Adam Schwartz | Carlton Fields
Mr. Schwartz, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Eastern District of New York, chairs Carlton Fields’ white collar and government investigations practice group. He concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act (Qui Tam/Whistleblower) defense, and health care fraud and abuse matters (AKS/Stark). He represents individuals and corporations in internal investigations, grand jury practice and procedure, complex civil fraud defense and advises drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical wholesalers on regulatory compliance laws including the Drug Quality and Security Act. Mr. Schwartz speaks regularly before other practitioners on topics ranging from health care fraud to attorney-client privilege considerations during internal investigations. He has been co-chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Subcommittee for the Florida Region since 2007.
Erin J. Hoyle | Carlton Fields
Ms. Hoyle concentrates her practice on government investigations, corporate internal investigations, and white-collar criminal defense, with a focus on whistleblower complaints, allegations of healthcare fraud, securities litigation, and cybersecurity and privacy compliance. She was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Health Care Law, Litigation – Securities for 2021-2022. Ms. Hoyle serves as a member of the Rankings and Endorsements Committee and the Young Professionals Committee of the Women in White Collar Defense Association, an organization promoting diversity for women attorneys who specialize in the defense of government enforcement actions and internal investigations. She is a frequent speaker and author on the False Claims Act, corporate compliance, and telehealth issues.
Brian Spahn | Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Brian Spahn’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, corporate compliance, and internal investigations. He has handled banking and financial services litigation, employment and trade secret misappropriation matters as well as managed large class action defenses. Brian is experienced in conducting internal investigations, working with corporate boards of directors and audit committees on issues ranging from employment matters to securities and corporate governance issues. He has written and spoken on numerous issues involving the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. When representing corporate clients, Brian often works with federal and state law enforcement when appropriate on fraud and trade secret misappropriation cases.
Phillip Berkowitz | Littler Mendelson P.C.
Philip Berkowitz, a shareholder in the New York City office of Littler Mendelson P.C., is US Co-Chair of the firm’s international labor and employment law practice, and Co-Chair of the financial services industry team. Mr. Berkowitz represents multinational and domestic companies in a wide range of industries on employment-related matters, including lawsuits and arbitrations, in the United States and internationally.
His clients include companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, manufacturing, publishing, and many other businesses. He has represented prominent international law firms in employment law matters, and senior executives in the financial services and other industries in compensation related matters.
Mr. Berkowitz is former Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Diversity and Equality Committee, and former Chair of the New York State Bar Association International Section. He attended Cornell Law School, the Northwestern School of Law, and the State University of New York at New Paltz.