Lawyers

Jane D. "Danny" Vincent, Associate

Danny Vincent represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of civil litigation. Her practice areas include business torts, healthcare, commercial contracts, and appeals.

Prior to practicing law, Danny worked extensively in health policy. After receiving her Master’s in Public Health, she worked as a policy analyst and advocate at the state and local level in Georgia. During this time, Danny engaged a wide variety of healthcare issues, including Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP eligibility and reimbursement, trauma funding, transitioning daily operation of Atlanta’s public hospital to a non-profit organization, advising hospitals on policies affecting undocumented immigrants, and medical ethics. As a lawyer, Danny continues to be active in the healthcare space. In addition to representing healthcare clients, Danny also serves on the Advisory Board for the Health Law Partnership, a collaboration with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia State College of Law, and Atlanta Legal Aid.

Representative Work

Defense cases

Obtained summary judgment for a national law firm in a legal malpractice case. Danny worked extensively on discovery in this case, including preparing both lay and expert witnesses and taking depositions. Danny drafted portions of the summary judgment briefing and briefed multiple Daubert motions. Danny also argued Daubert motions at the summary judgment hearing.

Defended a privately held, national furniture company in a putative class action. Danny worked extensively with the scientific experts in this case. Danny worked with consulting and testifying experts to analyze data, produce expert reports, and prepare for depositions. She also assisted with plaintiff’s expert’s deposition and took the deposition of his research assistant. Danny then drafted multiple briefs for the various Daubert motions related to these experts. The case was favorably settled prior to class certification.

Defended a Fortune 500 healthcare company in a False Claims Act case. Danny drafted portions of an early partial motion for summary judgment and assisted with the deposition of the relator’s damages expert and corresponding Daubert motion.

Plaintiff cases

Successfully represented American subsidiary of an international manufacturing company in a breach of contract dispute. Danny managed this dispute from beginning to end. She drafted the complaint, negotiated with opposing counsel, drafted settlement agreements, and navigated the appointment of a receiver to successfully settle her client’s claims.

Successfully settled a Title VII pregnancy discrimination case in the Northern District of Georgia. After prior counsel defeated summary judgment, the firm was hired to take the case to trial. Danny handled all aspects of trial preparation, including selecting exhibits, preparing witnesses, and briefing motions in limine. After the pre-trial order and motion in limine briefing were complete, the defendant agreed to mediate and Danny obtained a favorable settlement for her client.

Appellate cases

Currently representing a plaintiff at the motion for new trial stage to keep a $6 million medical malpractice verdict. Danny briefed the motion and prepared trial counsel to argue at the hearing. The firm has been retained to handle a possible appeal.

Currently representing a plaintiff in an appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court involving a $30 million jury verdict. Danny has primary responsibility for the briefing in this case.

Successfully represented a plaintiff appealing the dismissal of his Title VII case. Danny briefed and argued the case before the Eleventh Circuit, which reversed the trial court’s dismissal and remanded the case for further proceedings.

Successfully represented two plaintiffs in companion wrongful death cases appealing the dismissal of certain defendants. Danny briefed the case on appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals, and contributed significantly to oral argument preparation. The Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal. Danny then briefed the opposition to defendants’ petition for certiorari, which the Georgia Supreme Court also denied.

Professional Activities

Advisory Board, Health Law Partnership

Barrister (2015-2017), Bleckley Inn of Court

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Publications/Speaking Engagements

Honors and Awards

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Award

Outer Barristers’ Guild Award

Excellence in Research Writing, and Advocacy Moot Court Elimination Competition

David J. Maleski Prize for Excellence in Torts

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards

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Atlanta
1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3900
Atlanta, GA 30309

Education

Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2012, summa cum laude

  • Member, Georgia State Law Review 
  • Bleckley Inn of Court (Pupil)

Emory University, Master’s of Public Health, 2005, with Honors

  • Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2002 

Previous Experience

Law Clerk, Judge Orinda D. Evans, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2012-2013

Executive Director, Health Students Taking Action Together, Inc. 

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