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

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

Work Department

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

Lawyer Rankings

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

Lawyers at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP have developed a solid practice defending corporations and individuals in civil litigation, regulatory inquiries and criminal investigations. Key areas of expertise include matters pertaining to securities fraud, bribery violations, healthcare and tax fraud, as well as allegations of workplace misconduct. The group also benefits from the firm’s presence in London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, allowing it to handle cross-border cases before multiple foreign regulators. Based in Philadelphia, Eric Sitarchuk is the head of the global practice, and has particular experience in FCA and qui tam defense work. Boston’s Timothy Burke heads the securities enforcement and litigation group, representing individuals and financial services firms in relation to public and private investigations. Based in the labor and employment group, Washington DC’s Grace Speights takes the lead in cases involving workplace misconduct, in addition to offering crisis management expertise.