Jahnisa Tate Loadholt , Senior Attorney
Alston & Bird LLP
With both federal district and appellate court clerkship experience, Jahnisa tailors her practice toward the needs of clients under government scrutiny or dealing with consumer litigation. Whether a company is impacted by disputes ranging from ERISA to insurance to privacy litigation, or dealing with government investigations, Jahnisa has the experience needed to help resolve such issues.
Jason S. Cowart , Partner
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Jason S. Cowart has a broad litigation practice, with a primary focus representing health care providers and their patients in high-stakes disputes with health insurance companies, ensuring that patients are not wrongfully denied treatment and providers are appropriately compensated.
By developing novel legal theories clarifying the rights and remedies provided by ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Jason’s work has dramatically expanded the ability of providers and patients to successfully challenge insurance company claim determinations.
Jason is currently working to redress a number of widespread insurance company practices that exacerbate the financial pressures providers and patients face. These include improper denials due to overly restrictive internal coverage guidelines and coordination of benefit protocols, overbroad application of experimental or investigational exclusions, claim bundling and down-coding, and discrimination against mental health patients.
Jason recently won a landmark victory in a case challenging United Behavioral Health’s mental health and substance use level of care coverage guidelines. Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, the sponsor of the federal mental health parity act, hailed the case as the “Brown v. Board of Education for the mental health movement,” and CNN identified it as “one of the most important and most thorough rulings ever issued against an insurance company, at the federal level, on mental health issues.”
Jason’s work uncovering and addressing health insurance company misconduct draws upon his extensive experience in complex securities fraud, derivative, and antitrust matters.