Ariel Neuman is a trial lawyer who clients turn to for their most high-profile civil cases and criminal investigations.

A former Assistant United States Attorney and graduate of Harvard Law School (where he still serves as visiting faculty in the Trial Advocacy Workshop), his work has ranged from defending a Fortune 150 company against criminal charges at trial, to representing both a member and former member of Congress in relation to grand jury investigations, to defending the largest minority-owned brokerage firm in a high-stakes business dispute.

Mr. Neuman has led teams of lawyers in numerous jury trials involving complicated issues of fraud and misconduct. He has experience litigating and arbitrating cases around the country, and regularly takes on cases against the biggest law firms, as well as government regulators such as the SEC and DOJ. He is often called upon to conduct internal investigations related to accounting issues, False Claims Act allegations, potential FCPA violations, and related matters for national and multi-national corporations, or represent corporate executives and board members at companies experiencing such investigations.

He advises clients in matters involving securities fraud, claims of anti-competitive conduct, environmental crimes, health care fraud, money laundering, tariff issues, tax crimes, and other offenses. He also routinely represents companies and individuals involved in bet-the-company litigation. He has had recent success in cases involving unfair business practice and trade secret claims.

Before joining Bird Marella in 2014, Mr. Neuman served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles for nearly seven years. Mr. Neuman was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, and received numerous commendations and awards for his service. 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.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
  • Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude, Student Body President, Phi Beta Kappa, 2001

Honors & Awards

  • Up and Coming, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Chambers and Partners USA, 2019

  • Under 40 Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, 2018-present

  • Top 40 Under 40, Daily Journal, 2018

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018-present

  • Southern California Super Lawyers Up-and-Coming 100, Los Angeles Magazine, 2016-2017

  • Southern California Rising Stars, Los Angeles Magazine, 2015-2017

  • Board of Directors, American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee Southern California Regional Subcommittee, 2017

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2014

  • U.S. Department of Justice, 2012

  • California Narcotics Officers Association, 2011

  • Peace Officers’ Association of Los Angeles County, 2011

  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, 2010

  • Anti-Defamation League, 2010

  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, 2008

Representative Cases

  • Representative Matters at Bird Marella

    Represented Plains All American Pipeline, a Fortune 150 company, in a four-month trial defending against criminal charges arising from an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara. Obtained dismissal of 37 out of 46 counts.

  • Represents a doctor in an investigation by the DOJ related to various health care fraud allegations. Mr. Neuman convinced the Assistant U.S. Attorney to reverse a decision to indict the client on charges of billing for non-existent or medically unnecessary procedures.

  • Represents a former member of the United States House of Representatives in an ongoing confidential grand jury investigation.  Mr. Neuman’s client is not accused of any wrongdoing.

  • Representing a CFO and part owner of a media holding company against money laundering and Travel Act charges in connection with the recent indictment in Arizona relating to Backpage.com, as well as in connection with numerous related forfeiture proceedings in Los Angeles.

  • In “bet-the-company” litigation, defeated a preliminary injunction demand that would have shuttered oil-services business and required firing of all employees.

  • Represented one of the largest minority-owned broker/dealers in a FINRA arbitration and successfully defeated a demand for a permanent injunction regarding certain business practices related to muni bonds and fixed income investments.

  • Represented a patent attorney under investigation for violation of the Hobbs Act (extortion involving threats of financial harm). Mr. Neuman set the stage for his client to get immunity from the Department of Justice.

  • Represented an individual under investigation for antitrust, anti-competitive activities in the public works construction area. The investigation was closed without any charges being filed against Mr. Neuman’s client.

  • Represented an immigration attorney charged with securities fraud and other violations by the SEC related to the attorney’s work on behalf of clients seeking EB-5 visas.

  • Represented a financial professional involved in a dispute with his former business partners, who attempted to freeze Mr. Neuman’s client’s out of the partnership and deprive him of his rightful assets and membership interests. The matter was confidentially settled to the satisfaction of Mr. Neuman’s client.

  • Represented two prominent physicians under investigation for alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The United States Attorney’s Office and Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General, closed the investigation without filing any charges against Mr. Neuman’s clients.

  • Conducted an internal investigation for the Chinese subsidiary of a US-based technology company. The investigation focused on possible FCPA and tax violations, and was concluded without any finding of wrong-doing.

  • In major federal trade-based money laundering prosecution, secured settlement for client that resulted in dismissal of money laundering charges. Mr. Neuman and his colleagues successfully argued for the suppression of evidence illegally seized from one of the client’s business locations.

  • Represents a corporate executive facing a civil contempt action brought by the Federal Trade Commission. This case is on hold while other litigation continues, but to date Mr. Neuman has successfully prevented the FTC from deposing his client.

  • Represented a number of witness subpoenaed to testify by the California Attorney General before a criminal grand jury in Riverside County. Several of the witnesses were granted immunity as a result of Mr. Neuman and his colleagues’ efforts.

  • Representative Matters at the U.S. Attorney’s Office
    In a three-week jury trial of a defendant charged with crimes related to tax evasion, art theft, and art fraud, Mr. Neuman and a colleague secured convictions on all charges. Mr. Neuman joined the case only weeks before trial, took over opening and closing arguments as well as the examination of numerous key witnesses, and earned accolades for his trial advocacy skills from colleagues and onlookers.

  • Mr. Neuman led the investigation and prosecution of over a dozen defendants involved in a $20 million mortgage and bank fraud scheme involving short sale and lending fraud on over 35 properties around Southern California. Among the defendants was a former bank officer who accepted bribes to manipulate the bank’s short sale process. Mr. Neuman received a special commendation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his efforts in this matter.

  • Mr. Neuman and a colleague obtained a conditional guilty plea on the day of trial from a licensed medical doctor who admitted issuing prescriptions for highly addictive narcotic drugs and other medications without a legitimate medical purpose and in exchange for cash. Mr. Neuman successfully defended the conviction before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

  • After a Santa Barbara-based hotel developer and former bank officer defrauded various banks and credit unions and obtained millions of dollars in loans, Mr. Neuman secured a pre-indictment guilty plea and an order of restitution for the victims.

  • In a matter that garnered world-wide media attention, Mr. Neuman and a colleague secured the extradition to Mexico of a producer of television shows such as “Survivor” and “Pimp My Ride.” In Mexico, the defendant faced charges of murdering his wife at a Cancun resort and then fleeing back to the United States.

  • Mr. Neuman has prosecuted over 200 defendants for violations of federal racketeering (“RICO”) laws. The defendants were members and associates of the Mexican Mafia, as well as several Los Angeles-based gangs. As part of these and related cases, Mr. Neuman won several jury trials where defendants were convicted of RICO charges, murder conspiracy charges, alien smuggling offenses, firearms offenses, and narcotics distribution charges. His efforts were recognized repeatedly in awards and commendations from various organizations.

Affiliations

  • Visiting Faculty, Harvard Law School: Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Member, American Bar Association: Criminal Justice Section, Health Law Section, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Section of Litigation
  • Member, Federal Bar Association: Federal Litigation Section, Criminal Law Section, Health Law Section, Securities Law Section
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

Recent News & Events

  • Ariel Neuman and Naomi Solomon Provide Analysis of Walmart FCPA Investigation

    Principal Ariel Neuman and associate Naomi Solomon authored the Daily Journal article, “How Walmart Pulled off an FCPA Win,” analyzing the retailer’s recently concluded seven-year Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation. The article provides an in-depth look into Walmart’s mishandling of its anti-corruption efforts prior to the investigation and details the ...

  • Bird Marella Persuades Judge to Reject Prosecutors’ Request for Billion Dollar Fine

    Following the successful defense of Plains All American Pipeline in a four-month jury trial last summer involving an oil spill in Santa Barbara, Bird Marella prevailed at the sentencing hearing held on April 25th. The Plains defense team, led by principals Gary Lincenberg and Ariel Neuman along with principal Naeun Rim and ...

  • Bird Marella Top-Ranked in 2019 Chambers and Partners

    Chambers and Partners, widely regarded as one of the primary arbiters of achievement in the legal profession, has named Bird Marella among the top litigation firms in the nation with a ranking in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” and a ranking in “Litigation: General Commercial.” Eight Bird Marella principals ...

  • Your Fingerprint is Now the FBI’s Key to Your Phone

    Remember the big fight about whether the FBI could force Apple to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone? Old news. Biometric identification on new iPhones and Androids – fingerprint sensors, iris scans, etc. – provide a new means by which law enforcement can force you to unlock your phone. As reported by Law360, this week a federal district ...

  • Ariel Neuman and Jen Won Author Article on Self-Disclosure of Criminal Conduct

    Principal Ariel Neuman and Associate Jen Won authored an article for the American Bar Association (ABA) entitled, “When and Why to Consider Self-Disclosure of Criminal Conduct.” Published in the winter edition of the ABA Commercial & Business Litigation newsletter, the article provides civil litigators with guidance regarding the pros and ...

  • A $42M Phone Call: Grand Jury Subpoena? Call Your Insurer Now.

    The headline reads: “LA Hospital’s Late Notice Sinks $42M FCA Deal Coverage.” The pleadings show that the hospital in question did not notify its insurer of a DOJ False Claims Act investigation for more than a year after the first grand jury subpoena was received. When the hospital entered into ...

  • 13 Bird Marella Attorneys Honored as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

    Bird Marella is proud to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Joel E. Boxer – Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation Paul S. Chan – Business Litigation, ...

  • Is Your Company’s Lawyer a Gov’t Agent?

    What happens when the feds tells you how to do your internal investigation? As Law360 reports, a court in New York is examining that very question and an entire criminal case related to the Libor-rigging scandal hangs in the balance. In the case of U.S. v. Connolly et al., case number 1:16-cr-00370, in the Southern ...

Other News & Events

  • Panelist, “Dealing with Coordinated Prosecutions: Multi-Jurisdiction, Multi-Agency, and Cross-Border,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, June 20, 2019
  • Interviewee, “Russian Hack Charges Offer Rare Look At Spy Vs. Spy Battles,” Law360, July 19, 2018
  • Interviewee, “Lawyers who advise EB-5 visa clients face SEC scrutiny,” Daily Journal, January, 2018
  • Interviewee re criminal groups that avoid detection and target international trade companies for money laundering, KNX-AM, December, 2017
  • Interviewee re trial strategy, “Defense in San Bernardino County corruption trial rests after half a day,” Daily Journal, July, 2017
  • Interviewee re False Claims Act and qui tam provision, “LA hospital settles fraud claim with $42M payout,” Daily Journal, June, 2017
  • Interviewee, “Can Families Sue Facebook For Violent Videos of Victims?,” International Business Times, April, 2017
  • Interviewee, "Pick the Right Law School for Criminal Law Practice," U.S. News & World Report, March, 2017
  • Panelist, 31st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, "Significant Legal Developments in the Regions," American Bar Association, March 8, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, CLE Luncheon, "Ethical and Effective Use of Advance Wavers in Criminal and Civil Cases," Federal Bar Association, July 28, 2016
  • Interviewee, Feature Story on U.S. Supreme Court’s Opinion on Betterman v. Montana, Law360, May 20, 2016
  • Interviewee, Feature Story on Criminal Investigation of Theranos, STAT News, April 19, 2016
  • Speaker, “Criminal Tax Cases: Priorities, Practices, And Tactics,” Tax Resolution Institute, July 17, 2015
  • Guest Speaker, Discussion on Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty in Fatal LAX Shooting, KPCC 89.3 Southern California Public Radio, January 5, 2015
  • Guest Interviewee, Feature Story on FBI Seizure of LAUSD iPad Documents, The Associated Press, December 2, 2014
  • Panelist, Fall Seminar, “Hospice, Home Health and Physical Therapy - Government Audits and Investigations,” California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, November 7, 2014
  • Panelist, Crowdfunding Forum for Real Estate, “Managing Risks, Including Fraud, Inherent in Crowdfunding,” IMN, September 9, 2014

Publications

  • White Collar Legal News Blog

  • Co-Author, “How Walmart Pulled off an FCPA Win,” Daily Journal, July 2, 2019 (with Naomi Solomon)

  • Co-Author, “When and Why to Consider Self-Disclosure of Criminal Conduct,” American Bar Association, March 21, 2019 (with Jen Won)

  • Co-Author, “Six Ways To Avoid Being Co-Opted Into a Trade-Based Money Laundering Scheme,” Bloomberg BNA, May 14, 2018 (with Jen Won)

  • Co-Author, “Backpage Dismissal Does Not Solve Websites’ Woes,” Law360, December, 2016 (with Julian Burns)

  • Co-Author, “United States: White-Collar Criminal Defence,” Global Investigations Review, October, 2015 (with Gary Lincenberg)

  • Co-Author, “United States: White-Collar Criminal Defence,” Global Investigations Review, October, 2014 (with Gary Lincenberg)

  • Co-Author, “FedEx Indictment Creates Bad Incentives,” Daily Journal, August 5, 2014 (with Benjamin Gluck)

  • Author, “Ruling in Chevron’s Ecuador Case Inspires a RICO Refresher,” Daily Journal, March 31, 2014

  • Co-Author, “Custodial Interrogations: What We Know, What We Do, and What We Can Learn From Law Enforcement Experiences,” in Educing Information – Interrogation: Science & Art, National Defense Intelligence College Press, 2006 (with D. Salinas)

Ariel Neuman is a trial lawyer who clients turn to for their most high-profile civil cases and criminal investigations.

A former Assistant United States Attorney and graduate of Harvard Law School (where he still serves as visiting faculty in the Trial Advocacy Workshop), his work has ranged from defending a Fortune 150 company against criminal charges at trial, to representing both a member and former member of Congress in relation to grand jury investigations, to defending the largest minority-owned brokerage firm in a high-stakes business dispute.

Mr. Neuman has led teams of lawyers in numerous jury trials involving complicated issues of fraud and misconduct. He has experience litigating and arbitrating cases around the country, and regularly takes on cases against the biggest law firms, as well as government regulators such as the SEC and DOJ. He is often called upon to conduct internal investigations related to accounting issues, False Claims Act allegations, potential FCPA violations, and related matters for national and multi-national corporations, or represent corporate executives and board members at companies experiencing such investigations.

He advises clients in matters involving securities fraud, claims of anti-competitive conduct, environmental crimes, health care fraud, money laundering, tariff issues, tax crimes, and other offenses. He also routinely represents companies and individuals involved in bet-the-company litigation. He has had recent success in cases involving unfair business practice and trade secret claims.

Before joining Bird Marella in 2014, Mr. Neuman served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles for nearly seven years. Mr. Neuman was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, and received numerous commendations and awards for his service. 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.

Representative Cases

  • Representative Matters at Bird Marella

    Represented Plains All American Pipeline, a Fortune 150 company, in a four-month trial defending against criminal charges arising from an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara. Obtained dismissal of 37 out of 46 counts.

  • Represents a doctor in an investigation by the DOJ related to various health care fraud allegations. Mr. Neuman convinced the Assistant U.S. Attorney to reverse a decision to indict the client on charges of billing for non-existent or medically unnecessary procedures.

  • Represents a former member of the United States House of Representatives in an ongoing confidential grand jury investigation.  Mr. Neuman’s client is not accused of any wrongdoing.

  • Representing a CFO and part owner of a media holding company against money laundering and Travel Act charges in connection with the recent indictment in Arizona relating to Backpage.com, as well as in connection with numerous related forfeiture proceedings in Los Angeles.

  • In “bet-the-company” litigation, defeated a preliminary injunction demand that would have shuttered oil-services business and required firing of all employees.

  • Represented one of the largest minority-owned broker/dealers in a FINRA arbitration and successfully defeated a demand for a permanent injunction regarding certain business practices related to muni bonds and fixed income investments.

  • Represented a patent attorney under investigation for violation of the Hobbs Act (extortion involving threats of financial harm). Mr. Neuman set the stage for his client to get immunity from the Department of Justice.

  • Represented an individual under investigation for antitrust, anti-competitive activities in the public works construction area. The investigation was closed without any charges being filed against Mr. Neuman’s client.

  • Represented an immigration attorney charged with securities fraud and other violations by the SEC related to the attorney’s work on behalf of clients seeking EB-5 visas.

  • Represented a financial professional involved in a dispute with his former business partners, who attempted to freeze Mr. Neuman’s client’s out of the partnership and deprive him of his rightful assets and membership interests. The matter was confidentially settled to the satisfaction of Mr. Neuman’s client.

  • Represented two prominent physicians under investigation for alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The United States Attorney’s Office and Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General, closed the investigation without filing any charges against Mr. Neuman’s clients.

  • Conducted an internal investigation for the Chinese subsidiary of a US-based technology company. The investigation focused on possible FCPA and tax violations, and was concluded without any finding of wrong-doing.

  • In major federal trade-based money laundering prosecution, secured settlement for client that resulted in dismissal of money laundering charges. Mr. Neuman and his colleagues successfully argued for the suppression of evidence illegally seized from one of the client’s business locations.

  • Represents a corporate executive facing a civil contempt action brought by the Federal Trade Commission. This case is on hold while other litigation continues, but to date Mr. Neuman has successfully prevented the FTC from deposing his client.

  • Represented a number of witness subpoenaed to testify by the California Attorney General before a criminal grand jury in Riverside County. Several of the witnesses were granted immunity as a result of Mr. Neuman and his colleagues’ efforts.

  • Representative Matters at the U.S. Attorney’s Office
    In a three-week jury trial of a defendant charged with crimes related to tax evasion, art theft, and art fraud, Mr. Neuman and a colleague secured convictions on all charges. Mr. Neuman joined the case only weeks before trial, took over opening and closing arguments as well as the examination of numerous key witnesses, and earned accolades for his trial advocacy skills from colleagues and onlookers.

  • Mr. Neuman led the investigation and prosecution of over a dozen defendants involved in a $20 million mortgage and bank fraud scheme involving short sale and lending fraud on over 35 properties around Southern California. Among the defendants was a former bank officer who accepted bribes to manipulate the bank’s short sale process. Mr. Neuman received a special commendation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his efforts in this matter.

  • Mr. Neuman and a colleague obtained a conditional guilty plea on the day of trial from a licensed medical doctor who admitted issuing prescriptions for highly addictive narcotic drugs and other medications without a legitimate medical purpose and in exchange for cash. Mr. Neuman successfully defended the conviction before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

  • After a Santa Barbara-based hotel developer and former bank officer defrauded various banks and credit unions and obtained millions of dollars in loans, Mr. Neuman secured a pre-indictment guilty plea and an order of restitution for the victims.

  • In a matter that garnered world-wide media attention, Mr. Neuman and a colleague secured the extradition to Mexico of a producer of television shows such as “Survivor” and “Pimp My Ride.” In Mexico, the defendant faced charges of murdering his wife at a Cancun resort and then fleeing back to the United States.

  • Mr. Neuman has prosecuted over 200 defendants for violations of federal racketeering (“RICO”) laws. The defendants were members and associates of the Mexican Mafia, as well as several Los Angeles-based gangs. As part of these and related cases, Mr. Neuman won several jury trials where defendants were convicted of RICO charges, murder conspiracy charges, alien smuggling offenses, firearms offenses, and narcotics distribution charges. His efforts were recognized repeatedly in awards and commendations from various organizations.

Affiliations

  • Visiting Faculty, Harvard Law School: Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • Member, American Bar Association: Criminal Justice Section, Health Law Section, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Section of Litigation
  • Member, Federal Bar Association: Federal Litigation Section, Criminal Law Section, Health Law Section, Securities Law Section
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

News & Events

Ariel Neuman and Naomi Solomon Provide Analysis of Walmart FCPA Investigation

Principal Ariel Neuman and associate Naomi Solomon authored the Daily Journal article, “How Walmart Pulled off an FCPA Win,” analyzing the retailer’s recently concluded seven-year Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation. The article provides an in-depth look into Walmart’s mishandling of its anti-corruption efforts prior to the investigation and details the ...

Bird Marella Persuades Judge to Reject Prosecutors’ Request for Billion Dollar Fine

Following the successful defense of Plains All American Pipeline in a four-month jury trial last summer involving an oil spill in Santa Barbara, Bird Marella prevailed at the sentencing hearing held on April 25th. The Plains defense team, led by principals Gary Lincenberg and Ariel Neuman along with principal Naeun Rim and ...

Bird Marella Top-Ranked in 2019 Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners, widely regarded as one of the primary arbiters of achievement in the legal profession, has named Bird Marella among the top litigation firms in the nation with a ranking in “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” and a ranking in “Litigation: General Commercial.” Eight Bird Marella principals ...

Your Fingerprint is Now the FBI’s Key to Your Phone

Remember the big fight about whether the FBI could force Apple to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone? Old news. Biometric identification on new iPhones and Androids – fingerprint sensors, iris scans, etc. – provide a new means by which law enforcement can force you to unlock your phone. As reported by Law360, this week a federal district ...

Ariel Neuman and Jen Won Author Article on Self-Disclosure of Criminal Conduct

Principal Ariel Neuman and Associate Jen Won authored an article for the American Bar Association (ABA) entitled, “When and Why to Consider Self-Disclosure of Criminal Conduct.” Published in the winter edition of the ABA Commercial & Business Litigation newsletter, the article provides civil litigators with guidance regarding the pros and ...

A $42M Phone Call: Grand Jury Subpoena? Call Your Insurer Now.

The headline reads: “LA Hospital’s Late Notice Sinks $42M FCA Deal Coverage.” The pleadings show that the hospital in question did not notify its insurer of a DOJ False Claims Act investigation for more than a year after the first grand jury subpoena was received. When the hospital entered into ...

13 Bird Marella Attorneys Honored as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bird Marella is proud to recognize the attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list: Terry W. Bird – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Joel E. Boxer – Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation Paul S. Chan – Business Litigation, ...

Is Your Company’s Lawyer a Gov’t Agent?

What happens when the feds tells you how to do your internal investigation? As Law360 reports, a court in New York is examining that very question and an entire criminal case related to the Libor-rigging scandal hangs in the balance. In the case of U.S. v. Connolly et al., case number 1:16-cr-00370, in the Southern ...

Other News & Events

  • Panelist, “Dealing with Coordinated Prosecutions: Multi-Jurisdiction, Multi-Agency, and Cross-Border,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, June 20, 2019
  • Interviewee, “Russian Hack Charges Offer Rare Look At Spy Vs. Spy Battles,” Law360, July 19, 2018
  • Interviewee, “Lawyers who advise EB-5 visa clients face SEC scrutiny,” Daily Journal, January, 2018
  • Interviewee re criminal groups that avoid detection and target international trade companies for money laundering, KNX-AM, December, 2017
  • Interviewee re trial strategy, “Defense in San Bernardino County corruption trial rests after half a day,” Daily Journal, July, 2017
  • Interviewee re False Claims Act and qui tam provision, “LA hospital settles fraud claim with $42M payout,” Daily Journal, June, 2017
  • Interviewee, “Can Families Sue Facebook For Violent Videos of Victims?,” International Business Times, April, 2017
  • Interviewee, "Pick the Right Law School for Criminal Law Practice," U.S. News & World Report, March, 2017
  • Panelist, 31st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, "Significant Legal Developments in the Regions," American Bar Association, March 8, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, CLE Luncheon, "Ethical and Effective Use of Advance Wavers in Criminal and Civil Cases," Federal Bar Association, July 28, 2016
  • Interviewee, Feature Story on U.S. Supreme Court’s Opinion on Betterman v. Montana, Law360, May 20, 2016
  • Interviewee, Feature Story on Criminal Investigation of Theranos, STAT News, April 19, 2016
  • Speaker, “Criminal Tax Cases: Priorities, Practices, And Tactics,” Tax Resolution Institute, July 17, 2015
  • Guest Speaker, Discussion on Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty in Fatal LAX Shooting, KPCC 89.3 Southern California Public Radio, January 5, 2015
  • Guest Interviewee, Feature Story on FBI Seizure of LAUSD iPad Documents, The Associated Press, December 2, 2014
  • Panelist, Fall Seminar, “Hospice, Home Health and Physical Therapy - Government Audits and Investigations,” California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, November 7, 2014
  • Panelist, Crowdfunding Forum for Real Estate, “Managing Risks, Including Fraud, Inherent in Crowdfunding,” IMN, September 9, 2014

Publications

  • White Collar Legal News Blog

  • Co-Author, “How Walmart Pulled off an FCPA Win,” Daily Journal, July 2, 2019 (with Naomi Solomon)

  • Co-Author, “When and Why to Consider Self-Disclosure of Criminal Conduct,” American Bar Association, March 21, 2019 (with Jen Won)

  • Co-Author, “Six Ways To Avoid Being Co-Opted Into a Trade-Based Money Laundering Scheme,” Bloomberg BNA, May 14, 2018 (with Jen Won)

  • Co-Author, “Backpage Dismissal Does Not Solve Websites’ Woes,” Law360, December, 2016 (with Julian Burns)

  • Co-Author, “United States: White-Collar Criminal Defence,” Global Investigations Review, October, 2015 (with Gary Lincenberg)

  • Co-Author, “United States: White-Collar Criminal Defence,” Global Investigations Review, October, 2014 (with Gary Lincenberg)

  • Co-Author, “FedEx Indictment Creates Bad Incentives,” Daily Journal, August 5, 2014 (with Benjamin Gluck)

  • Author, “Ruling in Chevron’s Ecuador Case Inspires a RICO Refresher,” Daily Journal, March 31, 2014

  • Co-Author, “Custodial Interrogations: What We Know, What We Do, and What We Can Learn From Law Enforcement Experiences,” in Educing Information – Interrogation: Science & Art, National Defense Intelligence College Press, 2006 (with D. Salinas)