Representative Matters

Banking and FDIC Enforcement

  • Represented a former president of a community bank in a TARP fraud indictment.
  • Represented a former chief lending officer in a grand jury investigation and debarment proceedings.
  • Represented a former bank executive in a FIRREA action.
  • Represented a board of directors in an FDIC investigation.

FCPA

  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a publicly traded airplane parts company regarding propriety of payments to Indian Selling Agent. Provided a report to the audit committee, and no governmental action was taken as a result.
  • Defended a former CEO of Petro Tiger Company against FCPA criminal charges. 
  • Designed, drafted and implemented complete corporate compliance program and in-house training presentations for a multinational food corporation.
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a publicly traded logistics company regarding travel and entertainment benefits provided to Egyptian Department of Defense employees. Provided a report to the audit committee and board, and no violations were found as a result. 
  • Designed, drafted and implemented complete corporate compliance program and in-house training presentations for a publicly traded technology company.
  • Represented a privately held oil pump manufacturer in a due diligence matter in connection with the acquisition of a smaller company. Conducted an investigation, reviewed policies and procedures and provided advice to acquiring the company. 
  • Designing FCPA compliance programs for an international food distribution company and publicly traded technical services corporation, among others.

Antitrust

  • Conducted an internal investigation of publicly traded pharmaceutical manufacturer regarding antitrust violations.
  • Represented a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in a grand jury investigation regarding alleged price fixing and market allocation.
  • Represented a fencing manufacturer in a price-fixing investigation.
  • Represented a former city solicitor in a bid-rigging investigation.

Securities Enforcement

  • Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in an SEC investigation of its reported earnings, alleged accounting irregularities and insider trading. Conducted a comprehensive investigation and recommended specific corrective action, including the replacement of certain employees.  
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a solar energy company into alleged earnings mismanagement for one of its California subsidiaries. The investigation involved interviews with all of the company's executives, including all C-level executives, as well as a detailed forensic financial analysis. Advised the company on self-reporting, management changes and improved compliance procedures. 
  • Represented a generic drug manufacturer in an SEC investigation.
  • Represented the CFO of a publicly traded company in an options back-dating and earnings management investigation.
  • Represented a securities broker in a fraud indictment.
  • Represented a securities broker in a reinsurance fraud indictment.

International Trade

  • Represented a surgical instrument manufacturing executive in an FDA and Customs fraud indictment.
  • Represented a refrigerant company executive in an excise tax evasion indictment.
  • Represented a chemical manufacturing corporation in a Country of Origin Marking violation grand jury investigation.
  • Represented an exporter in an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) violation grand jury investigation.
  • Represented a mining equipment manufacturer in an OFAC penalty proceeding.
  • Represented a metals company director in a customs fraud and Bank Secrecy Act indictment.

Health Law

  • Defended a hospital administration consulting firm in a federal Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigation related to anti-kickback regulations.
  • Defended an ophthalmology practice in a federal FCA investigation in connection with claims of billing for improper dosages of a medication that treats age-related macular degeneration. 
  • Defended an optometry practice in a Pennsylvania Attorney General FCA investigation related to the use of improper billing codes. 
  • Defended a hospital system and outpatient clinic in a New Jersey State Attorney General investigation related to the use of unaccredited providers.
  • Defended a health care system in an investigation regarding employment of unlawful immigrants.
  • Represented an internet pharmacy in a federal grand jury investigation

Tax and Accounting Oversight

  • Represented a principal of a major accounting firm in a PCAOB investigation.
  • Represented a neurologist in a criminal tax indictment.
  • Represented numerous taxpayers in investigations regarding offshore bank accounts.
  • Represented an accountant in a tax preparation indictment.

Public Corruption

  • Represented counsel to the Philadelphia Police commissioner in a grand jury investigation.
  • Represented a former Atlantic City solicitor in a kickback and bribery investigation.
  • Represented a civil engineering firm in a grand jury investigation regarding bribery of city officials.
  • Represented the financial secretary of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police in a racketeering indictment.

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented an air conditioning supply company in a civil RICO, tortuous interference and unfair competition case.
  • Represented a titanium importer in a customs civil penalty proceeding in the U.S. Court of International Trade.
  • Represented a food processing company in a civil FDA violation proceeding.