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Mr. Gary L. Ayers
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Foulston Siefkin LLP - Wichita
1551 N Waterfront Pkwy
Ste 100
Wichita
Kansas
67206-6605  United States
 [ Map ]
316 267-6371 (Phone)
866 346-1938 (Fax)
  Sedgwick (7)
  9/14/1979
  9/14/1979
  Kansas
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PRACTICE AREAS
• Health Care
• Commercial & Complex Litigation
• Intellectual Property
PRACTICE EMPHASIS
Mr. Ayers has represented clients in state and federal lawsuits involving a wide variety
of contract disputes, government investigations (Medicare, Medicaid and Department
of Defense), white collar crime, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, trademark and trade
dress, and the corporate practice of medicine. Mr. Ayers enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law
Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers and is listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®,
Guide to The Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Chambers
USA as a leading health care and commercial litigation attorney in the United States. In
2016, he was named by The Best Lawyers in America® the Wichita Health Care Law Lawyer
of the Year. His peer memberships include the Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys
and the American Association of Health Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the Kansas Bar
Foundation.
LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Reported Cases
• CrateTech, Inc. v. StockBox Logistics, LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50042 (D. Kan. April 16,
2015) (trade secret case)
• Value Place Franchise Servs., LLC v. Hugh Black-St. Mary Enters., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5541
(D. Kan. January 16, 2015) (breach of contract)
• United States ex rel. Minge v. Tect Aero., Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64129 (D. Kan. May 8,
2012) and 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46360 (D. Kan. April 3, 2012) (qui tam case)
• Totonelly v. Galichia Med. Group, P.A., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24202 (D. Kan. February 27,
2012) (breach of contract)
• Braun v. Promise Reg’l Med. Center-Hutchinson, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145018 (D. Kan.
December 16, 2011) (breach of contract)
• Planned Parenthood of Kan. & Mid-Missouri v. Moser, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117526 (D. Kan.
October 11, 2011); and Planned Parenthood of Kan. & Mid-Missouri v. Brownback, 799 F.
Supp. 2d 1218 (D. Kan. 2011); Reversed by, Vacated by, Remanded by Planned Parenthood
of Kan. & Mid-Mo. v. Moser, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 5467 (10th Cir. Mar. 25, 2014) (Title
X/Supremacy Clause/1st Amendment)
• Karraker v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., 411 F.3d 831 (7th Cir. 2005) (gender preference discrimination)
United States ex rel. Sikkenga v. Regence Bluecross Blueshield, 472 F.3d 702 (10th Cir. 2006) (qui
tam case)
• Randles v. Galichia Med. Group, P.A., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92428 (December 18, 2006)
(dismissal of ERISA benefit plan action)
• United States ex rel. Wynne v. Blue Cross Blue Shield, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95103 (D. Kan.
December 8, 2006) (qui tam case)
• Endotech USA v. Biocompatibles Int’l PLC, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18623 (E.D. La. October
24, 2000)
• Maximus, Inc. v. Thompson, 78 F. Supp. 2d 1182 (D. Kan. 1999) (noncompete/trade secret/breach
of contract)
• United States ex rel. Hafter v. Specter Emergency Care, 9 F. Supp. 2d 1273 (D. Kan. 1998);
affirmed United States ex rel. Hafter v. Spectrum Emergency Care, Inc., 190 F.3d 1156 (10th Cir.
1999) (qui tam case)
• Paul’s Beauty College v. United States, 885 F. Supp. 1468 (D. Kan. 1995)
• Curtis 1000 v. Pierce, 905 F. Supp. 898 (D. Kan. 1995); and 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15942
(October 25, 1994); and 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12410 (D. Kan. August 24, 1994)
• City of Wichita v. Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., 24 F.3d 1282; 1994 (10th Cir. 1994); 24 F.3d
1282 (D. Kan. 1994) (telephone franchise fees)
• Woodmont Corp. v. Rockwood Ctr. Partnership, 858 F. Supp. 158 (D. Kan. 1994); 852 F. Supp.
948 (D. Kan. 1994); and 811 F. Supp. 1478 (D. Kan. 1993) (breach of contract and defamation)
• Executive Aircraft Consulting, Inc. v. Towers Financial Corp., 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20238 (D.
Kan. December 1, 1992) (personal jurisdiction)
• Peoples Nat’l Bank v. Darling, 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4056 (D. Kan. March 18, 1992)
• Koch Oil Co. v. Shaw, 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1344 (D. Kan. January 6, 1992)
• Executive Aircraft Consulting, Inc. v. Towers Financial Corp., 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20238
(December 1, 1992)
• Lodgistix, Inc. v. Tollman-Hundley Hotels Corp., 1991 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16025 (D. Kan.
October 31, 1991)
• Peoples Nat’l Bank v. Darling, 1991 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4230 (D. Kan. April 1, 1991) and 1992
U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4056 (March 18, 1992)
• Wright v. United States, 1991 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19479 (D. Kan. January 27, 1991)
• Data Prods. v. Reppart, 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16330 (D. Kan. 1990) (copyright infringement)
• St. Mary of Plains College v. Higher Education Loan Program, Inc., 1989 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
15721 (D. Kan. December 15, 1989)
• Peoples’ Sav. & Loan Asso. v. First Federal Sav. & Loan Asso., 677 F. Supp. 1104 (D. Kan.
1988)
• Baker v. Penn Mut. Life Ins. Co., 788 F.2d 650 (10th Cir. 1986) (breach of contract)
• Meairs v. Webber, 342 P.3d 2; 2015 Kan. App. Unpub. LEXIS 52 (January 23, 2015) (farm
lease)
• Traster v. Traster, 301 Kan. 88; 339 P.3d 778 (2014); and 48 Kan. App. 2d 356 (2012)
• Hill v. Kan. Dep’t of Labor, 292 Kan. 17; 248 P.3d 1287 (2011); and 42 Kan. App. 2d 215
(2009)
• Idbeis v. Wichita Surgical Specialists, P.A., 279 Kan. 755 (2005) (heart surgeon restrictive covenants)
(counsel for defendant) and Idbeis v. Wichita Surgical Specialists, P.A., 285 Kan. 485 (2007)
• Welch v. Via Christi Health Partners, 281 Kan. 732 (2006) (minority rights in LP/LLC merger)
(counsel for defendant)
“Ethics Minefields: Whistleblowers, Internal Investigations, and Responding to the
Government,” Ethics Seminar for Corporate Counsel, March 2013.
• “Ethics Minefields: Whistleblowers, Internal Investigations, and Responding to the
Government,” Foulston Siefkin Ethics Seminar, October 2012.
• “Top Developments in Health Law in 2012,” Foulston Siefkin Kansas Health Law
Institute, October 2012.
• “Update of State and Federal Enforcement Initiatives,” Foulston Siefkin Kansas Health
Law Institute, October 2012.
• “Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Health Care Reform,” Foulston Siefkin
Kansas Health Law Institute, October 2010.
• “Updates of Enforcement Activity from RACs, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, the
Kansas Attorney General, and the U.S. Department of Justice,” Foulston Siefkin Kansas
Health Law Institute, October 2010.
• “Overview of the New Health Care Reform Act: Patient Protection and Affordable Care
and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Acts of 2010 (“PPACH”),” Wichita Bar
Association, 2010.
• “Incident To” Billing and Reimbursement, Health Law Institute, September 2008.
• “2008 Health Care Case Law Update,” Sunflower (Kansas) Chapter Healthcare Financial
Management Association Quarterly Meeting, July 2008.
• “Kansas Health Care-Governmental Structure & Control,” Foulston Siefkin Kansas
Health Law Basics Conference, April 2008.
PUBLICATIONS
• Kansas Supreme Court Enforces Heart Surgeon Noncompete Agreement, Foulston Siefkin Issue
Alert, June 7, 2005.
• OIG 2005 Work Plan Identifies Enforcement Priorities, Foulston Siefkin Issue Alert, October
19, 2004.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• Youth Horizons – Past Board Member
• Rotary Club International – East Wichita Member and Past President
• Music Theatre of Wichita – Past Board Member
• Stage One – Past Board Member
• Leadership Wichita
• First Baptist Church, Wichita
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