Mr. Short’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, complex international disputes, and financial fraud. He has represented companies, municipalities, and individual persons in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals. This includes experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in False Claims Act, contract, civil rights, product liability, and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Short has also advised clients on pre-litigation matters in connection with government investigations and private disputes.


  • Senior Associate at an Am Law 200 firm in New York
  • Staff Attorney on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Fellow to the Honorable Louise W. Flanagan on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Representative Matters

Represented individual False Claims Act defendant before district court and before the Second Circuit, resulting in dismissal of all claims by the government

Won dismissal for municipal client in federal Telecommunications Act defense at summary judgment after oral argument

Secured dismissal for corporate client on grounds of personal jurisdiction in civil rights litigation

Forced transfer or obtained dismissal on grounds of personal jurisdiction in multiple product liability cases across the United States

Represented qui tam relators in successful proceedings in federal court

Publications & Events

In the News


  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • College of William & Mary

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit