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Sam W. McCahon - Fall 2011 Patrik W. Neustrom Practitioner in Residence

Photograph: Sam McCahon.The Center for Excellence in Advocacy is pleased to host Sam W. McCahon Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15 as the fall 2011 Patrik W. Neustrom Practitioner in Residence. During his visit Mr. McCahon will make several presentations, attend classes, and visit with students and faculty.

Mr. McCahon has twenty two years of experience working with legal compliance issues, having represented the U.S. Government, private clients and corporations in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings. He has also proactively established compliance programs for corporations doing business with the U.S. Government. He uses a multi-disciplinary approach when establishing compliance programs for overseas contractors, incorporating cultural, religious and historical variables into his methodology.

Mr. McCahon's educational background includes a B.A. in Criminology and a M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration. His J.D. is from Washburn University and he has also received a Masters of Legal Letters (LLM) degree from The College of William & Mary.

In addition to his private practice experience, Mr. McCahon has had the following government experience regarding compliance with laws and regulations, focusing on the areas of Contracting and Procurement:

  • Procurement Fraud Advisor, U.S. Army: Korea, Bosnia, Hungary, Croatia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
  • Trial Attorney, Army Procurement Fraud Division, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia (Civil Division).
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri (Criminal Division, health care fraud).
  • Associate General Counsel, U.S. Marshals Service.
  • Missouri Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division (health care fraud).

During the course of Mr. McCahon's military career, he has lived and worked in: Afghanistan; Bosnia; Croatia; Hungary; Iraq; Kuwait; Lebanon; and Saudi Arabia. The McCahon Law Offices represent clients in establishing compliance programs, transactional matters and litigation. He is also a frequent lecturer to government and contractor personnel in the areas of compliance with the rule of law in contingency areas and trafficking in persons.