Silvija Strikis has been a member of Kellogg Huber
Hansen since 2001. She enjoys a practice that includes
a variety of matters ranging from False Claims Act
cases, business disputes, professional malpractice
cases, and intellectual property matters. Before and
during law school, she practiced as a Certified Public
Accountant for several years, and that experience
provides her with a strong background to advise clients
about, and to litigate, issues involving claims of
accounting and auditing malpractice, as well as other
financial issues, including computation and presentation
of damages. She graduated from University of
Maryland, University College, summa cum laude, with a
degree in Information Systems Management in 1985 and
earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center,
also summa cum laude, in 1995. In addition to serving
as a Bristow Fellow (attorney) in the Office of the
Solicitor General of the United States, she was a law
clerk to the Honorable Harry T. Edwards, then Chief
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C.
Circuit, as well as the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor
of the Supreme Court of the United States. While at the
firm, she has represented a wide range of clients in all
stages of litigation and appeal, including through
discovery, motions practice, and oral arguments. She
Georgetown University Law
Center, J.D., summa cum laude,
University of Maryland, University
College, B.S., summa cum laude,
Certified Public Accountant
Law Clerk, Justice Sandra Day
O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court,
Bristow Fellow, Office of the
Solicitor General of the United
States, 1996-1997
Law Clerk, Judge Harry T.
Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals,
Articles Editor, The
Georgetown Law Journal,

Silvija A. Strikis
also has considerable experience with representing
clients in mediation and arbitration hearings, as well as in
Multi District Litigation proceedings. She also has
represented clients in resolving investigations and claims
successfully, without requiring litigation.
United States ex rel. Westmoreland v. Amgen, No. 1:06-
cv-10972 (D. Mass.) & 652 F.3d 103 (1st Cir. 2011)
Representation of relator in a case alleging that Amgen
and other companies violated federal and state False
Claims Acts by causing the submission of fraudulent
claims to Medicare and Medicaid relating to “overfill”
amounts in vials of Amgen’s flagship anemia drug and
other misconduct. This case was unsealed in the District
of Massachusetts, heavily litigated up to the eve of trial,
and settled shortly before trial, resulting in criminal fines
and civil damages of more than $700 million. See The
case also included successful appeal from dismissal of
state FCA claims in the First Circuit.
United States ex rel. Wright v. Chevron USA, Inc., et al.,
No. 5:03-CV-264 (E.D. Tex.)
Representation of relator in a federal False Claims Act
case involving failure to pay natural gas royalties to the
United States. Case resulted in settlements totaling
more than $275 million by major natural gas
manufacturers, including ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco,
and BP. See, e.g.,
Navistar International Corporation v. Deloitte & Touche
LLP, No. 2011 L 004269 (Cir. Ct. Cook County, Illinois)
Representation of publicly traded company in
successfully asserting claims against the company’s
former auditor.
District of Columbia Circuit, 1995-
Contributor: Stalked: Breaking the Silence on the Crime
of Stalking in America, Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster
Elements Required for Qualifying as an Innocent Spouse
Still Far from Clear, 81 Journal of Taxation 354 (1994)
Service Increases Use of ‘Impeding IRS’ Provision To
Prosecute Tax Professionals, 80 Journal of Taxation 362
Double Jeopardy, 22nd Annual Review of Criminal
Procedure, 81 The Georgetown Law Journal 853 (1993)
Stopping Stalking, 81 The Georgetown Law Journal
2771 (1993)
Contributor: Proving and Defending Damage Claims: A
Fifty-State Guide, Wolters Klower Law & Business
Publishers (updated annually)