Edward B. Diskant - McDermott Will & Emery


Edward (Ted) B. Diskant is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on representing companies and individuals in a wide range of white-collar and regulatory enforcement matters and in complex civil litigation. Ted has extensive experience handling sensitive investigations, with particular expertise in matters involving the False Claims Act (FCA), the anti-bribery laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), wire fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Ted also consults on compliance matters and helps clients design, implement and audit compliance programs consistent with US Justice Department (DOJ) and other applicable guidance.

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  • Successfully obtained dismissal of FCA claims against a global pharmaceutical company.
  • Convicted former sportswear company executive, two others after four-week jury trial for charges arising from corruption within the world of NCAA basketball, and successfully briefed and argued the case on appeal. *
  • Convicted former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos of bribery and extortion offenses after a five-week jury trial. *
  • Oversaw prosecution of Chinese national for FCPA, international money laundering offenses stemming from scheme to offer bribes to foreign officials in Chad and Uganda. *
  • Oversaw investigation of international corporation for potential FCPA violations arising from efforts to bribe foreign government officials through international travel and hospitality programs.*

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  • Legal 500 US, 2022 to 2023


  • LGBT Bar Association of New York, member
  • Federal Bar Council


Yale Law School, JD, 2008
Yale College, BA, 2003

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US District Court Eastern District of New York
US District Court Southern District of New York

New York