Experience

Representation of Subcontractor in Boston Interstate Tunnel Collapse

Represented key subcontractor in defense of claims and government investigations related to the ceiling collapse of the D Street portal of Interstate 90 connector tunnel in Boston.

Negotiated Reduced Sentence in Multi-Year Tax Matter

Represented client who received sentence of one year and one day after negotiating and substantially reducing the tax loss in a multi-year false filing of tax returns prosecution involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in unreported taxable income.

Successful Representation of NJ Business Owner in Tax Evasion, Harboring Case

Represented a client who owned and operated a business in Southern New Jersey who was charged with conspiracy to evade payroll taxes in excess of $100,000 as well as harboring illegal aliens and faced a Federal Sentencing Guideline range of 15 to 21 months of incarceration. The client was ultimately sentenced to three years of probation.

Successful Representation of CEO in Embezzlement, Wire Fraud Case

Represented the former CEO of a company based in New England who was initially accused of embezzling more than $1 million. The loss was eventually demonstrated to be substantially less and negotiated down to $245,000. The client entered into a guilty plea to wire fraud. Despite facing a Federal Sentencing Guideline range of 15 to 21 months of incarceration, the client was ultimately sentenced to six months.

Successful Defense of Medical Practice in FCA Litigation

Successful defense of a medical practice in a federal civil False Claims Act litigation involving a qui tam relator.

Successful Settlement in $400 Million Qui Tam Case

Successfully negotiated a no admission of liability settlement on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in connection with a civil False Claims Act matter investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The case originated from a qui tam complaint where the government initially sought damages well in excess of $400 million. The case was resolved for approximately 4% of the initial damages assessment, and a Corporate Integrity Agreement was reached with Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHSOIG) that avoided any debarment or exclusion sanctions.

Not Guilty Verdict for Client in $10 Million Fraud Case

Represented the only defendant who was found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States in an amount exceeding $10 million, in which the IRS prosecuted individuals associated with a trust company for allegedly marketing “abusive trust” tax shelters.

Dismissal of Criminal Charge in Felony Violation of State Ethics Act

Defended a client before the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas who was accused of felony violation of the State Ethics Act in connection with the Attorney General’s corruption prosecution relating to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Client was placed into a diversionary program, which resulted in the dismissal of the criminal charge and expungement of the client’s record upon successful completion of the program.

Representation of Joint Venture Partners in Deepwater Horizon Spill

Served as the technical lead attorney representing the Macondo well leasehold joint venture partners in defense of claims and numerous government investigations stemming from the accident onboard the Deepwater Horizon and resulting hydrocarbon release into the Gulf of Mexico.

Representation of Joint Venture Management Consultant in Claims, Investigations Surrounding Boston’s “Big Dig”

Represented the joint venture management consultant in defense of claims and government investigations arising from the design and construction of Boston’s $24.3 billion Central Artery/Tunnel Project (the “Big Dig”).

Declination of Prosecution by Court-Martial for U.S. Navy Midshipman

Obtained a declination of prosecution on various alleged violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) on behalf of a U.S. Navy Midshipman who was able to avoid court-martial. Resolved the case with a voluntary resignation via a student conduct process allowing the client to receive a general discharge under honorable conditions from the U.S. Navy.

Representation of Manufacturer in Claims, Investigation Related to Facility Explosion

Represented industrial manufacturer in defense of claims and government investigations related to an explosion of cylinders containing borane-tetrahydrofuran at a chemical manufacturing facility.

Successful Representation of Subcontractor in DOJ Investigation

Represented mega project materials subcontractor in defense of False Claims Act investigations by the Department of Justice, resulting in the government closing its investigation without action.

Defense of Client in Contested Sentencing Proceeding

Successfully defended the president of an engineering consulting firm and his company in a contested sentencing proceeding in a criminal environmental case in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sought substantial jail time plus fines and restitution in a Clean Water Act prosecution. The Court accepted defense arguments and sentenced the client to time served with a three-year period of probation and no fine or restitution. The company received a five-year probationary term and a $10,000 fine, a fraction of the amount sought, and no restitution.

Obtained the Release of Assets for Client in Connection with a Long-Running Racketeering Case

Successfully obtained the release of assets for a client in connection with a long-running fraud case involving a multinational telecommunications company before the Hon. Jed S. Rakoff in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which was later appealed to the Second Circuit.

Dismissal of Charges in Regulatory Violation Matter After Deadly Explosion

Obtained a dismissal of all charges in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania relating to the alleged improper filling of two out-of-date propane cylinders in violation of DOT Hazardous Materials regulations that resulted in a deadly explosion on a food truck in Philadelphia. The client pled guilty to two counts of regulatory violations involving the failure to properly train and document training of two employees at a facility he managed in 2014. Despite the government’s efforts to obtain a period of incarceration, the defendant was sentenced to two years of probation, a small fine and community service.

Obtained Pardon from Gov. Chris Christie in Unlawful Possession Conviction

Obtained an official pardon from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a client who was arrested in 2013 and convicted of unlawful possession of a handgun. The client, a Pennsylvania business owner who had no prior criminal record, had been target shooting and inadvertently left his hunting rifles in his vehicle when driving in New Jersey. Filed a Petition for Executive Clemency on the client’s behalf, and following numerous phone calls, emails and in-person interviews, Gov. Christie granted the pardon, which is one of only 27 granted in his eight years in office.

Obtained Unprecedented Furlough from Federal Correctional Institution for Client

Obtained an unprecedented furlough from the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Fort Dix, New Jersey, allowing a client to attend his son’s funeral.

Successful Representation of CEO in $1 Million+ Embezzlement Case

Represented client CEO who was accused of embezzling more than $1 million from the company over the course of several years. Client faced advisory federal sentencing guidelines that called for a period of incarceration of 15 to 21 months, but U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey imposed a sentence of six months.

Dismissal of Charges in Regulatory Violation Matter After Deadly Explosion

Obtained a dismissal of all charges in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania relating to the alleged improper filling of two out-of-date propane cylinders in violation of DOT Hazardous Materials regulations that resulted in a deadly explosion on a food truck in Philadelphia. The client pled guilty to two counts of regulatory violations involving the failure to properly train and document training of two employees at a facility he managed in 2014. Despite the government’s efforts to obtain a period of incarceration, the defendant was sentenced to two years of probation, a small fine and community service.

Successful Litigation of 2255 Habeas Corpus Petition Resulting in Vacation, New Trial

Successfully litigated Section 2255 habeas corpus petition resulting in defendant’s sentence of 151 months being vacated and a new trial ordered by the court.

Represented Woman Charged In Largest Tax Refund Fraud In United States History

Represented client charged with participating in the largest federal tax refund fraud case in the history of the United States involving allegations of false biodiesel tax credits and EPA RINs.

Developed Successful Legal Defense Strategy in High-Profile White-Collar Criminal Prosecution

Served as part of the team that represented an executive in high-profile criminal prosecution. Developed legal defense that ultimately was adopted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in reversing trial court conviction.

Successful Outcome for Medical Professional in Connection with Federal False Claims Act Investigation

Defense and non-trial resolution for a medical professional in response to a civil investigative demand issued in connection with a federal False Claims Act investigation.

Favorable Pre-lawsuit Settlement in Federal False Claims Act Case for Cardiologist

Effectuated a favorable pre-lawsuit settlement with no admission of liability in a federal False Claims Act matter on behalf of a cardiologist in the Philadelphia region.

Obtained Declination of Prosecution from DOJ for Prominent Medical Doctor

Obtained a declination of prosecution from the Department of Justice on behalf of a prominent medical doctor practicing in the Philadelphia region accused of billing fraud.

Secured Acquittal for Client in 10.5-week Jury Trial Alleging Kidnapping and RICO Conspiracy

Secured an acquittal after a 10.5-week jury trial in which the defendant was charged with kidnapping and RICO conspiracy in connection with a significant racketeering case.

Representation of Only Defendant Acquitted at Trial in 22-Defendant, 194-Count Indictment

Defended an individual who was the only defendant acquitted at trial of all charges brought in a 22-defendant, 194-count federal indictment involving drug and firearms charges relating to a large scale drug conspiracy.

Secured Reduced Sentenced for Client Facing Embezzlement Charges

Defended client who was facing sentencing guidelines recommending incarceration, but received sentence of three years of probation for embezzlement of union funds.

Probation for Client Indicted on FCPA, Money Laundering and Travel Act Violations

Obtained a sentence of two years of probation for client in first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The client was indicted on conspiracy, FCPA violations, Money Laundering and Travel Act violations, and faced a Federal Sentencing Guideline range of 70 to 87 months of incarceration.

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