Taylor M. Sample


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Taylor Sample focuses his practice on complex litigation and investigations, with a focus on healthcare fraud & abuse and data privacy & security. Taylor has significant experience representing clients in response to government investigations and defending False Claims Act litigation. Taylor also assists clients in response to potential data breaches and related litigation. His experience extends to the representation of clients in complex business litigation in both state and federal courts.

Taylor’s practice includes:

  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse –Representing clients in government actions, investigations and related litigation involving the False Claims Act, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, including investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and other federal and state enforcement agencies; assisting clients with internal compliance assessments and internal investigations regarding regulatory compliance issues. Taylor is a contributor to the firm’s annual Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review and Inside the False Claims Act blog.
  • Information Privacy / Data-Incident Response Management – Advising clients across a variety of industries in responding to data incidents, including conducting internal investigations to determine whether a breach has occurred, the scope and causation of any breach or unauthorized disclosure, fulfilling federal and state breach notification requirements, and responding to regulatory enforcement inquiries and actions. Taylor is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
  • Complex Business Litigation – Counseling a range of clients in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate level, in breach-of-contract and tort litigation, challenges to statutes and regulations, and other complex business disputes.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Taylor served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.


International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

American Health Law Association (AHLA)

Tennessee Bar Association — Health Law Section, Federal Practice Section