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Joy Boyd Longnecker

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Joy Boyd Longnecker concentrates her practice on government enforcement, internal investigations and commercial litigation.

Featured Experience

Representing a physician served with a Civil Investigative Demand in connection with a sealed qui tam action involving a network of pain management clinics across the Southeast.

Defending a behavioral health hospital in parallel investigations by a state attorney general's Medicaid fraud control unit and other administrative agencies into the hospital's billing and clinical practices.

Led an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a patron by an employee of a client's subcontractor and negotiated early, favorable resolution of all claims.

Professional Biography

Overview

As a former prosecutor, Joy is often called upon to advise and defend clients in matters involving potential criminal and/or civil liability. She has significant first and second chair trial experience; to date, she has successfully tried more than 40 cases. She currently serves as the co-chair for the Tennessee/Alabama Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association.

Joy is fortunate to have a diverse client base. She is an active member of the Firm's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group and frequently conducts internal investigations for corporate clients, including long term care companies and other health care providers. Joy frequently assists clients with government subpoena responses and matters arising under the False Claims Act. She also regularly defends timeshare companies, franchisors, hotel chains, emerging companies, and other businesses in contract and other commercial disputes.

Representative Matters
  • Representing a physician served with a Civil Investigative Demand in connection with a sealed qui tam action involving a network of pain management clinics across the Southeast.

  • Representing two former employees of a compounding pharmacy in an unsealed qui tam action involving alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act.

  • Defending a behavioral health hospital in parallel investigations by a state attorney general's Medicaid fraud control unit and other administrative agencies into the hospital's billing and clinical practices.

  • Defending a correctional institution in a state court action filed by a former inmate over alleged physical assault by a fellow inmate.

  • Representing a non-profit client in connection with a law enforcement investigation into alleged sexual misconduct of the client's former employee.

  • Ongoing representation of an international timeshare company in lawsuits filed by timeshare owners in Tennessee.

  • Led an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a patron by an employee of a client's subcontractor and negotiated early, favorable resolution of all claims.

  • Defended a pain clinic management company in an unsealed qui tam action involving alleged False Claims Act violations, negotiated a favorable settlement, and facilitated avoidance of a criminal prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's office.

  • Represented a long term health care company in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into alleged Medicare/Medicaid fraud by a long term care facility and pharmacy.

  • Coordinated and assisted in the defense of a bank branch manager accused of bank fraud, which resulted in a declination to prosecute by the U.S. Attorney's office.

  • Conducted an internal investigation for a government contractor in response to an investigation by a state agency, the state attorney general and state police into the contractor's billing records.
  • Obtained a summary judgment in an arbitration on all claims asserted by a timeshare owner against a national timeshare company and secured judgment against the timeshare owner on the company's breach of contract counterclaim.

  • Obtained a summary judgment in a state court action and dismissal of all claims asserted by a timeshare owner against a national timeshare company.

  • Obtained a bench verdict in favor of a regional bank against allegations of fraud, TCPA violations and emotional distress.

  • Obtained a bench verdict on behalf of a national broker-dealer against allegations of negligent and/or intentional interference with an existing and/or prospective contract.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, Criminal Defense: White Collar (2019)
  • Co-chair – Tennessee/Alabama Chapter, Women's White Collar Defense Association
  • Young Alumna of the Year, Jacksonville State University (2011)
  • Member – Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Big Sister – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
  • Class 60 – Nashville Young Leaders Council
Speaking Engagements
  • Moderator – "Shatter the Glass: A Candid Conversation about the Challenges Facing Women in Criminal Justice," ABA Spring Meeting, Women in Criminal Justice Symposium (April 2019)
  • Panelist – "Statistical Sampling & Medical Necessity—Discussion of U.S. Ex Rel Misty Wall v. Vista Care—Trial & Appeal Litigation Strategy," Health Care Fraud Institute (December 2018)
  • "A History of Innkeeper Laws of Tennessee and What Is Relevant Today," Seventh Annual Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Law Symposium (August 2018)
  • "The 32nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime" (February 2018)
  • "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue: What Every Provider Needs to Know About DOJ Investigations Under the Elder Justice Task Force," 2016 Long Term Care Symposium (November 2016)
  • "Update on Enforceability of Class Action Waivers After AT&T v. Concepcion?," Nissan North America, Inc. presentation (December 2012)

Awards

Joy Boyd Longnecker
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Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2005, cum laude
  • Jacksonville State University, B.A., 2002, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Alabama, 2005 
  • Tennessee, 2010 

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