Neil Issar


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2016, Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

B.S., McGill University, 2010

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Mark Fishburn, Davidson County Criminal Court, 2014



Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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

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

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




Neil Issar is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone.

Neil’s practice focuses on government investigations, white collar defense, fraud and abuse laws (including the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Stark Law), navigation of regulatory and compliance issues involving the healthcare industry, and the defense of healthcare and other clients in litigation.

His litigation experience spans both federal and state courts, and includes taking and defending depositions; working with expert witnesses; drafting complaints, counterclaims, dispositive motions, and written discovery; responding to regulatory subpoenas and civil investigative demands; negotiating and litigating discovery disputes; and managing large-scale electronic document reviews and productions.

In law school, Neil worked as a research assistant for multiple professors, conducting independent studies on the detection and prosecution of healthcare fraud and the admissibility of statistical proof in medical reimbursement coding cases. Before law school, Neil gained experience in medical research, designing and directing various patient-centered clinical trials and health policy studies as well as publishing several papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, Section of Health Law
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association

Professional Recognition

  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021


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 the fiduciary duties of directors in medical technology, the promises and pitfalls of telehealth, the FDA's expansion of the Abbreviated 510(k) pathway, and more.

Year in Review

False Claims Act: Year in Review

The False Claims Act Year in Review 2019

The False Claims Act continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2019. This Year in Review highlights several key developments.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “False Claims Act Year in Review,” speaker, Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, January 20, 2021.
  • “Government Enforcement Efforts Surrounding the Pandemic,” speaker, Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association, December 8, 2020.
  • White Collar Crimes in Health Law Panel, presenter, Texas A&M University School of Law, October 22, 2020.
  • “Update Regarding Courts’ Views on Granston Motions to Dismiss in FCA Cases,” co-author, The Health Lawyer, Volume 33, No. 1, October 2020.
  • Qui Tam Cases: The Impact of the Granston Memo in Practice,” webinar presentation, ABA Health Law Section Fraud & Compliance Interest Group, May 19, 2020.
  • “Best Practices for Compliance with the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute,” webinar presentation, Health Care Compliance Association, February 19, 2020.
  • "Recent Developments Provide Guidance to Evaluate FCA Lawsuits," co-author, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Bulletin, April 3, 2018.
  • “A Balancing Act: Alternative Payment Models and Physician Compensation,” co-author, The Health Lawyer, Volume 30, No. 1, October 2017.
  • “Achieving the Promise of Value-Based Purchasing,” co-author, The RAP Sheet, December 2016.
  • “More Data Mining for Medical Misrepresentation? Admissibility of Statistical Proof Derived from Predictive Methods of Detecting Medical  Reimbursement Fraud,” author, Northern Kentucky Law Review, August 2015.
  • “Going Toe-to-Toe with Hydro—Conflicts Between Hydropower and Other Sources of Renewable Power,” author, ABA Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee Newsletter, August 2015.
  • “Preemption of State Law Claims Involving Medical Devices: Why Increasing Liability for Manufacturers is a Perilous but Pivotal  Proposition,” author, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, July 2015.
  • “The Affordable Care Act and Orthopaedic Trauma,” co-author, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, October 2014.
  • “Do Practice Settings Influence Defensive Medicine in Orthopedic Surgery?”, co-author, American Journal of Orthopedics, August 2014.
  • “Health Literacy in an Orthopaedic Trauma Patient Population: Improving Patient Comprehension with Informational Intervention,” co-author, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, April 2014.
  • “Treating Post-Traumatic Tremor with Deep Brain Stimulation: Report of Five Cases,” co-author, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, December 2013.
  • “Health Literacy in an Orthopaedic Trauma Patient Population: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Patient Comprehension,” co-author, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, August 2013.
  • “The Link between Texting and Motor Vehicle Collision Frequency in the Orthopaedic Trauma Population,” co-author, Journal of Injury and Violence Research, July 2013.
  • “Health Disparities,” co-author, book chapter in An Introduction to Health Policy, June 2013
  • “The Role of the CXCR4 Cell Surface Chemokine Receptor in Glioma Biology,” co-author, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, June 2013.
  • “Appendiceal Duplication in Children Presenting as an Appendiceal Tumor and as Recurrent Intussusception,” co-author, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 2013.
  • “Investigational Surgical Therapies,” co-author, book chapter in Handbook of Parkinson’s Disease, Fifth Edition, February 2013.

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