Christopher J. Mannion is a litigator who defends clients in white collar matters and also represents businesses involved in complex civil litigation. His white collar work includes counseling clients that are the target of criminal investigations and defending companies in qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute. In his complex civil litigation practice, Christopher represents clients in cases alleging copyright infringement, fraud, breach of contract, and violations of state unfair trade practices acts.
Christopher has also served a full-time secondment in the Office of the General Counsel at a major technology company. During that time, he handled internal investigations and managed a variety of special projects.
In Christopher’s active pro bono practice, he helps lead the firm’s participation in the Committee of Seventy’s Election Day Voter Protection Program. This program provides support for Pennsylvania voters and election officials in both primary and general elections. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania appointed him to represent a plaintiff in his civil rights action, and the Superior Court of New Jersey appointed him to represent a defendant in parole revocation proceedings.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Christopher was a law clerk to Judge Thomas N. O’Neill Jr. of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. During law school, he had internships in the chambers of Judge Thomas Ambro of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and at the US Sentencing Commission in Washington, DC.
Mr. Mannion’s recent representations include:
Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in a federal investigation and subsequent qui tam action alleging off-label promotion;
Representation of a multinational oil and gas supplier in an indemnity demand;
Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in an action by a state Attorney General alleging violations of the state unfair trade practices act, and a parallel declaratory judgment proceeding seeking a declaration that the Attorney General’s action is unconstitutional;
Representation of a textbook manufacturer in a series of cases alleging copyright infringement and fraud;
Representation of a chain of pharmacies in a class action alleging fraud and violations of the state unfair trade practices act;
Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in a qui tam action alleging submission of false pricing reports to the government.
University of Scranton, 2005, B.S.
Villanova University School of Law, 2009, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
Clerkship to Judge Thomas O'Neill of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania