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Alan J Sobol

Alan J Sobol

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Criminal Defense, Litigation

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Alan J. Sobol is a member of Pullman & Comley’s Litigation Department and White Collar, Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations practice.  He also serves in the firm's Health Care and Construction practices.

Alan has represented both corporate and individual clients in federal and state health care, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and enforcement, physician and pharmacist licensing, federal fraud and false claims, federal insider trading and securities, financial fraud, structuring, tax, anti-trust, federal and state racketeering and public corruption cases.

Alan’s criminal defense practice includes representation in conspiracy and drug trafficking, money laundering, bank robbery, identity theft, computer crimes, larceny, assault, forfeiture, immigration, and domestic cases. In his civil litigation practice, he represents commercial clients in contracts and business disputes including the defense of class action lawsuits.  He has national experience in construction and surety litigation representing owners, contractors, design professionals, insurance companies, and sureties on public and private construction projects, with experience in government contract, surety performance, and payment bond cases in federal and state court.

Earlier in his career, Alan was a trial attorney, Criminal Division, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a prosecutor, for the General Litigation Section, U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C.  In this role, he represented the government's interest on-site for the Mariel, Cuba refugee boat lift, to Key West, Florida, directing federal criminal law enforcement when the U.S. government sought to interdict and terminate the operation for violation of U.S. laws. In addition he indicted and prosecuted in a jury trial a federal criminal defendant involved in the Jonestown, Guyana murder/assault of U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan, diplomats, press members and others on a trip bringing back defectors from the Rev. Jim Jones' Jonestown encampment. He has been a member of the Criminal Justice Section's Executive Committee, Federal Practice, and Construction Law sections of the Connecticut Bar Association. He also has been a member of the Criminal Law Section, Litigation Section, and the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association. Alan has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law. He is a Diplomat in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a U.S. Attorney General's Honor Law Graduate Program Attorney. 


Alan  is the author of “Staying on Top of the Issues: New Developments for White Collar Lawyers and Their Clients,” a chapter in Managing White Collar Issues:  Leading Lawyers on Understanding Recent Notable Cases, Establishing Key Defense Strategies, and Developing Client Relationships (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books 2011) released in December, 2010.  He is a frequent speaker on health care fraud and abuse and related enforcement topics.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Criminal Defense: 66%
  2. Litigation: 34%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Paul H. McConnell

    Alan Sobol is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut. His fellow lawyers routinely call on him for advice and readily refer trusted clients to his care. He is a recognized leader in the law. I highly recommend Alan for any type of matter.

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Contact Info

Pullman & Comley, LLC

90 State House Square
Hartford, CT, 06103-3702

Pullman & Comley LLC

90 State House Sq
Hartford, CT, 06103-3708

Pullman & Comley Llc

90 State House Sq
Hartford, CT, 06103-3708

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive198706/19/2015
MDActive197806/08/2015
DCInactive 197805/24/2015
OHInactive197406/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Diploma: Advanced Trial Advocacy SkillsNational Institute of Trial Advoacy1985
DiplomaNational Institute of Trial Advocacy1983
Certificate of Appreciation-U.S. v LaytonU.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Office1981
Admitted into U.S. Atty General's Honor Law Graduate ProgramU.S. Department of Justice1974
Staff Member 1973-74; Case and Comments EditorUniversity of Akron Law Review1972
Listed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the area of criminal defenseConnecticut Super LawyersN/A
Previously ListedWho's Who in American LawN/A

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hartford County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2014 - 2015
Hartford County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeChair2014 - 2015
Connecticut Bar Association Criminal Justice SectionChair2014 - 2015
• American Health Lawyers Association - Fraud and Abuse Practice GroupN/AN/A
Town of Cheshire Board of EducationElected Board MemberN/A
• U.S. District Court Criminal Justice Act PanelN/AN/A
• Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
• National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
• Connecticut Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section, chair and executive committee member; Health Law, Federal Practice, Construction Law Sections, secretary & executive committee memberN/AN/A
• American Bar Association - Health Law, Construction Industry and Litigation SectionsN/AN/A
• Connecticut Health Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
• Health Care Compliance AssociationN/AN/A
Cheshire Education FoundationChairman/MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
White Collar DefenseN/A
Criminal DefenseN/A
Health CareN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Thomson Reuters/Aspatore BooksStaying on Top of the Issues: New Developments for White Collar Lawyers and Their Clients”, a chapter in Managing White Collar Issues: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Recent Notable Cases, Establishing Key Defense Strategies, and Development Client Relationships2011
copyright Pullman & Comley, LLC and Shipman & Goodwin LLPNavigating the Intersection of Civil and Criminal Health Care Enforcement in the Aftermath of PPACA and the Health Care Reform Act: A Practical Guide2011
(Copyright, National Business Institute)Successful Outcomes in Criminal Defense: Winning Trial Strategies for Connecticut Attorneys2006
(copyright O’Connell Flaherty & Attmore)Legal Aspects of Healthcare Practice in Connecticut; A Prescription for the Unwary2004
Connecticut Bar Association Seminar (Copyright, Environmental Practice Group of Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn)Personal Liability of Officers, Directors and Shareholders in Environmental Cases1994
New Haven County Bar Association Seminar (Copyright, Environmental Practice Group of Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn)Personal Liability of Officers, Directors and Shareholders for Violations of Environmental Laws1993
Akron Law ReviewForeign Objects: The Adoption of the Discovery Rule – Legislative or Judicial Prerogative?1973

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
• University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1974N/AUnknownN/A
• University of Maryland, B.A., with honors, 1971N/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Superintendents' Legal Issues ForumSchools, Students, and Sex2014
Whether the Fourth Amendment Allows the Government to Collect and Analyze DNA From People Arrested and Charged With ...New Developments in Criminal Law: Recapping the Supreme Court Oral Argument in Maryland v. King2013
HFMA’s Annual Healthcare Legal Update:How to Be “Responsible” Pursuant to the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine2012
Milford HospitalCurrent Legal Risks of Medical Billing Errors2011
Hartford, CTWhite Collar Defense Updates: Anti-Fraud Provisions Obama Care; Criminal Prosecutions of Individuals; Exclusions from Health Care Programs2011
East Hartford, CTThe Clock is Ticking. . . Current Legal Risks of Medical Billing Errors2011
Connecticut Bar Association Annual MeetingNavigating the Intersection of Civil and Criminal Health Care Enforcement in the Aftermath of PPACA and the Health Care Reform Act: A Practical Guide2011
Hartford, CTThe Honest Services Fraud Supreme Court Ruling and Its Ramifications2010
National Business InstituteSuccessful Outcomes in Criminal Defense: Winning Trial Strategies For Connecticut Attorneys: Handling The Sentencing Phase2006
Connecticut Pharmacist’s AssociationLegal Aspects of Cautions for Pain Prescription: A Prescription For The Unwary2004
Connecticut School Transportation AssociationEnvironmental Liability of Owners and Operators of Real Estate Facilities1994