Mr Eric Sitarchuk > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060
United States

Work Department

Latin America Team; Litigation


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).


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.


Franklin & Marshall College; George Washington University Law School

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > State attorneys general

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is skilled at handling state attorneys general matters alongside criminal proceedings, lawsuits and class actions. Led by Philadelphia-based Eric Sitarchuk, the team regularly acts on individual and multistate investigations across a wide range of areas, most notably product liability, environment, antitrust, data privacy and cybersecurity. Sitarchuk is highly experienced in complex federal and state investigations and a popular destination for leading tech and pharmaceutical companies. Other key names include Philadelphia-based John Dodds, who is well versed in healthcare fraud, public corruption, and environmental violation cases, and white-collar crime expert Kelly Moore in New York.

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is reputed in the market for its extensive False Claims Act and qui tam work, which the firm handles across a number of jurisdictions for companies and individuals alike. Regulatory inquiries, civil litigation, and criminal investigations brought by enforcement agencies like the DOJ and SEC form part of the group’s portfolio. Seasoned trial lawyer Eric Sitarchuk  in Philadelphia is a go-to attorney for corporations in white-collar matters and leads the practice together with Boston-based Timothy Burke, whose specializations span securities regulatory and litigation matters. The firm further broadened its group with the addition of three former government officials: Justin Weitz and David Plotinsky from the DOJ, as well as Kelly Gibson, who has held varied positions at the SEC, including acting deputy director of the Division of Enforcement.