Chris McLamb is an associate in Constantine Cannon’s San Francisco 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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