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November 16, 2021

7 Due Diligence Issues to Avoid False Claims Act Lawsuits

Nelson Mullins partners Jennifer Malinovsky and Ed White join Alice Harris, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, to go over the key compliance areas to look for in due diligence. 

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Paul Renner

Paul Renner

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Paul advises a broad range of clients concerning commercial litigation matters, including construction, contracts, landlord/tenant, real estate, shareholder actions, employment discrimination, trademark/copyright infringement, non–compete agreements, and probate litigation. He also advises clients on election law. He has a strong background as a litigator, having served as a former assistant state attorney where he supervised misdemeanor attorneys...

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Paul advises a broad range of clients concerning commercial litigation matters, including construction, contracts, landlord/tenant, real estate, shareholder actions, employment discrimination, trademark/copyright infringement, non–compete agreements, and probate litigation. He also advises clients on election law. He has a strong background as a litigator, having served as a former assistant state attorney where he supervised misdemeanor attorneys and later prosecuted serious felony offenses as a lead trial attorney in the Felony Trial Unit. He conducted dozens of jury trials and developed a strong reputation from his successful efforts to prosecute criminals and advocate on behalf of crime victims.

Before attending law school, Paul earned his commission in the U.S. Navy and served during combat operations in support of Operation Desert Storm. He later served a one–year mobilization in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves, he served as an Intelligence Officer for a Joint Task Force in Afghanistan during which he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Paul has represented District 24 in Florida’s House of Representatives since 2016 and chairs the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee.

Paul Renner

and later prosecuted serious felony offenses as a lead trial attorney in the Felony Trial Unit. He conducted dozens of jury trials and developed a strong reputation from his successful efforts to prosecute criminals and advocate on behalf of crime victims.

Before attending law school, Paul earned his commission in the U.S. Navy and served during combat operations in support of Operation Desert Storm. He later served a one–year mobilization in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves, he served as an Intelligence Officer for a Joint Task Force in Afghanistan during which he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Paul has represented District 24 in Florida’s House of Representatives since 2016 and chairs the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee.

Paul advises a broad range of clients concerning commercial litigation matters, including construction, contracts, landlord/tenant, real estate, shareholder actions, employment discrimination, trademark/copyright infringement, non–compete agreements, and probate litigation. He also advises clients on election law. He has a strong background as a litigator, having served as a former assistant state attorney where he supervised misdemeanor attorneys... and later prosecuted serious felony offenses as a lead trial attorney in the Felony Trial Unit. He conducted dozens of jury trials and developed a strong reputation from his successful efforts to prosecute criminals and advocate on behalf of crime victims.

Before attending law school, Paul earned his commission in the U.S. Navy and served during combat operations in support of Operation Desert Storm. He later served a one–year mobilization in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves, he served as an Intelligence Officer for a Joint Task Force in Afghanistan during which he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Paul has represented District 24 in Florida’s House of Representatives since 2016 and chairs the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee.

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD
  • Davidson College, BA, History

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Practice Areas

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  • The Best Lawyers in America® – Commerical Litigation (2022)
  • AV–Preeminent, Martindale–Hubbell
  • Jacksonville Magazine, Top Lawyers in Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, James C. Rinaman, Jr. Public Service Award (2012)
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal (for service in Afghanistan) (2011)
  • Former Chairman, Florida House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee
  • Member, Select Committee on Hurricane Preparedness and Response (2017–2018)
  • Former Member, K–12 Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Former Member, Local, Federal & Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee
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