Overview

Christian 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 Honorable 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).

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Education

Villanova University School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Villanova Law Review (2010)

Virginia Tech
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2007)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • SeniorLaw Center — Board Member, Member of the Program and Personnel Committee, 2016-20

Honors

  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021 
  • Villanova University School of Law — Raynes McCartney Award for Best Brief
  • Villanova University School of Law — Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Awards Methodology
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