Greg Jaeger concentrates his practice in the areas of trial and appellate litigation, government contracts counseling and litigation, and export control compliance.MEHR
Over the course of his career, Mr. Jaeger has first-chaired a wide range of trials and appellate arguments, including breach of government contract claims, complex commercial fraud cases (including False Claims Act ("FCA") litigation), construction claims, insurance clause disputes, matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets, and damages cases. He also has substantial trial experience in state court litigation, and in litigating complex commercial matters before various federal district and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Jaeger has extensive experience in dealing with all manner of government contracts litigation, particularly with pre-and post-award bid protests and FCA qui tam defense matters, as well as with Fifth Amendment takings claims and environmental litigation.
Mr. Jaeger is well versed in all aspects of FCA litigation: from the defense of companies in the initial stages of an FCA suit, including responding to agency subpoenas and Department of Justice Civil Investigative Demands, conducting internal investigations regarding FCA allegations, strategically employing early motions practice regarding the unique elements of FCA claims, to dismissal of allegations asserted against a company. His experience also includes the conduct of, and the defense against, written discovery, fact and expert witness depositions and, if necessary, trial before the Court or jury. In those FCA cases that are initiated by private individuals (known as qui tam relators), Mr. Jaeger has extensive experience in litigating the unique issues that arise from these suits and in developing the particular defenses that the FCA statute provides against such suits. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Mr. Jaeger not only has defended large corporate clients against both government-initiated FCA suits and qui tam suits, but he also has extensive experience in prosecuting such suits on behalf of the Department of Justice. This experience on "both sides of the aisle" provides clients with unique insight and capabilities in defending against FCA allegations.
In addition to working several years in private practice, Mr. Jaeger served as a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice in the Department's Commercial Litigation Branch in Washington, DC, where he represented the United States in commercial litigation matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of International Trade and in cases involving various boards of contract appeals. Mr. Jaeger received a Commendation Award from the Department in 2003.