Qui Tam Experience

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Jay Holland

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Practice Areas:

  • Qui Tam Whistleblower

Current Employment Position

  • Principal

Classes & Seminars

  • Seminar Speaker, Labor and Employment Law Topics for Bar Associations and other organizations
  • Presenter, “Regulating Employer Hiring Decisions,” Maryland Chamber of Commerce Labor and Employment Law Conference, November 2014
  • “Litigation Tips for Employment Cases,” panel moderator, Montgomery and Prince George’s County bar associations, February 2013
  • “Whistleblower False Claims Act Cases,” seminar presenter, Maryland Employment Lawyers Association Conference, 2010 and 2013
  • Permanent Member, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

Published Works

  • Employment Law: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
  • "Are mortgage loan officers exempt from the FLSA? Supreme Court asked to review Labor Department’s interpretation process," Thomson Reuters, Westlaw Journal, Volume 29 Issue 10, December 9, 2014
  • Co-Author, “The Family and Medical Leave Act: A Practitioner’s Guide,” MSBA Employment Law Deskbook, (MSBA, 2014)
  • "When Whistleblowers are Silenced,” AAJ Trial magazine, August 2010
  • “Top Ten Tips for the Uninitiated Under the False Claims Act: What the Tour De France and Botox Have in Common,” DC Trial Lawyers magazine, April 2013
  • Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protections; Amendments to False Claims Act expanded remedies for retaliation against contractors and others, The National Law Journal, April 13, 2015
  • “Should you take Gretchen Carlson’s advice on reporting sexual harassment?”, The Hill, 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section, Litigation Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Section
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Member and Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Employee Rights Section, Qui Tam Litigation Group (False Claims Act)
  • National Employment Lawyer's Association
  • Maryland Employment Lawyer's Association
  • Maryland Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Marlboro Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud (Qui Tam Bar Association)
  • Executive Board of the Qui Tam Section of the Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Every Mind of Montgomery County, Executive Committee Member, Board of Directors


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • Benchmark magazine, Local Litigation Star
  • American Lawyer Media, Maryland Top Lawyer, 2013
  • Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor
  • The Best Lawyer a Client Could Ever Have

Representative Cases

  • Public Utility Dist. No. 1 of Snohomish County, Washington v. F.E.R.C., 315 F.Supp.2d 89, 2004, D.D.C.
  • Oliff-Michael v. Mutual Benefit Ins. Co., 262 F.Supp.2d 602, 2003, D.Md.
  • Reliastar Life Ins. Co. v. Wilcox, 1999 WL 1273482, 1999, D.D.C.
  • Brand v. Westall, 1995 WL 235579, 1995, D.D.C.
  • Kirsch v. Prince George's County, 331 Md. 89, 1993, Md.
  • Guimond v. Credit Bureau Inc. of Georgia, 955 F.2d 41 (Table, Text in WESTLAW), 1992, 4th Cir.(Md.)
  • Pusey v. Dallas Corp., 938 F.2d 498, 1991, 4th Cir.(Md.)
  • Hayes v. Kuder, 591 A.2d 1286, 1991, D.C.
  • Tenefrancia v. Robinson Export & Import Corp., 921 F.2d 556, 1990, 4th Cir.(Va.)
  • Jones v. Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Com'n, 82 Md.App. 314, 1990, Md.App
  • Clark v. Prince George’s County
  • United States ex. rel Hallivis v. Allergan