Henry J. DePippo - Partner

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Henry J. DePippo

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New York
Phone: +1 212-446-4780
Fax: +1 212-446-4900
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Professional Profile

Henry DePippo is a partner in Kirkland's New York and Washington, D.C. offices.  Henry concentrates his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and False Claims Act litigation.  He has defended corporations and corporate executives in government investigations and other criminal and regulatory proceedings in connection with allegations of healthcare fraud, securities fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export control laws, and matters relating to antitrust, government contracts, public corruption and criminal environmental enforcement.

Henry spent six years with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where as Senior Trial Counsel, he was one of the lead prosecutors responsible for the investigation and successful prosecution of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.  He also served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, responsible for authorizing prosecutions, advising law enforcement agencies and supervising prosecutors.

In addition to his extensive trial experience as a prosecutor and in private practice, Henry has briefed and argued a host of cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Representative Matters

Represented pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies and other healthcare institutions, providers and executives in healthcare fraud investigations conducted by federal and state enforcement agencies involving allegations of off-label promotion, improper sales and marketing practices, pricing issues and alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act.

Represented international professional services firm in connection with allegations of bribery, fraud and corruption involving World Bank projects in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe.

Represented international financial company in internal investigation into allegations of accounting irregularities and potential FCPA and tax violations.

Represented large multinational corporation in internal investigation into possible Office of Foreign Asset Control and export restriction violations.

Represented investment firms, hedge funds and executives in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations involving allegations of insider trading, market timing and other securities laws violations.

Represented major financial institution in connection with special inspector general audit under TARP program.

Represented investment company by providing training mandated by compliance program regarding material non-public information.

Represented global securities firm in connection with former employee theft of trade secrets.

Represented international firm in conducting review of compliance program, including revising policies and procedures and assisting in implementation of re-designed program.

Represented multinational industrial corporation in federal theft of trade secrets investigation.

Represented top executive in manufacturing firm as lead trial counsel in environmental (Clean Water Act) prosecution resulting in mixed verdict by jury and where all counts of conviction were reversed on appeal.


Other Distinctions

2010, 2011, and 2013, The Legal 500 U.S. for White Collar Criminal Defense

2011 and 2012, New York Super Lawyers

1994, Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service

1991, Special Commendation for Outstanding Service by the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys


Prior Experience

Partner
Nixon Peabody LLP
1996-2009

Counsel
Nixon Peabody LLP
1994-1996

Senior Trial Counsel
Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1993-1994

Deputy Chief, Criminal Division
Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1992-1993

Assistant U.S. Attorney
Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1988-1994

Associate
Howrey & Simon
1984-1988

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