Faculty Profile: Jason Ehrlinspiel

Jason EhrlinspielHCA2501 Park Plz Nashville, TN 37203-1512 Work Phone: () -Email Address:

Jason Ehrlinspiel is a 1991 graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.  After spending a year teaching kindergarten and coaching college football, Jason attended the University of Mississippi School of Law. While at Ole Miss, Jason was the Executive Editor of Mississippi Cases for the Mississippi Law Journal. He also served on the Executive Board of the Moot Court Board. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995 and joined the firm of Heidelberg & Woodliff in Jackson, Mississippi, where his practice focused on defensive civil litigation. In 1998, Jason help start the law firm of MacNeill & Buffington, becoming partner in 2000. During his time at MacNeill & Buffington, Jason tried numerous civil cases to jury verdict, including medical malpractice, attorney malpractice, insurance bad faith, commercial trucking accidents, and wrongful death cases. He also handled complex mass tort cases and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  In 2007, Jason moved to Northern California and joined the law firm of McDowell, MeShot & Shaw, where he focused on first and third party fraud cases involving large insurance companies.  In 2008, Jason fulfilled a long-held dream when he joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. During his time in the Eastern District of California, Jason was a member of the Civil Defensive Unit and defended the United States in a multitude of actions ranging from Administrative Procedures Act matters to traumatic birth injury cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act.  In 2012, Jason joined the Affirmative Civil Litigation Unit in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama. While in Birmingham, Jason was the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, the Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator, and the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator. He handled numerous health care fraud and defense procurement fraud investigations and qui tams. In 2015, Jason returned home to Tennessee, when he joined the Affirmative Civil Enforcement unit in United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. Jason continues to handle a high volume of health care fraud investigations and qui tams. He also criminally prosecutes child exploitation cases.