J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Westmont College
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District of Columbia Bar
Shane represents individual and corporate clients in government and internal investigations, civil enforcement matters, criminal investigations and prosecutions, and other litigation. He regularly conducts internal investigations to assess allegations of misconduct and potential exposure and advises on disclosure obligations and corrective actions. Shane also defends government contractors and other clients accused of false claims, fraud, and kickbacks. He often assists clients in responding to subpoenas and civil investigative demands, including managing the preservation, collection, and production of electronically-stored information.
- As a core part of the litigation team, defended a shipbuilder in a $400 million False Claims Act case and won sanctions against the government for discovery violations.
- Conducted an investigation for a Fortune 500 technology company regarding potential antitrust violations.
- Litigated a $300 million False Claims Act case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia during extensive discovery, dispositive briefing, and multiple appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
- Counseled a non-profit regarding potential claims following a multi-million dollar embezzlement scheme.
- Convinced a U.S. Attorney’s Office to discontinue an investigation into potential False Claims Act violations as a result of transactions with a subsidiary in a highly-regulated industry.
- Advised a Fortune 500 company regarding allegations of kickbacks to government officials.
- Represented a law firm under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to municipal bond offerings.
- Conducted an investigation for a major consulting firm regarding theft of trade secrets.
- Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section (2011)
- Extern, the Honorable Chief Judge Wiley Daniel, U.S. District Court of Colorado (2010)
News & Insights
- September 20, 2016 | AlertSEC Continues its Assault on Lawyers – This Time in Government Contracting for Failure to Disclose False Claims Act LiabilityKevin B. Muhlendorf, Shane B. Kelly
- June 28, 2016 | Online Webinar | Speaking EngagementUnited Health Services: Reshaping the False Claims Act Liability Landscape for Federal ContractorsWiley Rein
- June 16, 2016 | Alert
- June 16, 2016 | AlertSupreme Court Holds “Implied Certification” a Valid Theory under the False Claims Act But Establishes a Strong New Defense for Defendants
- June 16, 2016 | Teleforum | Speaking EngagementHow “False” Must a Claim be under the False Claims Act? The Supreme Court Decides Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. EscobarThe Federalist SocietyShane B. Kelly, Speaker, Mark B. Sweet, Speaker
- June 9, 2016 | AlertMorgan Stanley Pays $1 Million in Settlement with SEC Over Failure to Protect Customer Data from Insider
- May 25, 2016 | AlertKevin B. Muhlendorf, Shane B. Kelly
- April 19, 2016 | Alert
- April 6, 2016 | ArticleLaw360
- January 28, 2016 | Speaking EngagementThe Federalist Society Litigation Practice Group PodcastShane B. Kelly, Speaker, Stephen J. Obermeier, Speaker
- January 2016 | NewsletterCampaign Finance Compliance Structures More Important Than Ever in Light of Criminal Enforcement Trends
- November 4, 2015 | Press Release
- Summer 2015 | NewsletterSeventh Circuit Holds “Implied Certifications” Do Not Create False Claims Act Liability and Deepens Circuit Split
- May 26, 2015 | AlertSupreme Court Rules the Statute of Limitations of the Civil False Claims Act is Not Tolled During Wartime
- April 2015 | ArticleU.S. Supreme Court Appears Poised to Eliminate Indefinite False Claims Act Tolling in Wartime and Could Permit Successive Qui Tam ActionsPratt's Government Contracting Law Report
- January 13, 2015 | AlertU.S. Supreme Court Appears Poised to Eliminate Indefinite False Claims Act Tolling in Wartime and Could Permit Successive Qui Tam Actions
- February 2014 | Article
- September 2013 | NewsletterFriends With Detriments: Former Massachusetts Speaker and Lobbyist Fail to Overturn Corruption Convictions on Appeal
- August 28, 2013 | ArticleFifth Circuit Limits Liability under the False Claims Act for “Certifications” and Offers a New FrameworkRoderick L. Thomas, Shane B. Kelly
- July/August 2013 | ArticleThe Metropolitan Corporate Counsel