Chris McLamb

Chris McLamb is an associate in Constantine Cannon’s Washington, DC office.  He represents whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits brought under the Federal and various state False Claims Acts, as well as claims made under the whistleblower programs of the Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Department of Transportation. He has also represented local governments in False Claims Act matters.

Chris represents whistleblowers from numerous fields. His cases have involved high-profile infrastructure projects, defense contractors, “unicorn” technology startups, healthcare providers, and large financial institutions. He is currently part of the legal team pursuing a qui tam case alleging the nation’s largest wireless carriers overcharged the State of California and local governments across the state by failing to provide contractually promised cost-saving services.

Chris also regularly writes on legal issues relating to whistleblowers and fraud. His articles have been featured in The Hill, the Daily Journal, and industry trade magazines. Outside of work, Chris serves on the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society’s Bay Area Lawyer Chapter. He has also spoken at Stanford Law School about the role of affirmative litigation in protecting economic and social justice.

Chris graduated from Stanford Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and a Public Interest Fellow.  While in law school, Chris represented children with disabilities as part of Stanford’s Youth and Education Law Project and worked as a summer associate at a San Francisco law firm that focuses on consumer, employment, and civil-rights matters. Prior to law school, Chris graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa society and received the Lynne Cooper Harvey Writing Prize in American Culture Studies.

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SB 8 Reveals the Difference Between a Private Vigilante Law and a Private Attorney General Statute

Whistleblower attorneys Poppy Alexander and Chris McLamb were published in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, SB 8 Reveals the Difference Between a Private Vigilante...

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Protecting consumers requires protecting and incentivizing whistleblowers, too

Whistleblower attorneys Chris McLamb and Hallie Noecker were published in The Hill, Protecting consumers requires protecting and incentivizing whistleblowers, too (October 5, 2021).

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Another Missed Chance to Strengthen California’s False Claims Act

On September 8, 2020, whistleblower attorneys Ari Yampolsky and Chris McLamb published an article in the Daily Journal discussing the California State Senate’s failure to...

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Constantine Cannon Attorneys Provide Comments on Model Whistleblower Award and Protection Act

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has proposed a Model Whistleblower Award and Protection Act that would serve as a guide for states across...

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Why a whistleblower could do what Mueller couldn't

The Hill publishes article by Chris McLamb and Leah Judge. Click here to read more.

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Bill aims to clarify the CFCA

Daily Journal publishes article by Leah Judge and Chris McLamb.  Click here to read the article.

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Prescription for Chiropractors: Are Your Medicare Billing Procedures Out of Alignment?

The American Chiropractor (April 2017). Click here to read the article.

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