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J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center

B.A., Westmont College

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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.

Representative Experience

  • 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.

Professional Experience

  • 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)

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