Wilson G. Jones

Wilson G. Jones

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Health Care Practice Leader

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1400
    214.999.9100
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Wilson Jones chairs the Firm's Healthcare Practice Group and focuses his practice exclusively in healthcare, with an emphasis on compliance and investigations, health industry transactions, and federal and state regulatory, administrative, and litigation-related matters. Wilson has assisted clients in preventing and responding to investigations, managing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, analyzing arrangements under state and federal fraud and abuse statutes, and establishing and maintaining compliance programs.

His corporate and transactional practice includes merger and acquisition transactions in the hospital, long-term care, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as transactions involving medical group practices, assisted living facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, joint ventures, management services organizations, physician practice management companies, managed care organizations, and a variety of other healthcare entities.

Wilson also provides legal counsel on health industry operational issues. He has experience drafting and negotiating contracts and operational documents, including corporate organizational documents and service and employment agreements for healthcare providers of all types. He provides legal counsel on all aspects of physician-hospital relationships and has extensive experience with peer review proceedings.

According to Chambers USA 2016, Wilson is "one of the finest healthcare lawyers in Dallas" and "is extremely knowledgeable and very tactful, which is very important, especially with sensitive internal investigations."

Experience

  • Represented clients in numerous audits and all aspects of both small and large-scale investigations, from initial document productions to settlement discussions with the government, and has prepared legal and fact-based arguments to be presented to government on a broad range of fraud and abuse issues

  • Represented national healthcare contracting services company in state drug-pricing investigation

  • Represented large hospital system in state investigation related to alleged restraint of trade in managed-care contracting practices

  • Represents national hospital system in acquisition and divestiture transactions involving hospitals, ASCs, and physician practices

  • Represented large hospital system in state investigation related to drug pricing and formulary practices

  • Represented national healthcare company in coordinated federal and state fraud and abuse investigations related to hospital and home-health operations

  • Represented clients in negotiations with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorneys' Offices, and agents from the FBI, HHS Office of Inspector General, and state Medicaid Fraud Control Units

  • Assisted clients in analyzing and enforcing various physician agreements, including recruiting agreements, employment agreements, service agreements, and leases

Distinctions/Honors

  • Chambers USA by Chambers & Partners (Healthcare); 2012-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America ® by Woodward/White Inc. (Health Care Law); 2013-2019
  • Dallas Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc.; 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers ® by Thomson Reuters (Health Care); 2012-2018
  • Top 100 Overall, Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters; 2018
  • Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region, Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters; 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Health Care - Transactional), D Magazine; 2013-2018
  • BTI Client Service All-Stars; 2017

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Chair, State Bar of Texas Health Law Section, 2015-present; Vice-Chair, 2013-2014; Secretary, 2012-2013; Treasurer, 2011-2012
  • Vice Chair, Healthcare Fraud & Compliance Committee, Health Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Planning Committee, 2016 Texas Health Law Conference Sponsored by the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Hospital Association
  • Leadership Council, Texas Health Research & Education Institute
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association Fraud & Abuse Committee, Medical Staff and Physician Relations Committee
  • Member, Health Industry Council of Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Member, National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS)
  • Panel Member, Food & Drug Law Institute
  • Delegate, White House Conference on Aging
  • Member, Health Care Compliance Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, The Children's Trust, Children's Medical Center Dallas
  • Member, Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas
  • President, The Dallas Assembly