Christian E. Piccolo represents clients in a variety of complex commercial matters involving alleged false claims act violations, consumer protection claims, contract disputes, and products liability actions. Christian participates in all aspects of litigation from pre-complaint counseling to trial. She also manages all aspects of the litigation process, including formulation of case strategy, drafting pleadings, discovery, conducting depositions, motion practice, and participating in trials.
Christian 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 submits position papers in defense of her clients, participates in interviews, and manages 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. 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).
Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Villanova University School of Law
Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)
- New Jersey
- Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Villanova Law Review
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), B.A., 2007, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa