With more than 39 years' experience as a successful litigator trying multiple multimillion dollar1 cases, Gary Jackson is a familiar name throughout the legal community of North Carolina and beyond.
There are not many lawyers in North Carolina who have as much experience handling whistleblower/qui tam cases as Gary. He has been a tireless advocate for the courageous whistleblower in North Carolina and other states. He is also a member of Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF), a nonprofit whistleblower organization dedicated to combating fraud against the government and the American taxpayer.
Gary's experience in prosecuting qui tam2 cases includes:
- Obtaining a $5.25 million1 settlement with a large national drugstore chain's pharmacy to recover tax dollars paid on behalf of Medicare Part D participants as the result of defendants' false submissions.
- Representing the whistleblower and obtaining a settlement with a North Carolina clinic as the result of the defendant's false submissions to Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE.
- Bringing whistleblower claims against a major "big box" retailer's pharmacies that routinely stored medications improperly, yet procured payment for these adulterated substances from the government.
- Filing claims against major telecommunications companies on behalf of the State of North Carolina for failing to collect required 911 fees, resulting in the underfunding of 911 services.
- Pursuing action against a distributor of medical products, which falsified expiration dates and source of origin for sale to Medicare and Medicaid participants.
- Working with a relator (whistleblower) on a claim against a university. This university eventually agreed to pay $4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with a federal grant and with regard to receiving and disbursing Title IV federal student aid funds.
- Working on a qui tam claim against a large construction company that made hundreds of millions of dollars allegedly taking kickbacks and fooling the government for years using "sham" companies to win large contracting bids. The whistleblower, who was employed as a supervisor overseeing construction of a large building at an NC military base, alleged that the company lied about their use of small- and minority-owned businesses as subcontractors on Department of Defense (DOD) jobs.
- Representing a whistleblower in an action against a home healthcare company for double billing Medicare and Medicaid participants.
Gary has won many awards over his career. Super Lawyers magazine has designated Gary a North Carolina "Super Lawyer3" every year since 2006 for Class Actions and Mass Torts. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, he was designated one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina3" and in 2013 and 2015 among the "Top 25 Lawyers in Charlotte3" by Super Lawyers magazine. Gary has been recognized by Business North Carolina as a "Legal Elite3" in 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2013. He is a charter fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and holds an AV pre-eminent rating (the highest peer-review rating) from Martindale-Hubbell3.
He is frequently asked to speak throughout the country at educational programs for lawyers, and he regularly authors articles addressing current legal trends and developments.