment as to the upcoding claims. U.S. ex rel. Taylor v. Boyko, 2020 WL 520933 (S.D. W. Va. Jan. 31, 2020); U.S. ex rel. Taylor v. Perni, 2020 WL 2499544 (S.D. W. Va. May 14, 2020). The Fourth Circuit affirmed dismissal. U.S. ex rel. Taylor v. Boyko, 39 F.4th 177 (4th Cir. 2022).
Lead counsel representing cardiology practice in FCA retaliation lawsuit alleging cardiologist was terminated after raising concerns that his recruiting agreement violated Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. District court dismissed the lawsuit and dismissal was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit. Fakorede v. Mid-South Heart Center, P.C., 2017 WL 4217230 (6th Cir. Sep 22, 2017)
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law — Articles Editor