WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hunton & Williams LLP announces former United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington and Richmond offices. Heaphy, who had been U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia since 2009, will become head of the firm’s white collar defense and internal investigations practice.
David A. Higbee, a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department, who serves as managing partner of the Washington office, states: “As U.S. Attorney, Tim led several major investigations, including one of the largest off-label pharmaceutical marketing cases, producing a $1.5 billion resolution, and a major mortgage fraud matter — which are two primary areas for white collar investigations and litigation.”
At the U.S. Attorney’s office, Heaphy also led cases related to national security, financial and health care fraud, public corruption, organized crime, environmental crime, money laundering, and civil rights, among others. He has tried 60 jury cases to verdict.
“I am honored to join Hunton & Williams and look forward to helping clients navigate matters in which their activities draw the scrutiny of government investigators,” says Heaphy, who was previously in private practice and had also been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington and Charlottesville for 12 years.
Litigation team head Samuel A. Danon, adds: “Hunton & Williams has a history of welcoming lawyers with exceptional credentials, such as Tim. His experience complements our award-winning global litigation practice, and we look forward to working with him to continue to build our white collar practice.”
Hunton & Williams’ white collar investigations lawyers handle corporate criminal defense and government enforcement litigation worldwide and represent clients in criminal investigations and prosecutions, parallel civil enforcement proceedings and related third-party proceedings.
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