Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Leveraging his experience as a former federal prosecutor, Jason Mehta advises companies and individuals on bet-the-company litigation and investigations. His practice relates primarily to responding to and defending government investigations, asset forfeiture actions, False Claims Act (FCA) and qui tam cases, and business litigation matters. He specializes in compound pharmacy, urine toxicology, and telemedicine/telehealth prosecutions.
Jason handles sensitive and high-profile criminal and civil matters in courts across the country. He defends executives in healthcare criminal matters, corporations in complex qui tam investigations, and companies in litigation in significant, multibillion-dollar cases. For example, he was recently involved in defending an executive accused of participating in the allegedly largest telemedicine fraud scheme in U.S. history. He routinely counsels private healthcare, banking and other clients on compliance and proactive defense strategies. Clients turn to Jason for his experience and practicality.
Prior to joining Bradley, Jason most recently served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked on both civil and criminal matters throughout the Middle District of Florida, including in Tampa, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Ocala. During his five years as a prosecutor, he recovered nearly a quarter of a billion dollars for the United States government through FCA suits and prosecuted dozens of companies and individuals. He was recognized in 2017 with the Department of Justice’s Director Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon DOJ employees.
Jason also worked as an attorney-adviser for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., where he led the department’s responses to various Congressional investigations and represented the department in lawsuits throughout the country. One notable case he assisted with was the prosecution of Private First Class Chelsea Manning for her role in leaking classified information. In 2012, Jason was recognized with the department’s Exemplary Service award.
Apart from his government service, Jason also worked in private practice in Washington D.C., representing a variety of clients in civil litigation matters, anti-money laundering and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) investigations, government regulatory actions, and other proceedings.
Jason is a frequent speaker and author on government prosecution, healthcare fraud, FCPA compliance, and anti-money laundering topics. He has taught a variety of classes to prosecutors, law enforcement agents and others.