Bill Morrison

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1998, Order of the Barristers

B.S., Baylor University, 1995

Admissions

Texas, 1998

Profile

Bill Morrison is a healthcare attorney with extensive experience defending corporations and executives in complex healthcare matters. Bill has represented national healthcare providers in connection with federal grand jury subpoenas and with Civil Investigative Demands regarding potential False Claims Act violations.

Most recently, Bill served as the vice president and assistant general counsel at Tenet Healthcare Corporation where he was responsible for the regulatory group, civil and criminal government investigations and litigation, False Claims Act litigation, complex litigation, cyber incident response, and malpractice litigation. 

Professional and Community Activities

  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Board of Directors, Governance Chair, 2008-2018
  • Educate Dallas, Former Chair of the Board of Directors, 2012- 2018
  • Dallas Afterschool, Member of the Board of Directors, 2017- Present

Year in Review

False Claims Act: Year in Review

The False Claims Act Year in Review 2018

The False Claims Act continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2018. This Year in Review highlights several key developments.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented healthcare group purchasing organization in connection with civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Attorney's Office (N.D. Tex.) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General into alleged violations of anti-kickback statute.
  • Represented former national sales director of an orthopedic spine company in federal civil and criminal investigation by U.S. Attorney's Office (N.D. Tex.) into alleged payment of kickbacks to physicians to induce use of company's surgical devices.
  • Represented SCCI in the False Claims Act action filed by six relators alleging false claims for payment related to the admission and continued hospitalization of patients in a long-term acute care facility. The AUSA declined to intervene and the action was partially unsealed for the purpose of settlement.
  • Represented one of the nation's largest healthcare providers in an internal investigation of allegations of potential submission of false claims in the cardiac catheterizations laboratory. The investigation included a review of medical records to analyze quality of care issues. Advised client on voluntary disclosure issues.
  • Advised and counseled one of the nation's largest healthcare providers in the self-disclosure of overpayments for excluded employees. Negotiated settlement with the Department of Justice and HHS OIG on behalf of client.

Growth

Bill Morrison

Returning Partner Bill Morrison to Co-Lead Haynes and Boone’s National Healthcare Practice

After serving as assistant general counsel at one of the nation’s largest public healthcare companies, George “Bill” Morrison is returning to Haynes and Boone, where he was a former partner, to lead the firm’s growing healthcare practice.

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