JACK WENIK is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices, in the Newark office of Epstein Becker Green, and serves on the firm's National Health Care and Life Sciences Steering Committee. Drawing on significant experience in health care investigations, litigation, and regulatory compliance matters, Mr. Wenik represents various health care clients, including health care systems and hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians, pharmacies, and other health care providers, in various regulatory compliance matters and litigation, including state and federal investigations, Medicare appeals, Board of Medical Examiners inquiries, and other proceedings.

Mr. Wenik also represents dietary supplement companies in FTC and FDA litigation and proceedings. Additionally, Mr. Wenik has extensive federal and state bench and jury trial experience in a variety of industries, representing both corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation and grand jury investigations, including fraud by, and embezzlement from, Fortune 500 corporations and other large business enterprises.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wenik was Co-Chair of the Health Care Government Investigations Practice Group of a large regional law firm. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, he was a member of the Insurance Fraud Task Force that investigated alleged frauds perpetrated by and against health care practitioners and hospitals.

In July 2015, Mr. Wenik was appointed to serve as Regional Representative for New Jersey on the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee, for a three-year term. The Yale Law School Executive Committee, consisting of approximately 165 alumni and friends of the Yale Law School, are alumni who work in a wide variety of legal positions or other professions, in different parts of the world, and from various class years.

Mr. Wenik is ranked among the "Leaders in Their Field" by Chambers USA (2013 to 2020), and he has received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence. In 2017, he was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Healthcare: Service Providers. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2010 to 2021), in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy). Best Lawyers also recognized Mr. Wenik as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) in Newark (2018, 2020) and "Lawyer of the Year" for Bet-the-Company Litigation in Newark (2019). He was also named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list (2016 to 2020) in the areas of Health Care, Civil Litigation: Defense, and Criminal Defense: White Collar. Finally, Mr. Wenik was selected to receive a 2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Award (“Burton Award”) for his co-authored submission, “Entering a New Era: Criminalizing Health Care Non-Compliance,” which was originally published by AHLA Connections.

  • Yale Law School (J.D., 1985)
    • Editor, Yale Law Journal
    • Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review
  • State University of New York at Albany (B.A., 1982)
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    — Co-Chair, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, Enforcement Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    — Programs Committee, Health and Hospital Law Section
    Class Actions Committee
  • American Bar Association
    — Section on Health Law
    — Section on Litigation
    — Section on Criminal Justice
    Co-Chair, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee, White Collar Crime Committee, Section on Criminal Justice
    Past Co-Chair, Mid-Atlantic Regional Committee, White Collar Crime Committee, Section on Criminal Justice
    Committee Liaison to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, American Bar Association, White Collar Crime, Mid-Atlantic Regional Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Eastern District Association
  • Yale Law School Association Executive Committee, Regional Representative for New Jersey (2016-2018)
  • Yale Law School Association of New Jersey
    — Past President
  • Seton Hall Law School
    — Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing