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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Douglas Baruch

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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False Claims Act and FIRREA, Litigation, Government Contracts litigation, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations, Health Care Fraud and Compliance, Aerospace & Defense, Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, International Arbitration


Mr. Baruch is a litigation partner who represents corporations and individuals in a variety of complex civil and criminal litigation matters, ranging from investigations and subpoena compliance to federal court litigation, with an emphasis on cases arising under the False Claims Act and FIRREA.  He regularly handles matters arising in the healthcare, financial institutions, and defense and aerospace sectors.


Mr. Baruch joined Fried Frank in 1987.


Mr. Baruch serves on the Law360 Aerospace and Defense Editorial Advisory Board (2017-2019), the Board of Directors for the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the Board of Directors for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.


Mr. Baruch received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides ‘a superior service’ in the field of M&A transactions for government contractors, notably in the aerospace and defense sectors. The group has an established reputation for handling some of the most high-profile transactional deals; a recent example was advising Jacobs Engineering Group on its successful $3.3bn acquisition of CH2M. Bid protests and FCA cases are other cornerstone areas of expertise for the team; Douglas Baruch, who heads the firm’s False Claims Act practice, defended military container subtractor Advanced Containment Systems in an FCA investigation and qui tam suit concerning allegations of falsely certified quality assurance standards. In July 2017 Jerald Howe left to join Leidos and of counsel James McCullough, who is ‘very precise’, took over as head of the government contracts practice. Michael Anstett is another name to note.

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