Focused On Employment, Whistleblower And Business Law

David Haron

Dave Haron

Biography

David Haron is Of Counsel to Hoyer Law Group, PLLC. David specializes in False Claims Act, Health Care, SEC, and Employment cases in which his wisdom and expertise in these practice areas are tremendous assets for the firm's whistleblower and employment practices.

David also represents medical providers, businesses and individuals in compliance, regulatory, transactions and litigation related matters, and serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association and as a mediator for FINRA.

David comes to Hoyer Law Group from his own Michigan-based practice, Haron Law Group, PLC, where he established himself as a major force in whistleblower litigation in Michigan and throughout the country. David's work on behalf of whistleblowers has helped to return several hundred million dollars to taxpayers in False Claims Act qui tam cases. Those settlements include $119 million in United States ex rel. Jeanne Byrne v. Damon Clinical Laboratories, Inc. and $81 million in United States ex rel. Angela Maher & Anastasia Savka Klovski v Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Among his many clients, David represented the whistleblower in the case against a Detroit doctor who's been labeled "a monster" for falsely telling patients they had cancer, so he could cash in on their chemotherapy treatments. The doctor was convicted and sent to prison, and with David's help, the government recovered $17 million dollars for the fraudulent billing of chemotherapy to Medicare. The case was recently profiled on the CBS program "Whistleblowers."

David has written extensively regarding fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid fields and on the False Claims Act. He has also been very active in the Michigan and Oakland County Bar Associations and is a past chairman of the Professionalism Committees of both of those associations. He is past-President of the Oakland County Bar Foundation and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation and a former board member of JARC and C.A.T.C.H. (Sparky Anderson's Charity for Children). David has received the Professionalism Award from the Oakland County Bar Association and was named a "Leader in the Law" by Lawyer's Weekly Magazine.

David attended the University of Michigan for undergrad and law school and served as an Adjunct Professor of Health Law at the University of Michigan Law School.

David is licensed to practice in Michigan; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; and U.S. Tax Court.

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 00/1969
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 00/1966

Honors

  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Who's Who in America
  • Recipient, City of Farmington Hills Citizen Appreciation Award
  • Recipient, Mumford High School Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Professionalism Award, Oakland County Bar Association
  • Leader in the Law, Lawyer’s Weekly Magazine

Articles

  • A Commercial Real Estate Closing Checklist, Laches, August, 1992
  • The Landlords and the Medical Tenant: How the Michigan Medical Waste Regulatory Act Affects Their Relationship, Laches, June, 1993
  • A Commercial Real Estate Closing Checklist, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, July, 1993
  • Professionalism: Two Authors-Two Views, Laches, May, 1996
  • The Professionalism Debate Moves to Cyberspace, Laches, August, 1996
  • Waste and Neglect: Fraud and Abuse in the Health Care Industry, The Health Care Supervisor Vol 16:4, June, 1998
  • Recognizing Fraud and What To Do About It, Advance for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants, (www.advanceforpt.com) July, 2000
  • Why Nursing Home Fraud Is Your Problem and How to Fight Back, Advance for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants, (www.advanceforpt.com) August, 2000
  • Keeping an Eye Out For Fraud - Two Schemes That Deserve Your Attention, Advance for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants, (www.advanceforpt.com) October, 2000
  • When Courtesy Turns Into Fraud, Advance for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants, (www.advanceforpt.com) December, 2000
  • Ex Parte Communications with Employees of a Defendant Corporation, Laches, April, 2001

Practice Areas

  • False Claims Act
  • Health Care
  • SEC
  • Employment

Professional Associations

  • Michigan County Bar Association, Representative Assembly, Past Chairman
  • American Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Past Chairman
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Michigan Psychoanalytic Association, Treasurer
  • American Arbitration Association, Mediator
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Arbitrator
  • Michigan County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Past Chairman
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Mediator

Pro Bono Activites

  • National Arbitration Forum, Arbitrator
  • Farmington Hills Planning Commission, Chairperson
  • University of Michigan Victor's Club
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • SCRIBES The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation, President
  • Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation, President
  • JARC, Board Member
  • C.A.T.C.H. (Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children), Board Member

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Bar Admission

  • Michigan, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1969
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Classes and Seminars

  • "Realtor/ Attorney Cross-Fire", Oakland County Bar Association, 1993 to 1993
  • "Americans with Disabilities Act Title III", Oakland County Bar Association, 1993 to 1993
  • "Commercial Real Estate Transaction Checklist", Realtors Land Institute, 1997 to 1997
  • "Research Revisited", Oakland University, 1998 to 1998
  • "The False Claims Act and The Anatomy of the Whistleblower", Healthcare Financial Management Eastern Michigan Chapter, 1998 to 1998
  • Lecturer, I.C.L.E., Health Law Institutes, 1998 to 2000
  • Adjunct Professor of Health Law, University of Michigan Law School

Representative Cases

  • Ranger v. American Way Life Insurance Company (Oakland County, MI) (Class Action)
  • United States ex rel. Jeanne Byrne v. Damon Clinical Laboratories Inc., 1996, (U.S.D.C., E.D. MI)
  • United States ex rel. Mary Lent v. Donald L. Berman, M.D., (U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y.)
  • United States ex rel. Angela Maher & Anastasia Savka Klovski v Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.