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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations — Pennsylvania

Senior Statesperson

Thomas A Bergstrom

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Bergstrom is labeled a "wonderful attorney" by market commentators, who note his tremendous expertise in white-collar litigation. His clients include corporates, senior executives and wider individuals.

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Senior Statesperson

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Lee is a seasoned litigator who represents clients in the life sciences and financial services sectors in white-collar crime and government investigations. He attracts praise from market commentators who describe him as a "top-drawer, phenomenal lawyer" and he is particularly adept at assisting clients with False Claims Act litigation.

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Senior Statesperson

Sprague & Sprague

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Sprague of Sprague & Sprague is a vastly experienced practitioner with decades of criminal trial experience. He is a prominent litigator capable of handling both criminal and civil litigation at both trial and appellate levels.

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Eminent Practitioner

Conrad O'Brien

From the Chambers USA guide

Chair of the firm James Rohn commands the respect of his peers, who consider him to be an "incredible attorney." He has vast experience of dealing with complex white-collar crime and legal malpractice disputes. His broad practice also encompasses antitrust, securities and insurance litigation.

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Band 1

Creed C Black Jnr - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers USA guide

Creed Black is a sole practitioner who is considered an authority when handling white-collar crime litigation and government investigations. He is a seasoned practitioner with 40 years' experience as a trial lawyer.

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Band 1

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Dodds is considered by interviewees to be a "very talented, fine white-collar lawyer" and he is valued by clients for his experience of handling government investigations. He is particularly adept at handling qui tam cases and he boasts an impressive client list which includes several major pharmaceutical companies.

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Band 1

Thomas M Gallagher

Pepper Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Gallagher chairs the firm's executive committee and his counsel is frequently sought by pharmaceutical businesses, medical device companies and healthcare providers. His expertise in white-collar crime and government investigations is highly prized by clients, with one noting: "He has a wealth of experience of handling big matters which informs his legal ability, he analyzes the issues and is able to explain them in a way that makes sense."

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Band 1

Howard Bruce Klein

Law Offices Of HB Klein

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Howard Bruce Klein is incredibly popular among his clients for his representations of individuals, CEOs and corporations in white-collar criminal defense. He attracts praise for being a "really valuable advisor who is extremely experienced and knowledgeable" and is widely praised as a "phenomenal attorney who offers excellent sound judgment." One client concludes: "He is an outstanding trial lawyer and advocate who really spends the time to understand the details."

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Band 1

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Scheff is the executive chairman of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP and is well known for representing pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as clients in the financial services industry. He is an accomplished white-collar crime litigator and is particularly adept at handling fraud cases.

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Band 1

Michael A Schwartz

Pepper Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Schwartz is cochair of the firm's white-collar litigation and investigations team, attracting praise from interviewees who consider him a "great defense attorney" with "high-caliber legal skills." He is an expert at handling regulatory enforcement actions, as well as First Amendment mandates. One client adds: "He is incredibly knowledgeable, combining wisdom with remarkable humility."

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Band 1

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Market commentators agree that Eric Sitarchuk is a "very highly regarded attorney," with one noting that "he is sensational and I love to watch him work." He possesses vast trial experience and is particularly adept at FCA and qui tam litigation.

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Band 1

Robert E Welsh Jr

Welsh & Recker

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Welsh of Welsh & Recker is acclaimed for his work defending clients in white-collar criminal litigation and handling investigations. He is particularly adept at handling cases relating to antitrust, fraud, criminal tax, FCPA and securities.

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Band 2

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

From the Chambers USA guide

James Becker is an accomplished litigator who has a strong reputation in the market based on his representation of clients under government investigations. He is also capable of assisting clients with securities, tax and antitrust litigation.

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Band 2

Christopher R Hall

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Hall is chair of the firm's white-collar and government enforcement practice and is well regarded for his representation of corporations in government enforcement actions. He is popular among clients, with one noting: "I always felt the success of my case was personal for him and I believe he is someone who cares deeply."

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Band 2

Matthew Haverstick

Kleinbard LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Haverstick of Kleinbard LLC is highly prized by government officials and agencies for his work on corruption investigations and litigation. He attracts praise from clients for handling "hard-to-win cases and being able to break new ground."

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Band 2

Henry E Hockeimer Jr

Ballard Spahr LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Henry Hockeimer is popular among market commentators, who attest to his "commitment to dedicated client service and passionate advocacy on behalf of his clients." He is well known for his white-collar crime and government investigations practice, earning plaudits for his experience in public corruption mandates.

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Band 2

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Kraeutler has a diverse practice which encompasses complex commercial, IP and white-collar crime disputes, including expert knowledge of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as patent and trademark disputes. Market commentators agree that he is "an exceptionally good lawyer" with an "excellent reputation."

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Band 2

Post & Schell, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Levine is chair of Post & Schell, P.C.'s internal investigations and white-collar defense practice and attracts strong praise from market commentators, with one noting "he is a phenomenal, fearless trial lawyer," whilst another describes him as "super smart, very nice and well respected within the defense community." He is well known for his defense of corporations, directors and executives.

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Band 2

Michael M Mustokoff

Duane Morris LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Mustokoff is highly acclaimed as a trial lawyer and is valued by clients for his experience of white-collar crime litigation. He is particularly adept at assisting on fraudulent insurance cases, RICO claims and wider regulatory proceedings.

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Band 2

Catherine M Recker

Welsh & Recker

From the Chambers USA guide

Catherine Recker of Welsh & Recker has over 25 years of experience in the area of white-collar crime and is particularly well versed in disputes relating to FCPA and the False Claims Act. She is also capable of representing clients in antitrust and securities cases.

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Band 2

Thomas H Suddath Jr

Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Suddath comes recommended for his white-collar defense and government investigations practice, with notable strengths representing clients in the healthcare sector. He is particularly adept at handling False Claims Act and antikickback matters.

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Band 2

William J Winning

Cozen O'Connor

From the Chambers USA guide

William Winning cochairs the firm's criminal defense and internal investigations practice and is highly experienced in handling regulatory investigations and defending governmental enforcement. He also advises clients on compliance issues.

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Band 3

William DeStefano

Stevens & Lee PC

From the Chambers USA guide

William DeStefano is chair of Stevens & Lee PC's white-collar defense and investigations group. He is a respected practitioner in the market and his counsel is frequently sought on government and corporate investigations as well as antitrust and trade regulation cases.

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Band 3

William M McSwain

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William McSwain is a highly rated trial lawyer who focuses on white-collar defense and government investigations. One client reports: "He is very bright and aggressive; you know that if he goes to trial that he stands a good chance of winning the case."

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Band 3

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marc Raspanti of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP attracts praise from interviewees as a "skilled litigator." He is best known for his work assisting clients in the healthcare sector on complex white-collar criminal litigation.

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Band 3

K&L Gates

From the Chambers USA guide

Pittsburgh-based Mark Rush is popular among clients who label him a "phenomenal attorney" who has an "amazing gravitas and presence in court." He is a specialist in internal investigations and corporate criminal defense, representing clients including public officials, financial institutions and both public and private corporations. One client remarks: "He is a good litigator and a consummate professional."

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