McDonald, John P.

John P. McDonald

Partner
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John McDonald serves as Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department. He has over 30 years of complex litigation and trial experience at a national level on a wide range of issues with a particular focus on cases involving federal and state governments, including pharmaceutical False Claims Act and qui tam litigation and government investigations regarding alleged antitrust violations as well as pharmaceutical pricing, marketing, promotion and regulatory issues.

John McDonald serves as Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department. He has over 30 years of complex litigation and trial experience at a national level on a wide range of issues with a particular focus on cases involving federal and state governments, including pharmaceutical False Claims Act and qui tam litigation and government investigations regarding alleged antitrust violations as well as pharmaceutical pricing, marketing, promotion and regulatory issues.

His experience includes:

  • National counsel for a distributor in litigation across the United States stemming from the impacts of the opioid crisis
  • Represent pharmaceutical companies (brand and generic) in Medicaid fraud claims investigations and litigation brought by the United States and State Attorney Generals in state and federal court cases throughout the United States
  • Represent branded pharmaceutical company in Medicaid fraud claim brought by the Texas Attorney General alleging misbranding, illegal kickbacks and off-label promotion
  • Represent branded pharmaceutical company in qui tam suits under the False Claims Act alleging off-label promotion and illegal kickbacks
  • Represent laboratory in Civil Investigative Demand discovery initiated by the United States related to alleged Medicare fraud

His broad litigation and trial experience also includes general business litigation, antitrust litigation, environmental litigation, intellectual property litigation, lender liability, products liability and landlord/tenant litigation.

  • Represent distributor in a multi-week trial before the Federal Trade Commission
  • Represent international companies in antitrust in Civil Investigative Demand discovery initiated by State Attorneys General
  • Represent national banks in lender liability actions pending in state court, Federal District Court and Bankruptcy Adversary proceedings
  • Represent construction auditor in Federal District Court in case alleging breach of contract, defamation, tortuous interference and violations of the Lanham Act
  • Represent property owners in dispute regarding the constitutionality of taxes imposed by local flood control district
  • Represent the manufacturer of industrial equipment in a products liability action involving the severance of the injured party's legs
  • Represent escrow agent/attorney in alleged securities fraud and legal malpractice action

He has tried cases in both State and Federal Courts throughout the United States. He also provides service for clients through Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

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Education
  • J.D.,

    with honors

    , University of Tulsa College of Law, 1988
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, 1985
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2013-2022)
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Qui Tam Law (2021-2022)
    • AV® Rated (Pre-Eminent) by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Legal Intern, Hon. Thomas R. Brett, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma (1987-1988)