James Holloway - Govt. Investigations and Health Lawyer at Ober|Kaler (Washington, DC)

James P. Holloway

202.336.5245 fax

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Supreme Court


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1986)
  • Boston University (B.A., 1983)

James P. Holloway


James P. Holloway is a member of Ober|Kaler’s Health Law Group and the Government Investigations and White Collar Defense Group. He represents health care providers in complex civil litigation and government investigations.

James advises and assists clients in matters involving the False Claims Act, including federal court and state court qui tam litigation. He has assisted health care providers in False Claims Act cases in trial courts and appellate courts throughout the United States. Furthermore, James represents providers during the government investigation phase preceding the unsealing of qui tam suits, assisting clients in responding to government subpoenas and civil investigative demands. In several cases he has successfully secured the government's agreement not to intervene, and obtained the voluntary dismissal of qui tam lawsuits without any payments by the defendants. James also represents providers in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement litigation, involving both administrative proceedings and judicial review cases. His handling of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement litigation provides invaluable experience when defending health care providers in False Claims Act cases involving the complexities of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. He also handles commercial litigation on behalf of health care providers, involving false advertising claims, unfair trade practices, trade secrets, wrongful discharge, contract claims and disputes with the National Resident Matching Program. 

Over the past 25 years, James has represented national health care trade associations, managed care organizations, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, pharmacies, physician groups, medical equipment suppliers, laboratories, hospitals and outpatient surgical centers.

Representative Cases View All
U.S. ex rel. Steury v. Cardinal Health, Inc. - Won dismissal of qui tam lawsuit on appeal to the Fifth Circuit involving sale of medical devices to Veterans Hospitals
U.S. ex rel. Morgan v. Express Scripts, Inc. - Obtained dismissal of a defendant in a qui tam lawsuit alleging false claims related to the Average Wholesale Price for drugs
Erin Brockovich v. Promise Healthcare - Won dismissal  of novel qui tam litigation filed by celebrity plaintiff under the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute  
Stalley v. Catholic Health East - Won dismissal of qui tam lawsuit on appeal to the Third Circuit seeking to recover Medicare payments to hospitals
Avalon Healthcare v. California Department of Healthcare Services - Won a writ of mandate invalidating state agency's denial of Medicaid reimbursement based on rate methodology not included in State Plan
Avante at Roanoke v. Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services - Obtained appellate decision setting aside state agency's denial of Medicaid reimbursement for respiratory therapy services provided at nursing homes
Resident v. National Resident Matching Program - In AAA arbitration proceeding, successfully voided NRMP’s erroneous punishment against resident for alleged violation of match policy

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Professional Background

  • Senior Counsel, Proskauer Rose, LLP
  • Associate, Casson & Harkins
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