J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., cum laude, 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. He advises clients on appropriate remedial action and compliance issues, including workforce training and revisions to policies and procedures. Shane represents clients in complex cases through every phase of litigation. His work touches on a wide variety of substantive areas of law, including federal securities law, health care fraud, procurement fraud, political corruption and campaign finance, regulatory enforcement, the False Claims Act (FCA), antitrust laws, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- Lead associate in a $350 million FCA litigation through multiple rounds of fact discovery, multiple appeals, a petition for certiorari, and a trial to verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
- Represented a law firm under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to municipal bond offerings.
- As a core part of the litigation team, defended a shipbuilder in a $400 million FCA case and won sanctions against the government for discovery violations.
- Represented a medical device company in a complex investigation concerning alleged off-label promotion of medical devices.
- Conducted an investigation for a Fortune 500 technology company regarding potential antitrust violations.
- Counseled a non-profit regarding potential claims following a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scheme.
- Advised a Fortune 500 company regarding allegations of kickbacks to government officials.
- Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section (2011)
- Extern, the Honorable Chief Judge Wiley Daniel, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2010)
News & Insights
- February 2018 | NewsletterFederal Court Orders Production of Internal Investigation Memoranda to Third Parties Following Oral Disclosure to Government
- November 30, 2016 | Alert
- November 1, 2016 | Press Release
- September 20, 2016 | AlertSEC Continues its Assault on Lawyers – This Time in Government Contracting for Failure to Disclose False Claims Act Liability
- 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 | Alert
- 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 WartimeShane B. Kelly, Roderick L. Thomas
- 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 Framework
- July/August 2013 | ArticleThe Metropolitan Corporate Counsel