Colin is a former federal prosecutor from the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he uniquely served in both the civil and criminal divisions. He focuses his practice on defending individuals and organizations in a wide variety of highly sensitive matters. Colin also conducts internal investigations for institutions and corporations. His broad experience includes representing clients in complex criminal, civil, and regulatory matters, involving, among other things, allegations of health care fraud, False Claims Act violations, securities fraud, public corruption and government contracting fraud. Colin also has extensive experience in matters affecting licensed medical professionals, including cases involving controlled substance act violations, opioid diversion allegations, and billing fraud.
Immediately before joining Flannery | Georgalis, Colin served as a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh from 2012 to 2019. During his time as a federal prosecutor, Colin served as the Office’s affirmative civil enforcement coordinator. In that capacity, Colin led a team of attorneys responsible for investigating and prosecuting cases involving allegations of fraud against the United States, including violations of the False Claims Act. Collectively, such cases returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the United States. Colin led the prosecution of a False Claims Act case against the country’s second-largest for-profit college group, which ultimately resulted in a $95.5 million settlement with the Department of Justice, the largest ever reached with a for-profit college. In recognition of his work on this landmark matter, Colin received the Council of Inspectors General Award for Excellence. More recently, Colin co-led a major False Claims Act investigation of a regional hospital system and its CEO, which the Department of Justice subsequently sued for alleged multi-million dollar violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Colin also handled criminal and civil cases involving health care fraud, violations of the controlled substances act, money laundering, elder abuse and fraud, violent crime, national security matters, and cybercrime.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Colin was an attorney at two prominent law firms in Washington D.C., where his practice focused on complex civil and criminal litigation. Before entering private practice, he clerked at both the trial and appellate court levels for the Honorable James S. Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the Honorable D. Brooks Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif (J.D., 2005)
University of Dayton, cum laude (B.A. Political Science 2001)
Western District of Pennsylvania
Eastern District of New York
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals