- J.D., Duke University, 1994
- A.B., Dartmouth College, 1991
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, D.C., and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
- United States District Court for the Southern, Central, Eastern, Northern Districts of California, and the Eastern District of Texas
Mr. Daucher specializes in business litigation with emphasis on contract, health care, and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Daucher has represented clients in a wide range of industries including technology, consumer products, fiduciary and banking services, food and alcohol, health care, and energy.
- Successfully challenged validity of Federal hospice cap regulation (in more than 10 district courts and before 2 courts of appeals), won suspension and replacement of regulation, and set aside of cap repayment demands in excess of $75 million.
- Won $6.4 million jury verdict against Cisco Systems for breach of deal registration and wrongful termination of reseller, including judicial invalidation of key Cisco reseller agreement clauses (2008).
- Won $16 million jury verdict against commercial institution for fraud (2006).
- Defeated claim of constructive trust over undeveloped land valued in excess of $20 million (bench trial 2006).
- Defeated trustee petition to confirm extraordinary compensation of $45 million to trustee and affiliates (bench trial 2005).
- Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rated
- Southern California Super Lawyer, 2010-2014
- "Elect that Proportional Method," Caring, September 2011
- "Who Protects the Intellectual Property of your Business?" April 10, 2006
- "Bankruptcy Considerations In Intellectual Property Licensing - Concerning The Unthinkable," March 4, 2005
Hospice Law Blog Posts
- "New CMS Hospice Item Set Reporting Invades Privacy Rights," June 18, 2014
- "CMS Proposes: Calculate Your Own Cap (CYOC)," June 3, 2014
- "Notes from AHLA Presentation on Post Payment Audits," March 12, 2014
- "Notes On Increasing Acute and Post-Acute Integration," March 5, 2014
- "MEDPac’s View of the Hospice Benefit: December Meeting Update," January 10, 2014
- "Hospice to Provide “Virtually All” Care – First Up, Prescription Drugs," December 19, 2013
- "'Tis The Season for Hospice Probe Edits – Be Ready," November 7, 2013
- "Hospice Face 2 Face Audit Update," October 14, 2013
- "A Review of CMS’ Approach to $125 Million Recoupment of Payments to Providers for Services to Incarcerated / Unlawfully Present Beneficiaries," August 5, 2013
- "Hospice Cap Calculation Update," August 2, 2013
- "Hospice Cap: Past, Present, and Future," May 10, 2013
- "ZPIC/RAC Audits – What You Need To Know," February 26, 2013
- Presenter: Hospice and Home Health Litigation, given before the American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting for Long Term Care and the Law Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (2012)
- Speaker: Recent Development in Hospice Litigation, given to American Health Lawyers Association (2011)
- Speaker: Mitigating Operating Risk In Channel, given to Channel Focus Working Group (2010)
- Panelist: Deconstructing the Agent Agreement, given at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas (2009)
- Presenter: Litigation E-Discovery: What You Need To Know Before Litigation, given before the Dartmouth Lawyers Association (2006)
- Panelist: Bankruptcy Considerations in Intellectual Property Licensing: Concerning The Unthinkable, before the Orange County Patent Law Association (2005)
- Panelist: Advertising in the Outfield: Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions, given before the American Corporate Counsel Association, Southern California Chapter (2003)
- Chair, Orange County Bar Association Judiciary Committee
- Board Member, Orange County Bar Foundation
- Chair, Irvine Unified School District, Finance Committee
- Board Member, Intervention Center for Early Childhood