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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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Richard K. Hines, V

Richard K. Hines, V

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
richard.hines@nelsonmullins.com

Richard practices in the areas of complex litigation involving product liability, mass torts and toxic torts, franchisor, and business-related cases. For more than 40 years, Richard has offered presentations on a variety of trial-related issues throughout the United States.

Richard practices in the areas of complex litigation involving product liability, mass torts and toxic torts, franchisor, and business-related cases. For more than 40 years, Richard has offered presentations on a variety of trial-related issues throughout the United States.

Richard K. Hines, V

Richard practices in the areas of complex litigation involving product liability, mass torts and toxic torts, franchisor, and business-related cases. For more than 40 years, Richard has offered presentations on a variety of trial-related issues throughout the United States.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Practice has included defense of product liability actions against a broad assortment of product manufacturers, ranging from manufacturers in the asbestos, automotive, and baby products industries to manufacturers in the material handling, tire, and wood products industries
  • Has been associated in complex litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States and has tried cases to verdict throughout the United States
  • Has represented the interests of premises owners in an assortment of cases, including a mass shooting case in which the corporate workplace violence prevention program was called into question
  • Has defended class actions and false claims cases and has litigated a wide variety of commercial cases
  • Has been court-appointed to serve on the defense liaison committee in cases consolidated for multidistrict treatment by the MDL Panel
  • Has practiced before eight different state and federal appellate courts
  • Has participated in an appeal to the United States Supreme Court in which case the Court unanimously reversed a lower federal appellate court on issues involving the international carriage of goods

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, JD
    • Treaty Case and Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
    • Moot Court, champion oralist
  • Virginia Military Institute, BA, English
    • Distinguished Military Graduate

Admissions

  • Georgia

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Lifetime Achievement Award, ALM’s Daily Report Georgia Legal Awards (2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® — Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants, Product Liability Litigation — Defendants (1999–2022) 
  • Georgia Super Lawyers — Personal Injury Defense: Products (2005–2017)
  • American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Top Lawyers — Litigation (2007–2017)
  • Georgia Trend's Legal Elite (2015)
  • International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators (2007)
  • Atlanta Magazine’s surveys of Best Lawyers in Atlanta (2007–2017)
  • Selected by The National Law Journal to be listed in the top five defense verdicts in the United States for a case tried in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2005)
  • Distinguished Member Award by the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (2013)
  • President, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (2004–2005)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Board of Visitors, Virginia Military Institute (2014–2022),
    • Chair, Commemorations and Memorials Committee
    • Former Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
    • Served as Vice President and member of the Executive Committee
  • Elected to the Board of Trustees, Virginia Military Institute Foundation (2011–2014)
  • Active in community affairs, serving on charitable boards in Atlanta
  • Served as a scout platoon leader, company commander, and battalion operations officer in a tank battalion along the Korean DMZ prior to entering law school
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