“Representing whistleblowers who alert the government of fraud, folks who have been harmed en masse, and unions seeking to recoup damages from the anticompetitive practices of healthcare organizations is a privilege and honor. I believe ordinary people deserve extraordinary representation and work each day to move the needle toward a more just and inclusive world.”
Eaghan joined Wexler Boley & Elgersma in April 2022 to work on the firm’s False Claims Act, Class-Action, Antitrust, and Employment matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Eaghan served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General from 2020 to 2022, where he was responsible for briefing and arguing cases before Illinois’ trial courts, the Illinois Court of Appeals, the Illinois Supreme Court, and Illinois’ federal district courts.
Eaghan served as a law clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein from 2019 to 2020, where he was exposed to some of the state’s most pressing issues, and in his role, assisted the Justice in writing opinions in the “Flint Water” cases, which held that citizens could sue the State of Michigan for their injuries from ingesting tap water laced with lead, PFAS, and other harmful chemicals and bacteria.
While in law school, Eaghan interned for Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Judge Victoria A. Roberts, and two plaintiffs’ law firms that specialized in Class Action, Employment, and False Claims Act cases. While interning at one of those law firms, Eaghan assisted whistleblower attorneys litigating a seminal False Claims Act case before the United States Supreme Court, Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, 136 S. Ct. 1989 (2016), which set new pleading requirements for False Claims Act whistleblowers nationwide.
As a junior in high school, Eaghan was appointed by United States Representative Peter Hoekstra to the House Page Program, where he lived on capitol hill, attended school in the Library of Congress, and worked on the floor of the House of Representatives during the passage of the “Bailout Bill” in 2008.