Chesley S. McLeod

Partner
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8524 phone
404.873.8525fax

Representative Experience

  • Represented healthcare provider in multi-million dollar lawsuit involving claims for tortious interference, defamation, and Georgia RICO.
  • Successfully resolved a proposed nationwide putative class action brought in Georgia under the Fair Credit Reporting Act against a company providing payroll agent services under various public health programs
  • Serving as counsel for national long-term care provider in nationwide putative class action brought in Pennsylvania under the Fair Credit Reporting Act involving employer disclosures given to applicants for employment
  • Achieved complete defense judgment for mental health provider against independent contractor in contract dispute alleging violations of claims run-out provision
  • Successfully defended leading home improvement retailer in numerous consumer class actions involving myriad of allegations, including fraud, breach of contract, and breach of consumer protections statutes
  • Represented several national healthcare companies in Department of Justice investigations of alleged False Claims Act violations for therapy reimbursement
  • Represented regional health system in Department of Justice investigation of physician compensation agreements
  • Serving as counsel for national long-term care provider in putative collective and class action involving alleged Fair Labor Standards Act violations
  • Advised a preeminent national healthcare provider in providing guidance to directors and officers in negotiations over the withdrawal of financial assistance to a Georgia rural hospital
  • Coordinated internal investigation for national healthcare chain in response to alleged Anti-Kickback Statute violations
  • Successfully defended largest hospital in Georgia in state (and later federal) court against fraud and related claims brought by former members of a physician practice group, involving peer review and related issues
  • Successfully represented one of the nation’s leading Universities in AAA arbitration regarding alleged breach of a multi-million dollar program management agreement
  • Successfully defended leading national outdoor retail chain involved in EEOC investigation relating to hiring practices across all national stores
  • Secured favorable recovery for policyholder under managed care professional liability policy
  • Secured recovery under stop-loss policy against broker and third party administrator of employee benefit plan
  • Secured complete defense award and recovery of costs and fees in ICC arbitration in Paris, France for national food broker
  • Successfully defended global software manufacturer in ICDR arbitration against claims for alleged breaches of representations and warranties made as part of a purchase and sale agreement.
  • Successfully represented one of the nation’s leading Universities in AAA arbitration regarding alleged breach of a multi-million dollar program management agreement.
  • Negotiated employee compensation agreement for top executive of $45 million dollar start-up company, including lucrative stock option plan
  • Successfully defended insurance brokerage firm for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties relating to procurement of nationwide insurance programs
  • Secured summary judgment in favor of national pipeline and distribution company against an age discrimination claim flowing from a company-wide multi-jurisdictional workforce reorganization
  • Successfully represented leading food service distributor in multiple actions to enforce employee covenants
  • Successfully represented leading national employee benefits broker in litigation alleging breaches of professional duties and violations of employee covenants