Chris has also successfully litigated cases to verdict in state and federal court and advocated on behalf of clients in administrative proceedings. Often, these civil matters accompany or follow government enforcement under the antitrust laws, Securities and Exchange Acts, False Claims Act, or healthcare regulation.
As a way of serving his local community and the profession, Chris actively participates in the American Bar Association and regularly volunteers with Dallas-area charitable organizations.
During 2012-2013, he served as the Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the world's largest young professional organization with over 130,000 young lawyer members and affiliation with 350 young lawyer organizations.
EducationJ.D., Duke University, 2005
B.A., History, Southern Methodist University, 2002
B.B.A., Finance, Southern Methodist University, 2002
Significant AccomplishmentsRepresented a psychiatric hospital in False Claims Act Investigation based on alleged violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute related to medical directorship agreements for physicians dedicated to elder care.
Represented clinical laboratory in False Claims Act investigation by the U.S. Attorneyâ€™s Office for the Northern District of Texas and the Department of Health and the Office of Personnel Management concerning claims submitted to which administers Federal Employee Health Benefit Programs for immunology testing services supporting personalized treatment of disease.
Represented national health insurance company in False Claims Act qui tam in the Middle District of Tennessee alleging violations of the False Claims Act in 26 states in connection with processing Medicaid third party liability claims. See United States ex rel. Kramer v. Humana Inc. (M.D. Tenn.). Obtained full declination and dismissal.
Represented national healthcare provider in sealed False Claims Act qui tam in the Northern District of Texas alleging unnecessary cardiac procedures at hospitals in ten states. Obtained full declination and dismissal.
Won summary judgment in qui tam action by whistleblower alleging fraud in government procurement contract for the refurbishment of U.S. Coast Guard vessels.
Represented enterprise software company at trial in Delaware Chancery Court challenging novel corporate takeover defense under Delaware law.
Represented corporate officer in civil litigation over stock options backdating practices.
Represented a medical device company in defending indirect purchaser claims by plaintiffs in companion case to U.S. v. Dentsply Int'l.
Defended manufacturing company against claims of accounting fraud related to financial restatement and earnings projection issues.
Member of trial team that won jury verdict and treble damages under the Texas Sales Representative Act (TSRA).
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