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Caroline E. Reynolds

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Caroline E. Reynolds focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and white collar defense.

She has represented corporations, executives, and other individuals in government and internal investigations, criminal proceedings, and civil litigation involving allegations of securities and accounting fraud, antitrust violations, and breach of fiduciary duty.


Caroline also regularly represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex class action lawsuits, including obtaining certification of a nationwide class alleging fraud and civil violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against a major insurance company.

In her health care practice, Caroline regularly represents patients and providers in actions seeking to enforce their rights under employer-sponsored insurance plans. Her efforts  focus on assisting patients who were illegally denied coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and include multiple actions against major insurers alleging violations of federal law.

In Wit v. United Behavioral Health, Caroline was the lead trial lawyer representing a certified class of more than 50,000 people challenging the medical necessity criteria UBH used to determine whether to approve coverage for treatment of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  The Court found in favor of the class in March 2019, and a ruling on remedies is expected in the near future.


Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2002
    • Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law
       
  • University of Chicago, M.A., 2004
     
  • Colgate University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998
Bar admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Clerkships
  • Hon. Keith P. Ellison, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Professional leadership
  • Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University Law Center (Spring 2013, 2014, 2015) 

Representative matters
  • Represents United insureds in a case challenging the legality of the internal guidelines United uses when deciding whether to approve coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Following a trial in 2017, the district court ruled in a highly-publicized decision that United breached its fiduciary duties when it developed its guidelines and that its denials pursuant to those guidelines were wrongful. The case is now in the remedy phase. 
  • Represents two health care providers against an insurance company seeking notice and appeal rights in connection with repayment demands and challenging the legality of cross-plan offsets. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the providers in 2017 and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that decision in 2019. 
  • Represented the former chief business officer of Freddie Mac in a securities class action pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The case arises from the company’s disclosures concerning its single family guarantee portfolio. 
  • Represented the former chief financial officer of Fannie Mae in litigation against allegations of securities law violations and accounting fraud. This representation encompassed multiple investigations, a government enforcement action for civil money penalties, employment litigation, and shareholder securities fraud suits, including a certified securities class action in which the Zuckerman team obtained a  dismissal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia of all claims against our client. 
  • Successfully obtained amnesty for a company and its principals in connection with a bid-rigging investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. 
  • Represented the special committee of the board of directors of a publicly held company under investigation for possible violations of antitrust laws. 
  • Represented a certified nationwide class that received a $72.5 million settlement in a case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging civil violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and common-law fraud. 
  • Represented a certified class of consumers in the nationwide “hot fuel” class action against the oil industry for selling retail gas to consumers without adjusting the price to take account of lower fuel content of higher temperature gas.
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Caroline E. Reynolds_bio

Caroline E. Reynolds

Partner

Office
Washington, DC
Tel.
202.778.1859
Fax.
202.822.8106
Others
Send an Email
vCard
LinkedIn