Edward B. Diskant - McDermott Will & Emery


Edward (Ted) Diskant is a former federal prosecutor who leverages his background overseeing some of the most high-profile criminal matters brought by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to help companies and individuals navigate a wide range of white-collar, litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. Ted is routinely hired to lead sensitive internal investigations and respond to government inquiries, with a particular focus on 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).

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  • Successfully obtained dismissal of FCA claims against a global pharmaceutical company based on an asserted off-label promotion scheme
  • Successfully obtained non-prosecution agreement for a national construction firm in twenty-five defendant kickback and commercial bribery investigation and prosecution
  • Successfully obtained declination for pharmaceutical executive in SEC insider tradition investigation

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  • The Legal 500 US, 2022-2023
  • Global Investigations Review GIR 100, Recommended, 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