Taryn McDonald



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


Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

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


Taryn McDonald represents and advises healthcare and other clients in civil, criminal, and internal investigations. She has represented individuals and providers under investigation by the Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General, and the Texas Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Her practice also includes defending healthcare clients in False Claims Act qui tam litigation, and representing providers before Medicare and Medicaid contractors.

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


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 recent updates to the OIG’S Work Plan, the debate about restrictions on physician-owned hospitals, and the lack of guidance for pharmaceutical manufacturers on appropriate safeguards for copayment coupons.

Selected Client Representations

  • 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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