Jonathan P. York represents companies across the United States in government and internal investigations and complex civil and criminal litigation. Jonathan regularly counsels and defends clients in the healthcare and life sciences industry against civil and criminal matters before the US Department of Justice and other enforcement agencies. He handles a range of fraud, abuse, and compliance matters involving the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. With this experience, he also advises clients on the design, implementation, and assessment of mandatory and voluntary compliance and integrity programs.
Jonathan maintains an active litigation practice, defending clients against qui tam complaints arising under the False Claims Act whistleblower provisions and in criminal litigation arising from allegations of fraud and corruption. As part of his pro bono practice, Jonathan regularly guides clients pursuing civil litigation in federal and state court, including matters brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Prior to rejoining Morgan Lewis in 2020, Jonathan clerked on the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky for Senior Judge Charles R. Simson III. In law school, Jonathan served as a law clerk for the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System Office of General Counsel where he focused on healthcare compliance matters. He was also a member of the senior editorial board for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law.
Served as defense counsel in False Claims Act qui tam litigation against a pharmaceutical distributor in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; the case was declined and voluntarily dismissed by the relators (U.S. ex rel. Young, Briggs, and Lawrence v. Golden State Medical Supply, Inc.)
Served as defense counsel for a medical device company in a nonintervened qui tam complaint under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute
Represented a post-acute and long-term care provider in state and federal investigations in multiple jurisdictions
University of Virginia School of Law, 2018, J.D.
University of Kentucky, 2015, B.A., summa cum laude
District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Clerkship to Senior District Judge Charles R. Simpson III of the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (2019 - 2020)