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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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I have been practicing criminal law in Connecticut since 1998 and I am now the President of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I endorse and recommend this attorney for their criminal defense skills. Attorney Sobol is a member in good standing of our organization and well known for his zealous representation of clients in criminal matters.
James Ruane DUI & DWI Attorney
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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.
Paul McConnell Divorce & Separation Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Diploma: Advanced Trial Advocacy Skills||National Institute of Trial Advoacy||1985|
|Diploma||National Institute of Trial Advocacy||1983|
|Certificate of Appreciation-U.S. v Layton||U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Office||1981|
|Admitted into U.S. Atty General's Honor Law Graduate Program||U.S. Department of Justice||1974|
|Staff Member 1973-74; Case and Comments Editor||University of Akron Law Review||1972|
|Listed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the area of criminal defense||Connecticut Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Previously Listed||Who's Who in American Law||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hartford County Bar Association||Member, Board of Directors||2014 - 2015|
|Hartford County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee||Chair||2014 - 2015|
|Connecticut Bar Association Criminal Justice Section||Chair||2014 - 2015|
|• American Health Lawyers Association - Fraud and Abuse Practice Group||N/A||N/A|
|Town of Cheshire Board of Education||Elected Board Member||N/A|
|• U.S. District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel||N/A||N/A|
|• Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|• Connecticut Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section, chair and executive committee member; Health Law, Federal Practice, Construction Law Sections, secretary & executive committee member||N/A||N/A|
|• American Bar Association - Health Law, Construction Industry and Litigation Sections||N/A||N/A|
|• Connecticut Health Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|• Health Care Compliance Association||N/A||N/A|
|Cheshire Education Foundation||Chairman/Member||N/A|
|White Collar Defense||N/A|
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|Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books||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 Development Client Relationships||2011|
|copyright Pullman & Comley, LLC and Shipman & Goodwin LLP||Navigating the Intersection of Civil and Criminal Health Care Enforcement in the Aftermath of PPACA and the Health Care Reform Act: A Practical Guide||2011|
|(Copyright, National Business Institute)||Successful Outcomes in Criminal Defense: Winning Trial Strategies for Connecticut Attorneys||2006|
|(copyright O’Connell Flaherty & Attmore)||Legal Aspects of Healthcare Practice in Connecticut; A Prescription for the Unwary||2004|
|Connecticut Bar Association Seminar (Copyright, Environmental Practice Group of Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn)||Personal Liability of Officers, Directors and Shareholders in Environmental Cases||1994|
|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 Laws||1993|
|Akron Law Review||Foreign Objects: The Adoption of the Discovery Rule – Legislative or Judicial Prerogative?||1973|
|• University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1974||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|• University of Maryland, B.A., with honors, 1971||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Superintendents' Legal Issues Forum||Schools, Students, and Sex||2014|
|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. King||2013|
|HFMA’s Annual Healthcare Legal Update:||How to Be “Responsible” Pursuant to the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine||2012|
|Milford Hospital||Current Legal Risks of Medical Billing Errors||2011|
|Hartford, CT||White Collar Defense Updates: Anti-Fraud Provisions Obama Care; Criminal Prosecutions of Individuals; Exclusions from Health Care Programs||2011|
|East Hartford, CT||The Clock is Ticking. . . Current Legal Risks of Medical Billing Errors||2011|
|Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting||Navigating the Intersection of Civil and Criminal Health Care Enforcement in the Aftermath of PPACA and the Health Care Reform Act: A Practical Guide||2011|
|Hartford, CT||The Honest Services Fraud Supreme Court Ruling and Its Ramifications||2010|
|National Business Institute||Successful Outcomes in Criminal Defense: Winning Trial Strategies For Connecticut Attorneys: Handling The Sentencing Phase||2006|
|Connecticut Pharmacist’s Association||Legal Aspects of Cautions for Pain Prescription: A Prescription For The Unwary||2004|
|Connecticut School Transportation Association||Environmental Liability of Owners and Operators of Real Estate Facilities||1994|