Carroll Skehan’s practice covers a variety of litigation and investigation matters, including complex civil litigation, government and internal investigations, and white-collar criminal defense.

Practice & Background

Ms. Skehan has represented individual and corporate clients in matters before state and federal courts, as well as in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice and various federal agencies. She regularly assists companies in conducting investigations and responding to government inquiries related to compliance matters and allegations of fraud. Ms. Skehan also has particular experience representing clients in cases brought under the False Claims Act (FCA).

Ms. Skehan received her J.D. magna cum laude in May 2012 from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she was a lead articles editor of the Catholic University Law Review. She earned her B.A. cum laude in English from the College of the Holy Cross.

Representative Matters

  • represented one of the nation’s largest operators of skilled nursing facilities in a multiweek jury trial that resulted in judgment of no liability under the FCA
  • represented a multinational consulting firm in a State Department Office of Inspector General investigation of whistleblower retaliation allegations that resulted in no finding of wrongdoing by the client
  • represented a defense and government services contractor in investigating kickback and false claims accusations and negotiating an FCA settlement
  • represented an aerospace manufacturer in responding to several grand jury subpoenas related to a counterfeit-parts investigation that resulted in no finding of criminal liability for the client.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Implied Certification and Materiality: Then and Now in False Claims Act Lawsuits,” The Knowledge Group, Webinar, September 7, 2018