Nicole Somerville serves as a trusted advisor to a variety of clients within the healthcare industry in complex litigation matters and internal investigations. Nicole has helped hospital systems, laboratories, nursing homes, insurance companies, and physicians navigate complex fraud and abuse laws, including the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the Civil Monetary Penalties Law.
Nicole’s practice is largely focused on False Claims Act qui tam litigation. She has defended clients in False Claims Act matters throughout the country involving alleged violations of the Stark and Anti-Kickback Statutes related to medical office building leasing, medical directorships, physician employment, and clinical research.
She has also defended clients in False Claims Act matters involving allegations of improper billing and medical necessity. In addition, Nicole routinely assists her clients in responding to Civil Investigative Demands under the False Claims Act and other administrative subpoenas, as well as self-disclosures to enforcement agencies.
When not working on behalf of her clients, Nicole participates in the American Health Lawyers Association, the DFW Chapter of Women in White Collar Defense, and the Dallas Bar Association.
- J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2010, cum laude; Articles Editor, SMU Law Review Association; Dedman Ethics Scholarship Recipient
- B.S., Political Science, Texas Christian University, 2007, summa cum laude
ADMISSIONS : Texas, 2010
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
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