Jeremy Kernodle

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2001, Founder's Medal (for graduating first in class); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review; Morgan Prize for best student Note

B.A., Harding University, 1998, summa cum laude

B.B.A., Harding University, 1998

  • The Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2001

District of Columbia, 2002

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Profile

Jeremy Kernodle is a litigator who focuses on government litigation and appeals. His experience covers a range of substantive legal areas, including healthcare, False Claims Act claims, constitutional and administrative law, and government contract disputes.

Before joining Haynes and Boone, Jeremy served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was among a small number of lawyers advising the White House and other senior Executive Branch officials on constitutional and other significant legal issues. He previously worked at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

A recognized leader, Jeremy is the Immediate Past-President of the Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter, and is the President of the local chapter of the Federalist Society. He was named a Rising Star in appellate litigation in Texas from 2010-2013, and a Leading Appellate Practitioner in the Fifth Circuit by Benchmark Litigation from 2011-2013. In 2014, Jeremy was named a Texas Super Lawyer.

Selected Publications / Speaking Engagements

  • "False Claims Act 2014 Year in Review," Webinar, Practicing Law Institute, (February 2015)
  • "Recent Texas Supreme Court Cases that Impact Businesses," co-presenter, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, TX (August 2014) 
  • Co-author, "Emerging Circ. Split Over Scope of FCA First-To-File Bar," Law360 guest article (April 2014)  
  • Co-author, "Year in Review, False Claims Act, 2013" (January 2014) 
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in False Claims Act Litigation," Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section (January 2014) 
  • Co-author with Odean Volker and Nicole Somerville, "Are You Afraid of the False Claims Act? You Should Be," Houston Business Journal (August 2013) 
  • Panelist, "Advice & Tips for Practicing in the Northern District of Texas" (January 2012) 
  • Panelist, "The Rise in Whistleblower Liability" (June 2011)

Honors

Super Lawyers

Repeat Recognition as 2014 Texas Super Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers has once again recognized Haynes and Boone in its annual award listing, with seven firm attorneys featured in the Tops of Texas honors.

Year in Review

False Claims Highlights

The False Claims Act continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2014.

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court 
  • Texas Supreme Court 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas 
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional and Community Activities

  • Federalist Society, Dallas Chapter, President (present) 
  • Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter, President (2012-2013)  
  • William "Mac" Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court, Barrister (present) 
  • Federal Bar Association, Government Contracts Section 
  • Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Section 
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section 
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit 
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate (2008)

Selected Client Representations

  • Representing national diagnostics laboratory in False Claims Act litigation (ongoing). 
  • Representing defense contractor in claim against the United States (ongoing). 
  • Won take-nothing summary judgment in False Claims Act case against major oil company client (S.D. Tex. 2014). 
  • Won partial summary judgment dismissing False Claims Act claims against healthcare products company client (N.D. Tex. 2014). 
  • Won stock option backdating case on appeal in the Fifth Circuit (5th Cir. 2012). 
  • Won dismissal of two lawsuits against Central American clients brought by American manufacturer Mars, Inc. (5th Cir. 2012). 
  • Won summary dismissal of False Claims Act case against defense contractor client (N.D. Tex. 2012). 

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer (2013-2014) 
  • Named a Fifth Circuit Litigation Star in Texas in Benchmark Appellate (2012-2013) 
  • Named a Leading Appellate Practitioner in the Fifth Circuit by Benchmark Litigation (2011) 
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition (2010-2013)

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