Taylor Sample is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He focuses his practice on representing clients in government actions, investigations and related litigation, particularly involving the False Claims Act, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. Taylor has assisted corporate clients with internal compliance assessments and internal investigations regarding regulatory compliance issues.
Taylor is also an active participant in the firm’s pro bono initiatives, representing indigent clients who have been denied benefits under TennCare, as well clients denied their constitutional rights in Tennessee’s public defense system.
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. Taylor earned his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.A. in law, justice & society from Lipscomb University.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Tennessee Bar Association — Health Law Section, Federal Practice Section
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).
Indiana University Maurer School of Law — Order of Barristers
Indiana University Maurer School of Law — Michael & Janie Maurer Fellow
Sherman Minton Advocacy Board — Executive Member
Law Clerk to Hon. Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2015–2017)