Christian E. Piccolo is an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
Commercial Litigation. Christian has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts. Her litigation experience extends to a variety of complex commercial matters involving alleged false claims act violations, consumer protection claims, contract disputes, and products liability actions. Christian has participated in all aspects of litigation from pre-complaint counseling to trial. She has managed all aspects of the litigation process, including formulation of case strategy, drafting pleadings, discovery, conducting depositions, motion practice, and participating in trials.
White Collar Investigations. Christian also has experience defending clients under investigation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Justice, and a wide range of other federal and state enforcement agencies. In particular, Christian has experience defending clients under investigation for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FERC’s Anti-Market Manipulation Rule, and the improper use of National Science Foundation Funding. In these engagements and others, Christian has submitted position papers in defense of her clients, participated in interviews, and managed the retrieval, organization, review, and production of electronic data in response to data requests and subpoenas.
Prior to joining the firm, Christian clerked for the Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In General. Christian earned her J.D., magna cum laude from Villanova University School of Law, where she was elected Order of the Coif. Christian was the managing editor of research and writing for the Villanova Law Review, and the recipient of the Raynes McCartney Award for Best Brief and the Dean's Merit Scholarship. During her time with the Villanova Law Review, she authored an article entitled Falling Through The Cracks: The Need for Enhanced Supervision in the Involuntary Outpatient Civil Commitment Setting, 54 VILL. L. Rev. 309 (2009).