RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.
RECENT PUBLICLY AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS AND LITIGATION MATTERS
As lead trial counsel, obtained a full acquittal for a bank executive following a ten-week jury trial in a case brought by the Department of
Justice following the bank’s failure, while all co-defendants were found guilty on multiple charges.
Developed and leads an innovative litigation and crisis management team for one of the world’s largest financial institutions.
Resolved a years-long criminal investigation into activities related to the mortgage foreclosure crisis at one of the nation’s largest banks with a
Resolved a grand jury investigation into accounting practices at a major, national accounting firm with no charges brought forward.
Led an internal investigation related to money-laundering activity at one of the nation’s largest banks that concluded with no adverse action to the
Defended multiple corporations and executives in various Congressional and grand jury investigations that are not publicly available.
RECENT APPELLATE MATTERS
Rourk v. Bank of American Nat’l Association
, 2014 WL 4823611 (11th Cir. Sept. 30, 2014) (argued)
Missouri ex rel. KCP&L v. Missouri Pub. Serv. Comm’n
, 13-787 (U.S., cert. denied, 2014)
(briefed at petition stage) Secured a call for the views of the Solicitor General (CVSG) on a certiorari petition from a decision of the intermediate
Missouri appellate court. Petition of the Day on Scotusblog. Petition: 2013 WL 690477.
Burwell et al. v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
, 134 S.Ct. 2751 (2014)
(briefed as amicus) Represented 15 members of the U.S. Congress in an amicus brief describing the purpose of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993
and urging that the contraceptives mandate violated the “super-statute” RFRA. The Supreme Court struck down the contraceptives mandate. Amicus brief at
2014 WL 333886.
Wolf v. Fed. Nat’l Mortg. Ass’n
, 512 Fed. Appx. 336 (4th Cir. 2013) (briefed and argued)
United States ex rel. Jones v. Collegiate Funding Servs.
, 469 Fed. Appx. 244 (4th Cir. 2012) (briefed and argued)
United States ex rel. Goldberg v. Rush University Medical Center
, 680 F.3d 933 (7th Cir. 2012) (briefed and argued)
Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, 15-105 (cert. granted, November 6, 2015)
(briefed as amicus supporting certiorari) Represented law professors arguing that the contraception mandate commandeers nuns’ healthcare plans by including
contraception even though the government pays for it, and that this imposition burdens the free exercise of religion under the Religious Freedom
Restoration Act of 1993. Certiorari granted. Amicus brief available at 2015 WL 5117957.