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Lea Courington Receives 2017 Forever Duke Award

September 18, 2017

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Lea F. Courington received the 2017 Forever Duke Award from her alma mater, Duke University. She was presented the award during Duke’s Homecoming Weekend, September 15-16, 2017.

The Forever Duke Award is given to those who exemplify exceptional volunteer service to Duke and its alumni association. Courington, who earned her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law, currently serves as the President of the law school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. She was selected for service to the law school for a number of years and for her role in forming and leading the Duke Women’s Forum group in North Texas during the past four years. Under her guidance, a new neighborhood events model, called the “Salon Series,” was created—lending both effective structure and branding to the North Texas Women’s Forum.

Courington is a Dallas-based senior counsel in Dykema’s Health Care Practice Group and Government Investigations Group who focuses her practice on health care, government investigations and white collar criminal defense, antitrust and pharmaceutical matters. She defends physicians, hospitals, health care systems, other healthcare providers and officers and directors in False Claims Act and qui tam cases and in criminal health care fraud cases. She also represents them in parallel criminal and civil governmental investigations and program integrity inquiries and audits arising from whistleblower complaints and allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Courington is also a former Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Prior to earning a J.D. from Duke, Courington received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.