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Clayton J. Kaiser

Clayton J. Kaiser

Associate

Wichita

1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9539
F: 866.280.2532

ckaiser@foulston.com

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Clayton Kaiser is a member of Foulston’s Healthcare Practice Group. Clayton focuses on successfully representing clients both inside and outside the healthcare industry in a wide range of legal matters. His experience includes enforcement of employment agreements, contract disputes, challenges to corporate reorganizations, and tort actions. Drawing upon his experience before entering private practice, Clayton also advises and guides clients through federal, state, and private insurance investigations and audits.

Prior to joining Foulston, Clayton served as a law clerk to Judge Consuelo M. Callahan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Eric F. Melgren of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, which provided him with front-line insight into the operations of the federal courts. Clayton uses this knowledge to craft creative strategies and arguments that put his clients in a strong position to resolve their disputes timely and effectively.

In addition to this time with the federal judiciary, Clayton was privileged to serve more than four years in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. While on active duty, Clayton acquired substantial trial experience through litigation of more than 30 courts-martial, many of which involved serious felony-level offenses. He additionally acted as a legal advisor to the Criminal Investigation Task Force, a multi-service organization responsible for investigating acts of terrorism and related offenses against United States personnel or interests.

Outside his legal practice, Clayton and his wife stay busy following and shuttling their six children to various activities in and around Wichita.

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)
    Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, The Michigan Journal of International Law
  • Benedictine College (B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Economics and Business Adminstration, summa cum laude, 2006)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • Kansas (2009)
Relevant Experience
  • On appeal, obtained reversal of unfavorable land partition order by the Kansas Court of Appeals 
  • Secured defense verdict in breach of contract case involving a real estate lease worth tens of millions of dollars following a week-long arbitration
  • Secured dismissal of restrictive covenant case where injunctive relief was sought following three-day hearing
  • Secured dismissal of False Claims Act (“FCA”) qui tam lawsuit filed against physician practice group
  • Secured injunctive relief for physician preventing hospital from taking further adverse actions against the physician
  • Obtained dismissal of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) claim filed against medical device manufacturer
  • Obtained dismissal of individual board members from lawsuit challenging the actions taken by the board of a Kansas corporation
  • Successfully defended non-profit corporation against members’ attempt to amend the corporation’s by-laws in violation of the applicable Kansas corporate law
  • Represented hospital in multi-year Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Health and Human Services (“HHS”) meaningful use investigation in which a favorable resolution was secured
  • Represented part manufacturer in multi-year DOJ fraud investigation in which a favorable resolution was secured
  • Drafted amicus brief on behalf of large trade organization in action challenging the constitutionality of a Kansas state statute
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Health Care Law, 2021
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Federalist Society
  • Catholic Assembly of Business
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Distinguished Graduate and Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award Recipient for Commissioned Officer Training, Class 12-01
  • Robert L. Lowry Award and MOAA Academic Excellence Award Recipient for Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course, Class 12-B
Presentations

2020

  • Non-Economic Damage Caps In Kansas After Hilburn v. Enerpipe (Johnson County Bar Association, Webinar CLE)

2019

  • The DOJ, FCA, and ACA, Oh My! Healthcare Just Got Scarier, but There Might be a Rainbow Out There Somewhere (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Health Law Institute) 

2018

  • The Use of the False Claims Act in Government Investigations (WSU Barton School of Business, Accounting and Auditing Conference)

Publications

2015

  • Miranda:  To Give, Or Not To Give, That Is The Question—At Least With Regard To The Non-Afghan Detainees Being Held In Afghanistan
    -63 DRAKE L. REV. 473 (2015)
Community Involvement
  • Member, Benedictine College Transforming Culture in America strategic plan subcommittee on law and public policy
  • Youth Sports Coach, Andover and East Wichita YMCAs and Wichita Defenders