Former Assistant U.S. Attorney (federal prosecutor), Deputy District Attorney (state prosecutor) and Congressional Counsel (lawyer in U.S. Congress) specializing in defending companies, individuals and universities in state and federal white collar and non-white collar criminal cases and investigations, and civil, regulatory and administrative proceedings. He also represents and consults with universities, student-athletes, coaches, and others in NCAA interviews and proceedings.
He thrives on aggressively assisting his clients to respond to crisis and "bet the company" situations.
In addition to his 20 years of experience as a lawyer, he started and led the investigations practice in California for a publicly-traded consulting firm which has more than 4,000 employees in 24 countries.
His experience includes insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), fraud, bribery, kickbacks, thefts of trade secrets, unfair competition, employee misconduct, product recalls, public corruption, tax, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, and NCAA Enforcement matters.
He has won nearly 90% of his felony jury trials, including fraud, bribery, public corruption and murder. He has handled approximately 30 trials and 1,000 preliminary hearings, briefed and argued suppression and other motions in state and federal courts, and has briefed and argued cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Avvo rates him as a "superb" White Collar Criminal Defense lawyer (the highest rating available) with a perfect 10 out of 10 rating.
Specialties: White Collar Criminal Defense • Criminal Defense (state and federal) • IRepresenting current and former employees in government investigations of their employer • SEC Investigations and Defense • Fraud • Bribery • Kickbacks • Insider Trading • Government Fraud • Money Laundering • Import and Export Offenses (including ITAR) • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Defense, Investigations and Compliance (FCPA) • NCAA Investigations • Internal Investigations • Workplace Investigations • Congressional Investigations • Monitorships • Crisis Consulting