Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund

Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund focuses her practice on litigation and dispute resolution, representing clients before state and federal trial courts. Jennifer practices primarily in the healthcare, complex commercial litigation, and white collar litigation sections.

Jennifer has significant experience handling healthcare litigation matters, including representing healthcare providers in coverage and reimbursement disputes, fraud, defamation, and civil RICO claims. She has resolved affirmative claims on behalf of providers regarding violation of the Texas Prompt Pay Act, claims under ERISA for an insurer's failure to pay a provider's claims, and contractual disputes and employment issues between provider entities and individual healthcare providers. Jennifer has also represented healthcare providers in litigation related to qui tam and False Claims Act cases and federal and state anti-kickback provisions and Stark laws. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in these types of matters.

Jennifer also has expertise handling white collar fraud matters in both the civil and criminal contexts. She regularly handles cases in securities fraud, healthcare fraud, tax fraud, and mortgage fraud, as well as matters related to Ponzi schemes and resulting receiverships. She has also litigated numerous complex commercial matters and various contract, tort, employment, business, and tax disputes. Jennifer was previously a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, representing the United States in all phases of litigation before federal district and bankruptcy courts.


Healthcare Litigation

  • Represented healthcare providers in contract reimbursement disputes with insurance companies and payors

  • Represented healthcare providers in regard to investigations of audits and fraud

  • Represented out-of-network healthcare providers in reimbursement litigation for services rendered to insured patients
  • Represented healthcare providers in ERISA litigation, both as plaintiffs and defendants

  • Represented healthcare providers in fraud and civil RICO matters, both as plaintiffs and defendants

  • Prosecuted defamation claims on behalf of healthcare providers

  • Represented healthcare providers in partnership disputes

  • Represented healthcare providers with regard to non-competition agreements

  • Represented healthcare providers enforcing their rights under the Texas "prompt pay" statutes

Securities Litigation

  • Represented the Receiver in SEC v. Millennium Bank, et. al, handling asset seizures and liquidation, investor claims and distributions, and third-party litigation to maximize the value of the Receivership Estate

  • Represented the Receiver in SEC v. Stanford International Bank, handling domestic office closures, Latin American issues and liquidations, outside litigation, and trademark issues

  • Represented various clients in securities fraud litigation

  • Represented various clients in SEC and CFTC enforcement actions

  • Represented various clients in white collar fraud matters before the federal district courts

  • Conducted internal investigations for various entities in which fraud or other misconduct was alleged or suspected

  • Represented banks in FDIC, FBI, and DOJ investigations

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented clients in disputes with Customs and Border Patrol and Immigrations & Customs Enforcement

  • Represented oil and gas company in litigation involving royalty and leasehold disputes

  • Represented international hotel company in litigation involving theft by a former employee

  • Represented international polypropylene company in personal injury and premises litigation

  • Represented major automobile manufacturers in mass tort litigation


  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes); 2018

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Health Care Law); 2018-2019

  • "Under 40 Hot List," Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys; 2016-2017

  • Top 50 Texas Women Up-and-Coming Attorneys, Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters; 2017

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (General Litigation); 2012-2017

  • "Local Litigation Star," Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys; 2016-2018

  • "Future Star," Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys; 2012-2015, 2019

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel

  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

  • Member, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar

  • Health Editorial Advisory Board, Law360, 2016

  • Board Member, Café Momentum

  • Board Member, Child Poverty Action Lab

  • Board Member, Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, 2019