Jeremy Kernodle



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


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 Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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

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

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

U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Jeremy Kernodle is a litigator who focuses on government litigation and appeals. He has extensive 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 has also first-chaired appeals in the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Texas Courts of Appeals. Jeremy has won six out of six recent appeals argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was named a Texas Super Lawyer, Appellate, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2016, and a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in Appellate Litigation in Texas, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2013. Benchmark Litigation named Jeremy a Leading Appellate Practitioner, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2011-2013.

Jeremy is the founder and chair of the firm’s False Claims Act/Qui Tam Practice Group. 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 is the Secretary 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.

Year in Review


False Claims Act Year in Review 2016

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729, et seq. (FCA) continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2016. This Year in Review highlights several key developments.

Selected Client Representations

  • Representing national hospice provider in False Claims Act litigation in the Northern District of Texas (ongoing).
  • Representing highway products manufacturer in False Claims Act litigation and appeals (ongoing).
  • Won reversal of order by National Labor Relations Board against manufacturing client (5th Cir. 2016).
  • Won reversal of $14.2 million contract claim against oil and gas client (Tex. App.—Dallas 2015).
  • Won affirmance in Texas Supreme Court of $7.5 million judgment for real estate client (Tex. 2015).
  • 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).

Haynes and Boone Lands Role in Closest-Watched Cases of 2017

Confirming its status as a go-to law firm for litigation, Haynes and Boone LLP is engaged in some of the most closely-watched cases in Texas in 2017. Law360 has included four civil lawsuits on its Texas “cases to watch” list for 2017, and Haynes and Boone is involved in all four matters— the only law firm to claim this distinction.

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters (2013-2016)
  • Named a Fifth Circuit Litigation Star in Texas in Benchmark Appellate, Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (2012-2013)
  • Named a Leading Appellate Practitioner in the Fifth Circuit by Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (2011)
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters (2010-2013)

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “2016 Year in Review – The False Claims Act,” co-presenter, Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, April 19, 2017
  • “Writing Mechanics and Why You Should Care,” presenter, State Bar of Texas’ Practical Skills for New Lawyers Texas Bar CLE, March 28, 2017
  • “Appellate Practice in the Fifth Circuit,” panelist, Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, January 27, 2017
  • “False Claims Act 2016 Year in Review,” Webinar, Practicing Law Institute, January 2017
  • “False Claims Act 2015 Year in Review,” Webinar, Practicing Law Institute, January 2016
  • "Litigation Trend: The False Claims Act," speaker, Federal Bar Association – Annual Meeting and Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 10-12, 2015
  • “False Claims Act Overview and Update,” speaker, Dallas Bar Association, Health Law Section, May 20, 2015
  • “False Claims Act Update,” speaker, UT Law CLE: Government Enforcement Institute, May 14, 2015
  • “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
  • “Emerging Circ. Split Over Scope of FCA First-To-File Bar,” co-author, Law360 guest article, April 2014
  • “Year in Review, False Claims Act, 2013,” co-author, January 2014
  • “Recent Developments in False Claims Act Litigation,” speaker, Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, January 2014
  • “Are You Afraid of the False Claims Act? You Should Be,” co-author with Odean Volker and Nicole Somerville, Houston Business Journal, August 2013
  • “Advice & Tips for Practicing in the Northern District of Texas,” panelist, January 2012
  • “The Rise in Whistleblower Liability,” panelist, June 2011

Professional and Community Activities

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

Email Disclaimer