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Experience

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.

Board Member, Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center

Board Member, Café Momentum

  • 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
  • Court-appointed Receiver in the SEC enforcement action SEC v. Bryant et al., involving a $22 million fraudulent mortgage investment scheme
  • 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
  • Represented multiple sexual assault survivors in a Section 1983 case against the City of Austin and Travis County for gender discrimination
  • Represented clients in disputes with Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration & 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

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • Recommended Attorney, The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Dispute Resolution – General Commercial disputes), 2018-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Health Care Law), 2018-2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Healthcare: Transactional), D Magazine, 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

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Editorial Advisory Board, Law360, 2016
  • Board Member, Café Momentum
  • Board Member, Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, 2019

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2004, magna cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law; Air Law Symposium Editor, SMU Law Review Association; Order of the Coif
  • M.S.W., 2001, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S., 1998, Northwestern University

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas

Related Team

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Partner
Healthcare Litigation

Mackenzie S. Wallace

Associate
Healthcare Litigation, Securities Litigation

Elizabeth G. Myers

Partner
Commercial Litigation

William L. Banowsky

Partner
Securities Litigation