B.A., University of Vermont; J.D. Vermont Law School; LL.M., George Washington University
Mr. Rhoad is a partner resident in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring LLP and is active in the firm’s Health Care, Government Contracts and Antitrust groups. He is co-leader of the firm’s Health Care Litigation Team and his primary area of specialization relative to the health care industry is complex litigation involving the federal False Claims Act, state false claims laws, fraud and abuse matters, antitrust claims, and criminal and civil government enforcement actions.
Mr. Rhoad also defends traditional government contractors in high-profile litigation involving federal False Claims Act/state false claims law issues, fraud and abuse matters, and related criminal and civil enforcement actions initiated by qui tam relators and/or brought by federal and state governmental authorities. In addition to defending clients in these matters, he also has significant experience in the successful representation of clients in various industries as plaintiffs in affirmative litigation to recover damages suffered due to antitrust violations and other anticompetitive conduct.
Prior to entering private practice in 1999, Mr. Rhoad served for nearly 6 years as an attorney/officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps in successive assignments as prosecutor, defense counsel, and civil litigation attorney. As both a prosecutor and defense counsel, Mr. Rhoad gained significant trial experience as lead counsel in numerous felony cases involving complex fraud issues.
As a civil litigation attorney, Mr. Rhoad served as lead agency counsel for the Department of the Navy working with U.S. Attorney Offices throughout the country in the litigation and trial of cases involving claims related to Department of the Navy activities. He attained the rank of lieutenant commander and received numerous awards and commendations for his service as a judge advocate in the Navy and with the federal government. Mr. Rhoad has taught at the Law School since 2002.