Chris Sabis, “Civil Fraud Enforcement in the Nation’s Healthcare Capital”
Chris Sabis concentrates his practice in the areas of Government Compliance
& Investigations and Litigation. He has extensive experience in False Claims
Act (FCA) matters involving allegations of healthcare and procurement fraud, white-collar fraud investigations, commercial litigation, and government
investigations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (“MLATs”). Chris has significant experience in the
mediation of FCA cases and is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court. He also has advised clients on provisions of
the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the CARES Act, including emergency leave provisions and the Paycheck Protection Program
enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before joining the firm, Chris served nearly a decade as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee. In addition to his regular
duties, he was the District’s Elder Justice Coordinator and International Affairs Coordinator. Before becoming an AUSA, Chris represented clients in
complex commercial litigation at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington, D.C. Chris was a law clerk to the Honorable Noël Anketell Kramer of the D.C.
Court of Appeals and the Honorable Joan Zeldon of the D.C. Superior Court
Chris earned his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Senior Notes Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He graduated
magna cum laude with a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Rochester.
Chris serves as a Hearing Examiner for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. He is a member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
and of the Tennessee Bar Association, where he has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Federal Practice Section. He is a member of the Nashville
Bar Association and Chair and former Secretary of its Historical Committee. Chris is also a member of the American Health Law Association, the Health
Care Compliance Association, and the American Bar Association.
Active in the community, Chris is the Co-Chair and Past Chair of the Board for Stars Nashville, a non-profit that provides prevention, intervention,
treatment, and training programs addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success in Tennessee schools.
He is a board member of Autism Tennessee and is the Environmental Sustainability Chair for the Rotary Club of Nashville. Chris has been an Adjunct
Professor of Law at Belmont University. He enjoys hockey, theater, and spending time with his wife and two young boys.