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

Christopher E. Hale


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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


•Member, State Bar of California

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


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.


•Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2009, 2010


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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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