Dicta Me This: Implied False Certification to Materiality under the False Claims Act Post-Escobar
Stephens, Jacob J.
"Dicta Me This: Implied False Certification to Materiality under the False Claims Act Post-Escobar,"
University of Dayton Law Review: Vol. 44:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/udlr/vol44/iss2/7
Jacob Stephens is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Huron County Prosecutor's Office in Northern Ohio, practicing primarily within its Civil Division. His practice areas include real estate and public sector law, emphasizing county, township, and local government law, as well as appellate practice in the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals. A significant portion of his representation is committed to serving as the statutory counsel for the Huron County Treasurer in real estate tax lien foreclosure actions. However, he also assists in the representation of the other elected county officials and boards, including but not limited to the Veterans Service Commission, the Clerk of Courts, the Huron County Sheriff's Office, and various Boards of Township Trustees within Huron County Additionally, Jacob skillfully handles legal matters in the areas of zoning and land use, public meetings and public records law, and a litany of other areas concerning public entity representation. Jacob received his B.A. in Political Science from Northern Kentucky University and earned his Juris Doctor with a concentration in Intellectual Property from the University of Dayton School of Law, participating in the university's two-year J D. program, where he was a member of the Law Review staff. Additionally, Jacob has worked with the United States Air Force JAG Corps concerning government contracting and fraud matters, as well as completing a clerkship in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio for the Honorable Walter H. Rice. He and his lovely wife, Mary, reside in Sandusky, Ohio, where they are avid sailors along with their two cats, Winston and Evelynn.