Jonathan L. Swichar
focuses his practice in the area of commercial litigation and is an active trial lawyer, handling, across the United States, matters involving complex commercial disputes, securities law, shareholder disputes, white-collar criminal defense and investigations, insurance defense, healthcare litigation, healthcare fraud defense and internal corporate investigations. Mr. Swichar regularly counsels international corporations and has been lead counsel in hundreds of disputes in state and federal courts as well as in arbitrations and mediation.
Mr. Swichar is co-chair of Duane Morris' Specialty Pharmacy Litigation Group. He regularly represents healthcare providers in the investigation and defense against healthcare-related offenses in regulatory, civil and criminal proceedings. He also represents numerous healthcare providers, including specialty pharmacies, throughout the United States in disputes with insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers. Specifically, Mr. Swichar represents such providers in connection with, among other things, violations of non-compete agreements, issues in gaining entry into an insurance network, attempts by insurance companies/pharmacy benefit managers to terminate providers from such networks, reimbursement disputes and refusals by insurance companies/pharmacy benefit managers to abide by state any willing provider laws.
Mr. Swichar is active in a leadership capacity in several community and civic organizations. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Swichar is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations. Mr. Swichar is a 1997 graduate of Temple University School of Law, where he was a member of the Temple Law Review, and a graduate of the University of Maryland.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2006-present
- Associate, 1997-2005
Honors and Awards
•Listed by Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2006-2008 and 2010-2012
Publications and Speaking Engagements
•Co-author, Positioning your organization for a RAC audit, Healthcare Financial Management, January 2011
•Co-author, Weathering a RAC Audit, Hospitals & Health Networks, December 6, 2010
• Ready Or Not Pennsylvania Healthcare Providers, The RAC Audits Have Arrived, Association of Corporate Counsel Delaware Valley Chapter (DELVACCA) Newsletter, February 2010
•Co-Author, The Attorney/Client Privilege: A Fond Memory of Things Past--An Analysis of the Privilege Following United States v. Anderson, Annals of Health Law, Volume 9, 2000; published as part of a presentation at the PBI Sixth Annual Health Law Institute in 2000.
•Co-author, Authority of Agent to sue for Principal and Potential Liability of Both Where the Agent Contracts for the Principal, American Bar Association Litigation Section Trial Practice Committee Newsletter, Spring 2004
•Co-Author, Part I To Disclose or Not to Disclose - There Should Be No Question, and Part II, An Effective Voluntary Disclosure Program Needs an Amnesty Provision, The Legal Intelligencer, September 18-19, 2000
•Co-Author, Full Amnesty Could Encourage Provider Self-Disclosure, Healthcare Financial Management, July 2000
•Co-Author, Attorney/Client Privilege After Anderson, and Hotlines, Voluntary Self-Disclosure and the Death of Privilege After Anderson, The Legal Intelligence, December 23 and 27, 1999.
•Co-Author, The Justice Department Guidelines on the False Claims Act: Overdue Recognition that Sometimes a Mistake is Just a Mistake, Medicare Compliance Perspectives, December 31, 1998; The Legal Intelligencer, January 27, 1999.
• New Jersey Supreme Court Opens Shopping Center Doors to Increased First Amendment Activity, Temple Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 2, 1996
•Co-Author, The Consultant's Guide to Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse and Compliance Issues.
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Co-Speaker, Boilerplate Clauses in Contracts: Use at Your Own Risk, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI Conference Center, Mechanicsburg, June 13, 2012
•Co-Speaker, Boilerplate Clauses in Contracts: Use at Your Own Risk, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, CLE Conference Center, Philadelphia, May 10, 2012
•Co-Presenter, Appellate Advocacy: Views from the Pennsylvania Superior Court Bench, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Annual Meeting, 1999.
Civic and Charitable Activities
•President of the Voorhees Soccer Association
- January 2016-present
•Vice President and Member of Board of Directors of Voorhees Soccer Association
- January 2014-2016
- Development Committee, Member of Greater Philadelphia Community Affairs Council, 2003-present
- Board of Directors
•Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia
- Board of Directors