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. He has substantial experience defending clients in False Claims Act cases, and routinely advises healthcare providers, defense contractors, and other clients in high-stakes disputes with the government.

Jeremy is also ranked among the state’s leading appellate lawyers. Benchmark Litigation named Jeremy a Leading Appellate Practitioner in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Texas Monthly named him a Rising Star in appellate litigation in Texas from 2010-2013, and in 2014, a Texas Super Lawyer.

Jeremy has won cases across the state, including a False Claims Act case against a major oil and gas client (S.D. Tex. 2014), a stock option backdating case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (5th Cir. 2013 and N.D. Tex. 2012), and an FCA case against a major defense contractor for alleged fraud in Afghanistan (N.D. Tex. 2012).

Jeremy is the founder and chair of the firm’s Government Contracts and False Claims Act Practice Groups. He serves on the Executive Committee and is the past president of the Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter, is the current president of the Federalist Society, Dallas, and serves on the Council of the Dallas Bar Association’s Appellate Section.

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.

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)

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

Year in Review

False Claims Highlights

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

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.

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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