Roger Lewis Weighs in on Seventh Circuit’s Recent FCA Ruling Regarding ‘Objectively Reasonable’ Interpretations and the Supreme Court’s Consideration of the Government’s FCA Dismissal Power
Roger Lewis is a principal in the firm’s Litigation Group. His practice focuses on the federal and state False Claims Acts, and complex commercial litigation in the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Since Mr. Lewis has joined Goldberg Kohn's False Claims Act practice, the firm's cases have returned more than half a billion dollars to state and federal treasuries. In addition to general commercial contract and tort matters, his cases have involved lending and financial institution litigation, consumer and property tax litigation, False Claims Act litigation and partnership and shareholder issues. He has extensive experience in protecting the rights of secured creditors in bankruptcy and insolvency litigation in courts nationwide. Mr. Lewis aggressively pursues litigation objectives within the framework of the client's broader goals, counseling clients thoughtfully and rigorously through their most complex, high-stakes matters. His commercial litigation experience includes cases in Illinois, Ohio, New York, California, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, Missouri and Kansas.
Mr. Lewis is admitted to practice in Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1995 and his B.A., with honors, in political science and psychology from Stanford University in 1992. He served as law clerk to the Honorable James B. Moran, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, from 1995 to 1996. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Mr. Lewis proudly serves as Chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee, which oversees and coordinates pro bono activities across the firm. He also serves on the firm's Administrative Committee and Professional Responsibility Committee. Mr. Lewis also serves as Chair of the Board of the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, a non-profit organization devoted to fairness in courts.