Barbara E. Taylor: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Barbara E. Taylor

Special Counsel
Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts
  • Investigations & International Trade
  • False Claims Act
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
University California State University, Sacramento, B.A., with honors, 1983
Law SchoolYale University, J.D., 1987
Admitted1988, New York; 1993, California

Ms. Taylor is a special counsel in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Taylor's practice includes complex civil litigation, corporate internal investigations, and responding to government investigations. Her complex civil litigation practice focuses on business disputes and defense of qui tam (false claims) cases. Her internal investigations practice focuses on clients in the defense and aerospace industry regarding government contract and cost accounting issues, product quality and testing, and clients in the health care industry regarding compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

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Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts

• You Again?: Application of the First-to-File Bar Where Subsequent Actions Are Brought By the Same Relator, February 25, 2015

Healthcare Law Blog Posts

• Cloudy Skies Ahead for Providers? CMS' Release of Medicare Billing Data Combined with Physician Payment Sunshine Act Data May Boost Fraud Litigation, June 5, 2014
• Potential Risks of Healthcare Joint Ventures Between Insurance Companies and Hospitals, May 21, 2014
• How Are Your Physicians Compensated? Stark Law + False Claims Act = Halifax Paying $85 Million, May 21, 2014
• Update on the Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol, May 5, 2014
• Navigating the Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol, December 26, 2012

White Collar Defense Blog Posts

• Got Pot? The Feds Try to Make Mortgagee Banks Liable Under the Crack House Statute, January 19, 2012
• No Strings Attached: The Latest Expansion of the Lacey Act, January 19, 2012


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You Again?: Application of the First-to-File Bar Where Subsequent Actions Are Brought By the Same Relator
Charles L. Kreindler,Barbara E. Taylor, March 18, 2015
The Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., has unique procedural aspects that come into play when a private whistleblower (the “relator”) seeks to sue on behalf of the Government. One of these, the so-called “first-to-file” bar, applies...

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Barbara E. Taylor

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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