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  • Education
    • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1996
    • B.A., Lafayette College, 1993, English and Government and Law, Deans List
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Brian Rafferty is an experienced trial lawyer, former federal prosecutor and highly experienced federal criminal defense attorney, specializing in the representation of individuals, business executives, health care professionals, and corporate clients in white-collar criminal investigations, prosecutions and enforcement proceedings. As a white-collar criminal defense attorney, Brian's federal criminal defense practice leverages a distinguished background as a former federal prosecutor, including years of service as Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia where he supervised prosecutions in Savannah, Brunswick, Augusta, Waycross, Statesboro and Dublin. In over a decade as a federal criminal prosecutor, Brian oversaw and managed some of the most high-profile and complex white-collar criminal investigations, many of which were national and international in scope.

Brian focuses his federal practice on helping clients in a multitude of white-collar criminal matters, government and internal investigations, and complex litigation matters. Brian draws upon a deep understanding of the inner workings of federal law enforcement authorities to help his clients during investigations, negotiations and trial proceedings. Brian also provides prospective guidance to help clients mitigate risk and ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws. Brian’s national federal criminal defense practice spans an array of industries, with a particular focus on health care, government contracting, and financial industries, and includes investigations and prosecutions of allegations of health care fraud, government procurement fraud, securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, bribery, public corruption and money laundering.

Brian regularly appeared in court as a federal prosecutor, litigating a variety of complex criminal matters and developing a reputation as an outstanding trial lawyer.  For his work as a federal prosecutor, Brian received a variety of awards and commendations for his investigative and trial work from the F.B.I., United States Secret Service, Defense Criminal Investigative Service and Department of Justice.

Before his work as a federal prosecutor, Brian was a partner at a white-collar criminal litigation boutique in New York. Brian is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and he has handled federal white-collar criminal investigations throughout the United States.

  • The $30 million bank fraud prosecution of fugitive banker Aubrey Lee Price
  • A multimillion dollar health care fraud prosecution of multiple Armenian organized crime figures
  • Numerous health care fraud investigations, including investigations involving medical practitioners, pharmacies, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices
  • A $53 million dollar defense procurement fraud prosecution out of Fort Gordon
  • A $15 million dollar oil and gas development fraud
  • A week-long trial of a multi-defendant kidnapping conspiracy, in which prominent businessmen were kidnapped and held for ransom
  • A week-long trial of a multi-defendant conspiracy to commit murder for hire, in which a local service-member was murdered by his wife and brother-in-law
  • A week-long trial of a physician charged in connection with a multimillion dollar pill mill operation
  • A week-long trial of a conspiracy to commit health care fraud in connection with Georgia’s Medicaid program
  • Representation of the former Head of Investment Banking of a major financial institution, charge in the Enron criminal case known as “the Nigerian Barge Prosecution”
  • Representation of an accountant charged in connection with a criminal tax-fraud prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey
  • Representation of a senior executive of a hedge fund in connection with a joint investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and New York Attorney General’s Office into the practice of late trading and market-timing of mutual funds
  • Representation of an attorney in connection with an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office into a scheme to defraud the State Office of Court Administration
  • Representation of an attorney in connection with a criminal prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in what was described as the largest insider trading prosecution since the prosecution of Ivan Boesky