Christian D. Sheehan

Christian D. Sheehan

Senior Associate

Christian Sheehan focuses his practice on white collar litigation, with a particular emphasis on defending clients in False Claims Act investigations and litigation. Mr. Sheehan has also litigated parallel administrative matters before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and represented clients before federal appellate courts.

Experience

  • (E.D. Mich.) – Defended government contractor in False Claims Act case brought by the government alleging violations of Truth in Negotiations Act in price negotiations and claiming damages of potentially upwards of $400 million that resulted in a cost of litigation settlement.
  • (C.D. Ill.) – Successfully defended government contractor in False Claims Act case brought by the government seeking damages of $150 million based on alleged fraud in connection with settlement of subcontractor's requests for equitable adjustment. Government voluntarily dismissed FCA claims with prejudice.
  • (C.D. Ill.) – Defending government contractor in intervened qui tam related to former employees' alleged acceptance of kickbacks from subcontractors.

Perspectives

SCOTUS Again Declines to Revisit Escobar
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
"Counterintuitive" but Perhaps Not "Absurd?"—Supreme Court Hears Argument on Whether Relators Can Take Advantage of Three-Year Tolling and Government Knowledge in FCA Cases
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
Join Our Qui Notes Team for a CLE Program on FCA Defense for Government Contractors
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
Eighth Circuit Breathes New Life into Rule 9(b)
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
Fifth Circuit Gives Relator a Crash Course in Issue Preclusion
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
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Recognition

Super Lawyers
"Rising Stars" District of Columbia (2018)
"Rising Stars" Pennsylvania (2016)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2011, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government, American University, 2007, magna cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US Court of Federal Claims
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, The Honorable D. Michael Fisher
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