White-Collar

Overview


Companies and their executives now face increased scrutiny wherever they have interests and operations. Whistleblower lawsuits are growing at an unprecedented rate. Clients need legal advisors who can help identify and address potential compliance risks, respond in the event of a government investigation, and defend qui tam actions, criminal charges and parallel proceedings. McDermott can provide skilled legal counsel to assist clients facing scrutiny by government agencies over their business practices.

McDermott’s white-collar and securities defense team includes highly experienced lawyers in offices throughout the United States and abroad. We have tried hundreds of cases in federal and state courts, earning us consistent recognition by legal and industry directories such as Chambers USA, US News-Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and The Legal 500.

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  • Represented the estate of Donald Flynn, the controlling shareholder of Emerald Casino, a company which owned the last casino license issued by the State of Illinois. After Emerald’s gaming license was revoked, the company filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy trustee sued Flynn and other officers and directors seeking over $520 million in damages. As a result of a bench trial in federal court, the Flynn estate prevailed on the trustee’s breach of fiduciary duty claim and trustee’s challenges to Flynn’s claims for amounts the company owed him; obtained a ruling barring the opinion of the trustee’s purported damages expert; and secured a ruling rejecting joint liability and setting damages at $45 million, less than 10 percent of the amount the trustee sought.

People


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Gordon A. Greenberg

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Insights & Events / Media

San Francisco, California / Speaking Engagements / May 2017

On the Subject / November 29, 2018

Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup / Q3 | September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Speaking Engagements / July 24, 2018

Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup / Q2 | July 2018

Webinar / McDermott Event / July 17, 2018

Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup / Q1 | April 2018

Ohrid, Macedonia / Speaking Engagements / November 2-3, 2017

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / November 2-5, 2017

Today’s General Counsel / Fall 2017

Independence Institute / September 25, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / June 14, 2017

Sacramento, California / Speaking Engagements / June 13, 2017

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / June 7, 2017

Waltham, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / April 20, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / April 6-8, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / April 4, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / March 15, 2017

Corporate Law & Governance Newsletter / February 2017

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / February 7, 2017

Tax Notes / State Tax Notes / January 23, 2017

Corporate Law & Governance Newsletter / January 2017

AHLA Weekly (American Health Lawyers Association) / December 9, 2016

Publications / December 2016

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation / October 11, 2016

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation / April 28, 2016

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation / January 7, 2016

The CLS Blue Sky Blog / May 25, 2015

McDermott Discusses SEC’s Large Payouts to Compliance-Officer Whistleblowers

Publications / March 2015

ABA 2014 Annual Broker-Dealer Survey

Main Justice / December 16, 2014

Second Circuit’s Newman Decision: Key Implications for the Defense Bar

Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report / April 2, 2014

Violations of FDA Safety Regulations Do Not Give Rise to False Claims

Bloomberg BNA Portfolio / February 4, 2014

The PCAOB Mission: Improving Audit Quality via Enforcement, Standards & Inspections

Law360 / February 3, 2014

1st Circ. Holds FCA Relator’s Feet To The Rule 9(b) Fire

Publications / January 2014

ABA 2013 Annual Broker-Dealer Survey

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