HEATHER IRWIN assists in the representation of a wide variety of clients in commercial litigation and disputes, as well as government investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulators. Heather has extensive experience drafting privilege logs and utilizing electronic discovery, including predictive coding and technology assisted reviews, to provide efficient and cost effective representation for clients.
Heather’s representative matters include:
- General Services Administration Schedule contractors in connection with a qui tam lawsuit and related DOJ investigations under the False Claims Act alleging violations of the price reduction clause
- Represented a registered investment adviser in an SEC investigation of alleged violations of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940
- Managing and creating a litigation database for foreign counsel regarding multidistrict litigation for a major financial institution in a series of cases arising out of the collapse of an Italian dairy giant
Prior to joining Sidley, Heather worked at the State Attorney’s Office in Sarasota, Florida. She clerked at the District Attorney’s Office during law school in Macon, Georgia, and returned to the State Attorney’s Office in Sarasota as a prosecutor in the Misdemeanor and Juvenile Divisions after earning her J.D.
Admissions & Certifications
- District of Columbia
- Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2000
- University of South Florida, B.A., 1997 (cum laude)