Taryn McDonald

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2013, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; SMU Law Review Association

B.S., Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2007, with honors

B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2007, with honors

Admissions

Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2013

Profile

Taryn McDonald’s practice focuses on assisting both individuals and corporations facing actual or threatened government enforcement actions. She has represented clients under criminal or civil investigation by various government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General, and the Texas Attorney General’s Office. She also has experience helping clients navigate complex fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law.

Taryn’s practice also includes defending healthcare clients in False Claims Act qui tam litigation and representing providers before Medicare and Medicaid contractors.

Taryn is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the DFW Chapter of Women in White Collar Defense. Before law school, Taryn worked for both the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2018

Honors

DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Recognized in D Magazine’s 2018 Best Lawyers List

D Magazine named 42 Haynes and Boone lawyers across multiple practice areas to its Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2018, the most selections for the firm over the past decade.


Published by D Magazine Partners, April 2018

Newsletter

Health Law Vitals

Health Law Vitals - A Healthcare Newsletter from Haynes and Boone

The Haynes and Boone Health Law Vitals Newsletter explores significant developments and legislation in healthcare law. This edition discusses healthcare hazards involving medical records during bankruptcy, a ninth circuit decision that impacts settling FCA defendants, an update on telehealth in Texas, and guidance on how to avoid FCA liability for firms investing in healthcare companies.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a clinical laboratory in False Claims Act qui tam in the Northern District of Texas alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute related to pharmacogenetic testing. See United States ex rels. Choate and Pyburn v. DNA Stat et al. (N.D. Tex.).
  • Represented national hospice provider in False Claims Act qui tam in the Northern District of Texas alleging violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. See United States ex rel. Capshaw v. White (N.D. Tex.).
  • Represented national healthcare provider in False Claims Act qui tam alleging violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute related to employed physician compensation arrangements and improper coding of evaluation and management procedures.
  • Represented pathology laboratories in False Claims Act qui tam alleging improper billing and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Obtained favorable resolution for healthcare executive in federal and state intervened qui tam False Claims Act case.
  • Obtained favorable resolution for individual under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice.

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