In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2016 Escobar decision, the majority of litigation regarding that decision’s impact has concerned the issue of materiality. While the materiality predicate to False Claims Act (FCA) liability announced in Escobar has certainly assumed top billing, another aspect of the Supreme Court’s decision is increasingly getting attention: that is,
Samuel C. Ashworth advises clients on contract dispute matters, commercial litigation and white-collar defense. He has experience in numerous aspects of national security matters and investigations related to counterterrorism and foreign counterintelligence. As an intern at the National Security Division of the Department of Justice, Sam reviewed, for potential prosecution, open cases that involved American victims of overseas terrorism. He also wrote memos evaluating the capacity of foreign judicial systems to render justice to perpetrators of international terrorism against Americans, and regarding the status of pending investigations and open cases. Read Samuel C. Ashworth's full bio.