Thomas H. Barnard’s practice at Baker Donelson focuses on litigation and health law, representing clients in government investigations and litigation, including qui tams under the False Claims Act and related administrative proceedings. He also advises clients with regard to government contracts, cybersecurity, and investigations of alleged procurement fraud, including those involving parallel criminal investigations. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Barnard served in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Maryland. During his tenure there, he served as counsel for the United States in numerous investigations under the False Claims Act, focusing on government contract and health care fraud. He also served as counsel in a wide range of defensive civil litigation for the United States, handling all aspects of cases through discovery, motions, mediation, trial and appeal. As the office e-discovery coordinator, Mr. Barnard served on the Department of Justice e-discovery Working Group, on the District of Maryland Sub-Committee on e-discovery, and as a lecturer on e-discovery at the National Advocacy Center.