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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

101 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060, USA
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Work +1 212 309 6000
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Eric Sitarchuk

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Work +1.215.963.5840
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Latin America Team; Litigation

Position

Eric represents clients in government investigations and white-collar litigation. With 30 years of experience in this area, he represents clients in a wide variety of white-collar criminal matters, False Claims Act (FCA) and qui tam litigation, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other complex federal and state investigations. Working with boards of directors, audit committees, and corporate management, Eric has conducted numerous internal investigations, and advised on the creation and implementation of corporate compliance and ethics programs. He serves as chair of the firm’s white collar and corporate investigations practice.  A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Eric defends clients in federal criminal and civil cases that allege healthcare fraud; defense contract fraud; FCPA violations and other official corruption; securities fraud; antitrust violations; import/export offenses; theft of trade secrets; money laundering; drug diversion; tax fraud; pyramid schemes; commercial bribery; and environmental violations. In defending organizations and individuals during US government investigations, Eric has persuaded prosecutors to take no action and close investigations of Fortune 500 companies, large healthcare institutions, and prominent lawyers, executives, and public officials. He has tried numerous cases.  Eric has been listed in International Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers (2003–2015) and International Who's Who of Investigations (2014–2016).

Career

Eric brings government service experience to his practice. He worked as an Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s office in Philadelphia. He also served as a Special Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s office in Washington, DC, where he led the criminal investigation of federal law enforcement’s handling of the standoff at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and its repercussions.

Education

Franklin & Marshall College; George Washington University Law School


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's group stands out for its ability to bring together individual partners with 'unique strengths and expertise', who 'work together effectively to deliver great results'. The global practice handles matters throughout the US and around the world, including the full spectrum of investigations and criminal proceedings. Philadelphia's Eric Sitarchuk leads the white-collar litigation and government investigations team, while Boston's Timothy Burke heads the securities enforcement and litigation group. Together with Steven Reed (also in Philadelphia), Sitarchuk is defending Teva USA and Cephalon in a major multi-district litigation concerning allegations of false and misleading opioid medicine marketing. Acting as co-counsel with a team from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Century City's Nathan Hochman successfully defended Eric Pulier in his federal criminal prosecution involving allegations of fraud arising from the sale of ServiceMesh to Corporation Service Company; charges were dismissed in the Central District of California. Other names to note include Susan Resley in San Francisco, Tinos Diamantatos in Chicago and New York's David Miller, who is praised for his 'sharp mind, strategic thinking and client-focused advice'.

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