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 Board of Directors in matter involving allegations against high level executives

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, 2013, and 2014, The Legal 500 U.S. for White Collar Criminal Defense

New York Super Lawyers, 2011 and 2012

Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, 1994

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

Prior Experience

Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP

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

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

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

Howrey & Simon

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