Representative Experience

Health Care

  • Defended a cardiologist in a two-week trial relating to the medical necessity of coronary artery stent procedures
  • Represented physicians facing administrative investigations and threatened exclusion by the Office of Inspector General, relating to alleged Anti-Kickback Statute violations
  • Conducted internal investigations and made voluntary disclosures for several hospitals in connection with improper physician arrangements and/or improper billing
  • Represented a managed care organization in criminal and civil investigations into alleged denials of care
  • Provided counsel to a nursing home operator in the first-ever criminal prosecution involving allegations of inadequate quality of care
  • Represented a multistate nursing home chain in parallel criminal and civil investigations into alleged quality of care issues
  • Represented several hospital systems in connection with a nationwide investigation involving the propriety of inpatient admissions
  • Defended a pain management clinic in a month-long criminal trial alleging violations of the Controlled Substances Act
  • Represented a physician practice group in criminal and civil investigations into alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Advised health care providers in connection with HIPAA data breach issues and related notification and reporting obligations
  • Assisted clients with compliance program evaluations, and assessed compliance program effectiveness

Tax Controversy

  • Defended a business owner in an eight-week criminal tax evasion trial involving allegations of unreported income, improper treatment of employees as independent contractors, and the illegal use of off-shore bank accounts
  • Represented an attorney in a criminal tax investigation relating to the POINT (Personally Optimized Investment Transaction) off-shore tax shelter
  • Counseled individuals on issues relating to undisclosed foreign financial accounts, and assisted in making voluntary disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and achieving Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) compliance
  • Represented numerous individuals in criminal tax matters being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, various U.S. Attorney's Offices, and the DOJ’s Tax Division; such representation included pre-indictment advocacy before the attorneys in the Criminal Section of the Tax Division

Environmental Crimes

  • Defended a chief engineer in an investigation and prosecution brought in connection with an alleged bypass of a vessel’s oily water separator
  • Defended employees of a large oil company in an investigation into natural gas flaring on a deep water production platform in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Defended the plant manager of a petroleum refinery in a Clean Air Act investigation involving benzene emissions
  • Defended a port manager in a Refuse Act investigation into scrap vessel disposal in navigable waters
  • Represented the president of an environmental testing corporation in a criminal investigation of alleged violations of the Clean Water Act

Congressional Investigations

  • Served as lead counsel to a U.S. district judge in impeachment proceedings before the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Served as counsel to a health care company in connection with an investigation by the Senate Finance Committee

Government and Internal Investigations

  • Defended a corporate executive in a three-week criminal fraud trial involving charges of government contract fraud and taking kickbacks, and in related False Claims Act litigation
  • Represented a witness in the investigation and trial of a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives involving bribery and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Provided counsel to a major financial institution in an internal investigation that it launched in response to allegations of possible employee misconduct

Civil Enforcement and Asset Forfeiture

  • Represented the former governor of Louisiana in civil forfeiture proceedings following the seizure of approximately $400,000 in cash from a safe deposit box
  • Represented the former president of a managed care company in post-conviction forfeiture proceedings
  • Represented an equities trader in an investigation by the SEC into allegations of improper timing of mutual fund trades
  • Represented various businesses in civil enforcement actions under the False Claims Act in cases involving health care, government programs, and government contracts