Ryan Jacobson represents plaintiffs in whistleblower or qui tam actions, primarily in the area of healthcare fraud, with a focus on complex civil actions brought under the California Insurance Frauds Prevention Act. He has extensive experience in this area and has litigated cases involving a myriad of issues, including illegal business practices, kick-back referral schemes, running and capping, illegal ownership of professional corporations, overbilling of healthcare services and billing for healthcare services not actually provided to patients.
In 2012, Ryan sat second chair in a qui tam action filed by Knox Ricksen LLP on behalf of Allstate Insurance Company against Long Beach chiropractor Daniel H. Dahan, D.C., as well as his company, Progressive Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., based on the submission of falsified medical records, via 487 claims presented to Allstate, that had no diagnostic, clinical or medical value whatsoever. The trial resulted in a verdict in excess of $7 million dollars in penalties, assessments, attorney’s fees, costs and investigative expenses. (See People of the State of California ex rel. Allstate, et al. v. Daniel H. Dahan, Progressive Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC397695.)
In 2016, Ryan was an integral part of the trial team in an additional qui tam action filed by Knox Ricksen LLP on behalf of Allstate Insurance Company that involved the operation of several “sham” law offices, which by and through were used to present hundreds of false and misleading claims in an effort to deceive Allstate. A judgment in excess of $10 million dollars in penalties, assessments, attorney’s fees, costs and investigative expenses was imposed against the defendants and is believed to be one of the largest judgments ever awarded under California Insurance Code section 1871.7. (See People of the State of California ex rel. Allstate, et al. v. Chang, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC541476.)
- Roger Williams University, School of Law, J.D., 2005
- Gonzaga University, B.A., Mathematics, 2002
- State of California
- Member, Bar Association of Los Angeles County