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 political consultant in a three-week criminal tax and bank fraud trial prosecuted by the Special Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Department of Justice arising from its investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential election and related matters 
  • 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