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.