Caitlyn Silhan


Caitlyn Silhan is a partner at Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel in the Dallas office. Caitlyn focuses her practice on qui tam whistleblower/False Claims Act matters. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Boston University. She was awarded her Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University Law School, where she was a Dean’s Scholar and selected to the Order of the Coif before graduating magna cum laude. Caitlyn is a member of the Dallas Bar Association – Law in the Schools Committee, State Bar of Texas, State Bar of California, Taxpayers Against Fraud, and the American Association for Justice – Qui Tam Litigation Group. Caitlyn is a recipient of the 2016 Kristi Couvillon Pro Bono Award granted by the Texas Civil Rights Project. She has been recognized for inclusion on the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars lists, published by Thomson Reuters, Legal for the past four years, and she is admitted to practice law by the State Bars of Texas and California.

Caitlyn Silhan

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Areas of Practice

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Litigation
  • Qui Tam Whistleblower/False Claims Act Litigation

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Texas Equal Access Fund
    • Board Member, 2015-Present

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • California, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2018


  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, J.D, magna cum laude, 2011
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, B.A., 2007

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Law in the Schools Committee, 2018-Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • American Association for Justice
    • Qui Tam Litigation Group

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for recognition on the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list, published by Thomson Reuters, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Kristi Couvillon Pro Bono Award, Texas Civil Rights Project, 2016
  • Order of the Coif, Tulane University, 2011
  • Dean’s Scholar, Tulane University, 2008-2011

Publications & Speeches

  • Private Equity Liability for Healthcare Fraud —Speaker, National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, 2023 Annual Training Conference (2023)
  • Litigating Private Equity Liability —Speaker, Office of the Attorney General of Texas MFCU Annual Training Program (2023)
  • Investors Beware: Examining the Rise in FCA Enforcement Against Private Equity Firms — Panelist, American Conference Institute, False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement  (2023)
  • Litigating Private Equity Liability Under the FCA —Panelist, National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, 2022 NAMFCU Annual Training Program (2022)
  • Holding Private Equity Accountable —Panelist, Taxpayers Against Fraud, The Future of Fraud is Now (2022)
  • Public Disclosure Update —Panelist, Taxpayers Against Fraud Annual Conference (2022)
  • Negotiating with the Government During Settlement —Panelist, Taxpayers Against Fraud Annual Conference (2021)
  • Partnering with the Government — Moderator, Taxpayers Against Fraud, Whistleblower Law Practice Accelerator (2021)
  • “The Dodd-Frank Act Opens the Door to FCPA Whistleblowing,” Vol 19, No 2, American Association for Justice Newsletter, Business Torts Section (Spring 2012)
  • The Present Case Does Involve Minors: An Overview of the Discriminatory Effects of Romeo and Juliet Provisions and Sentencing Practices on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth, 20 Tul. J.L. Sexuality 97 (2011).
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