Experience

Representation of Telecom Executives, Investment Company in Securities Violations

Represented executives of a large telecommunications company and an investment company investigated regarding alleged securities law violations. One individual was sued by the SEC, and following a multi-year discovery, where Armstrong Teasdale took the lead for defense counsel on over 60 depositions, we persevered on summary judgment.

Representation of Commodities Broker Charged with Trading Violations

Represented a commodities broker charged criminally with trading violations on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Representation of Physician in Criminal Medicare/Medicaid Case

Represented a physician charged criminally with violations of the Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute and for patient mistreatment. The physician was charged in 48 counts. Following a three-month jury trial, the physician was found not guilty on all but three counts, and the convictions on the three remaining counts were thrown out.

Representation of Executive in Public Corruption Investigation Resulting in No Conviction

Represented an executive of a technology company in a government investigation and prosecution involving bribery and public corruption. Resulted in no conviction.

Prosecution Declined in False Statement Investigation of Former CFO

Represented the former chief financial officer of a solar panel manufacturer in connection with a false statement investigation related to President Obama's green energy initiative. The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado declined prosecution.

Representation of Aerospace Company Manager in False Claims Case

Represented the manager of a large aerospace company charged criminally with false claims violations in connection with the space shuttle program. The case resolved with a pre-trial diversion agreement.

Dismissal in Alleged Voter Fraud Case Generating National Media Attention

Represented a former supervisor for a political advocacy group in a case alleging that canvassers were illegally paid to register Nevada voters during the 2008 presidential campaign. The case, which was dismissed, garnered national media attention from the New York Times and Washington Post.

Indictment Dismissed for Oil Field Supervisor Charged with Clean Water Act Violations

Represented an oil field supervisor charged with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act. The Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency attempted to expand the scope of the negligent discharge section of the Clean Water Act by charging our client and his company for failure to promptly remediate and control an accidental leak caused by a ground shift – not by their own actions. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana and the EPA agreed to dismiss a two-count indictment against the client.

Representation of Major International Athletic Committee in Grand Jury Investigation

Represented an Olympic organization in connection with a grand jury investigation related to the awarding of the Olympic games.

Representation of Investment Advisory Firm in SEC Action, Criminal Investigation Alleging Market Manipulation

Represented an investment advisory firm in parallel SEC enforcement action and criminal investigation regarding allegations of market manipulation.

Representation of Gas Utility in Qui Tam and Related Actions

Represented a gas utility company in qui tam and related actions alleging underpayment of royalties for natural gas.

Favorable Resolution of Criminal Investigation for Senior Executive of Medical Device Manufacturer

Represented a senior executive at a medical device manufacturer in connection with a criminal investigation involving potential false statements to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Resolved without any criminal charges.

Representation of Municipal Officials in Bribery, Extortion Claims

Represented various former municipal officials charged criminally with bribery and extortion.

Representation of Pharma Company Involving Reimbursement and Co-Pay Programs

Represented a pharmaceutical company in connection with a government investigation involving its reimbursement and co-pay programs.

Representation of Major International Pharma Company in Qui Tam Litigation

Represented a major international pharmaceutical company in qui tam litigation alleging violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.

Representation of Medical Device Manufacturers in Qui Tam Actions

Represented various medical device manufacturers in qui tam actions arising from the submission of alleged false claims.

Received Declination in FCPA, Bribery Investigation in Afghanistan

Conducted an investigation in Kabul, Afghanistan, in connection with FCPA and bribery allegations and received a declination. In connection with that matter, visited Afghanistan on two occasions to interview witnesses and conduct a forensic computer examination.

Representation of Natural Gas Trader in False Trades Investigation

Represented a natural gas trader in connection with a grand jury investigation pertaining to the alleged reporting of false trades and received a declination.

Representation of Dietary Supplement Supplier, Manufacturer in FDA Investigation

Representation of dietary supplement manufacturer and supplier in U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation of alleged Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act violations.

Representation of Meat Producer in Criminal Case Following E-Coli Outbreak

Represented a meat producer in a criminal false statements case arising from an e-coli outbreak. Following a three-week trial, the client was acquitted on all counts.

Successful Defense of State Senator Against Federal Bribery Charges

Successfully defended, as part of a team, a state senator against federal bribery charges.

Representation of Food Distributors in Grand Jury, Criminal Investigations

Represented food distributors in grand jury investigations and criminal cases alleging transportation of adulterated meat and poultry products.

Representation of Chemical Company in RCRA, Clean Water Act Investigation

Represented a chemical company and environmental plant manager in a Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and Clean Water Act grand jury investigation, and negotiated a resolution.

Representation of Environmental Lab in Reporting Fraud Investigation

Represented an environmental laboratory in a grand jury investigation of potential reporting fraud and received a declination.

Representation of Global Chemical Company Executives in Criminal Investigation

Represented several senior employees of a global chemical company in a criminal investigation involving alleged violations of environmental laws.

Reduced Sentence on Appeal in First-of-its-Kind Clean Air Act Violation

Handled the first criminal case in Nevada in which someone was prosecuted for violation of the Clean Air Act following a building implosion that released asbestos into the air. The client was given a misdemeanor sentence on appeal. 

Representation of Aerospace Engineering Company in Debarment Proceedings

Successfully represented aerospace component engineering company in administrative debarment proceedings.

Representation of Large Financial Institutions in Connection with DOJ Offshore Tax Compliance Initiative

Represented several large financial institutions in connection with the Department of Justice's program to resolve the criminal liability of Swiss banks that aided and abetted tax evasion by U.S. clients. Obtained favorable resolutions for all clients.