I have had a diverse legal career as a prosecutor in the Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice; as a defense attorney representing clients in securities fraud and antitrust matters; as an adjunct professor of law at two law schools in the Philadelphia area; as a compliance counselor to domestic and international firms; and as an author of many articles on cartels, competition and compliance.
I started my legal career in a regional (Philadelphia) field office of the Antitrust Division. After 7 years I became the Assistant Chief and spent the last 20 years of my career in DOJ as Chief of the office. I was lead attorney on dozens of local, national and international cartel investigations and many jury trials. Some highlights include: the then largest ever fine ($110 million) against a corporation after obtaining a conviction at trial; the extradition, trial and conviction of a British executive for obstruction of justice; receiving the DOJ’s John Marshall award (the DOJ’s highest trial honor); being awarded a Fellowship at Yale University, and leading an office that was known for its productivity, innovation, integrity, common-sense approach and an enjoyable place to work.
I have been in private practice since 2013. I was brought in to represent a “target” in a securities fraud matter who was then not prosecuted; and obtained non-prosecution for a senior executive in a criminal price fixing investigation. In civil litigation, I have successfully represented a foreign company charged with defrauding the United States; assisted in class action antitrust litigation and have represented clients in qui tam (whistleblower) actions. After leaving DOJ, I was free to write, and I have an ABA award winning blog (Cartel Capers). My articles and blog have been often cited, including by Judge Richard Posner in Motorola Mobility v. AU Optronics, 775 F.3d 816, 826-27 (7th Cir. 2015). I have also taught antitrust law as an adjunct professor and given compliance presentations to corporations both domestic and internationally.
Today, I practice as a solo attorney and take on a variety of matters where my experience and ability to deal with people can achieve optimal results for clients without breaking the bank. While I practice alone, when it best serves clients’ interests, I have teamed up with some of the outstanding attorneys I have met during my career. I live in Palm Springs, California but handle matters in federal court nationwide.
This information constitutes attorney advertising, because if it is a good fit, I’d be honored to represent you or your company. I am a member of the bar in California and Pennsylvania. There is more detailed information available using the links at the top of the page and on my LinkedIn profile.
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