Christopher E. Hale: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Christopher E. Hale

Phone213.617.5513

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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Litigation
 
University Cornell University, B.S., 2001
 
Law SchoolStanford University, J.D., 2004 Executive Editor, Stanford Law Review
 
Admitted2004, California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
 
Memberships 

Memberships

•Member, State Bar of California

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

 
Biography

Overview

Chris Hale is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Hale specializes in commercial litigation and government contracts, with an emphasis on general business disputes, intellectual property, and investigations.

In the general business context, Mr. Hale has represented businesses and individuals in litigation and arbitrations related to contractual disputes, business torts, and trade secrets claims. He has significant experience in drafting and opposing pleadings and motions, propounding and responding to discovery, fact gathering and analysis, and witness consultation.

In the government contracts area, Mr. Hale has counseled clients in the general commercial, defense, and health care industries on a wide variety of government contracting issues, including bid protests, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and other state and federal laws and regulations.

Honors
•Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010

Publications & News

Articles
•Best Practices For Corporate Internal Investigations
Law360, March 11, 2014

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts

•Recent Remarks By Officials Reinforce DOJ’s Focus On Criminal Fraud Investigations And Prosecutions Of Culpable Individuals, September 29, 2014
•Proceed with Caution: D.C. District Court Says Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Do Not Survive Internal Fraud Investigation Conducted by Non-Attorneys, March 25, 2014
•GAO Reports FY 2013 Bid Protest Statistics, January 21, 2014
•Non-Protestable Task Order Procurement Decision Shuts Out Incumbent Contractor, October 23, 2013
•Avoiding Embarrassment In Contract Disputes Act Litigation: Routine vs. Non-Routine Requests For Payment, May 14, 2012
•New Personal Conflict Of Interest Rules For Contractors, November 16, 2011
•Trimming the Fat in Government Subcontracts -- Recognizing What Really Needs to Be Flowed Down by the Prime, August 12, 2009

 
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Recent Remarks By Officials Reinforce DOJ’s Focus On Criminal Fraud Investigations And Prosecutions Of Culpable Individuals
Christopher E. Hale, October 9, 2014
In a trio of speeches given at separate events on September 17, 2014, Department of Justice (“DOJ”) officials announced new initiatives and points of emphasis in the Government’s ongoing efforts to hold corporations and corporate officers criminally liable in the aftermath of the...

Proceed with Caution: D.C. District Court Says Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Do Not Survive Internal Fraud Investigation Conducted by Non-Attorneys
Christopher E. Hale,Bora P. Rawcliffe, March 27, 2014
On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al. that should serve as a wake-up call for all companies conducting internal compliance investigations to evaluate whether those investigations are...

Corporate Internal Investigations: Best Practices
Bryan D. Daly,Melissa K. Eaves,Christopher E. Hale, March 10, 2014
A CEO receives an anonymous call claiming that someone is stealing company trade secrets or that an employee is taking kickbacks from a vendor. A GC gets a call from the HR director who has an employee accusing the company of submitting false bills to a government agency. You are served by a...

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Christopher E. Hale

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448




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