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Lynette Byrd

Biography

Lynette Byrd

Lynette Byrd is a former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). Her practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation, Medicare and insurance audits, as well as general advice and counseling in health care law.

During her tenure as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice, Ms. Byrd represented the United States in a variety of matters and federal trials. Her extensive government experience includes the review, analysis, and case determination of qui tam and whistleblower lawsuits, investigations pursuant to the Federal False Claims Act and the Civil Monetary Penalties Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Medicare fraud. In that capacity, Ms. Byrd worked closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other law enforcement agencies.

Ms. Byrd has substantial trial experience. Ms. Byrd has served as first chair and lead counsel in numerous jury and bench trials, including appellate matters. Ms. Byrd represents physicians, health care business owners, and executives accused of fraud, healthcare fraud, mail fraud, and other white collar offenses in federal proceedings across the United States. Several of her current trial cases involve the defense of physicians against fraud allegations in the context of home health and Medicare laws.

Clients seeking effective defense strategies against government investigations, OIG subpoenas, Grand Jury subpoenas, ZPIC audits, ZPIC appeals, insurance audits, and professional board complaints appreciate how Ms. Byrd has merged superb litigation skills with a profound understanding of healthcare law.

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden

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John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

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U.S. Department of Justice

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Joanne Fine DeLena

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney & Former District Attorney

Local Trial & Defense Counsel

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Michael Koslow
Michael Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Kevin M. Sheridan
Kevin M. Sheridan

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Dennis A. Wichern
Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

Education

  • Baylor University (Bachelor’s)
  • Texas Tech University (Summa Cum Laude) (Juris Doctor)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

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