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As professionals, it is of paramount importance to use that we remain available to serve our clients while acting in the best interest of the public. Our offices remain open. However, we have taken steps to limit the number of attorneys, staff, and guests who will be physically present in the offices of the firm. As a general rule, attorneys and staff will work remotely from home and will not be holding in-person meetings in our offices. Our goal is to use social distancing to maintain safety while continuing to serve our clients. We have been preparing for this day for some time. Thanks to our amazing people, we expect to be able to provide the same level of service as before.

 

You can still reach your attorney or paralegal by phone, email, or videoconference. If there is a need to meet in person, we will do our best to make that happen in a way that complies with the best guidance on public health. While our immediate concern is the health and safety of our people, our clients, and the public, we have been helping clients deal with the disruption that COVID-19 is causing to their lives and businesses. That will continue to be a focus of Cline Williams as we move through these difficult days together. We know many of you are dealing with these challenges in your own organizations as well as at home. As always, we deeply value your trust, friendship and support. You can be certain that we are here to support you, your families, and our community. Stay safe, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

JASON R. YUNGTUM

jyungtum@clinewilliams.com
(402) 397-1700

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

Jason was formerly with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and the Alegent Creighton Health System. His practice involves advising health care clients on a variety of issues, including the Federal fraud and abuse laws (the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Physician Self-Referral Law, the Exclusion Authorities, the Civil Monetary Penalties Law); mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures and affiliations; hospital and physician employment, recruitment, and compensation plans; corporate governance; antitrust; medical staff-hospital relationships; medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations; hospital administrative policies; EMTALA and emergency department policies; patient consent; medical records and HIPAA; and record retention policies and programs. He also represents health care workers in state disciplinary proceedings.

Jason also advises clients on a variety of employment and labor law issues, including employment contracts  and severance agreements; wage/hour and unemployment issues; Title VII, the ADEA; the ADA; and the FMLA. In addition, he has represented employers in discrimination and retaliation claims before the Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department, the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, the Council Bluffs Civil Rights Commission, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA.
 

Admitted to Practice:

Nebraska
Iowa
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Education:

Creighton University, J.D., 1997
Luther College, B.A., 1994

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Regional General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Services Group, Catholic Health Initiatives, 2013-2015
  • General Counsel, 2012-2013, and Deputy General Counsel, 2009-2012, Alegent Creighton Health System
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice John V. Hendry, Nebraska Supreme Court, 1998-1999
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice C. Thomas White, Nebraska Supreme Court, 1997-1998
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member, Nebraska Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Member, Human Resource Association of the Midlands
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Member, Leadership Omaha, Class 32, 2009-2010
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Legal Research & Writing, Creighton University School of Law, 1999-2004
  • Member, Creighton Law Review, 1995-1996
  • Editorial Staff, Creighton Law Review, 1996-1997
  • Member, Regional and National American Bar Association Appellate Moot Court Advocacy Team, 1995-1996
  • Published: Co-authored "Take These Steps if You Don't 'Wanna Cry'", Physicians Bulletin, July/August 2017
  • Published: "Hospital Employment vs. Independent Practice: The Devil You Know or the Devil You Don't Know?", Physicians Bulletin, November/December 2016
  • Published: Co-authored "The Times They Are A-Changin'...Everywhere and For Everyone: LB107 and Nurse Practitioners," The Nebraska Lawyer, May/June 2016
  • Published:"COBRA & Preexisting Coverage After Geissal v. Moore Medical Corp.", Creighton Law Review, 1999
  • Published: "Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims: If, When & How", Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment, 1999
  • Published: "The 'Captain of the Ship' Sets Sail in Nebraska: Long v. Hacker", Creighton Law Review, 1997