Mr. Neuman is a trial lawyer who handles high-stakes business disputes and white collar criminal matters. A former federal prosecutor, he represents both individual and corporate clients confronting government investigations and crisis situations, such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in civil cases or search warrants and arrests in criminal cases. He has led teams of lawyers in numerous jury trials involving complicated issues of fraud and misconduct.
Mr. Neuman is experienced in conducting internal investigations related to accounting issues, potential FCPA violations, and related matters for national and multi-national corporations. He regularly advises clients being investigated or prosecuted for securities fraud, False Claims Act violations, health care fraud, money laundering, tariff violations, tax crimes, and other offenses. His practice includes representing clients against the DOJ, SEC, FTC, and other state and federal agencies.
Mr. Neuman also enjoys a diverse civil practice as he routinely represents companies, corporate executives and directors, and business owners in their complex civil disputes. He has had recent success in cases involving unfair business practice and trade secret claims, both in court and arbitration settings.
Before joining Bird Marella in 2014, Mr. Neuman served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles for almost seven years. He led numerous high profile investigations and prosecutions of white collar and violent crimes, and was also responsible for the domestic portion of several international investigations. During his tenure at the US Attorneys’ office, Mr. Neuman handled cases involving securities fraud, tax evasion, real estate fraud, health care fraud, art fraud, bank fraud, counterfeit currency, computer crimes, and more. He is among the most experienced federal RICO prosecutors in the country now in private practice, having prosecuted over 200 individuals for violating federal racketeering laws. Mr. Neuman was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, and received numerous commendations and awards for his service.
Mr. Neuman serves as a Visiting Faculty member at the Harvard Law School, where every winter he teaches courtroom presentation and advocacy skills to second and third-year law students, and where he has been a featured presenter on closing arguments and expert witness examinations.