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  • Education
    • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1996
    • B.A., Lafayette College, 1993, English and Government and Law, Deans List

As a shareholder in the Government Investigations practice, Brian Rafferty leverages a distinguished background serving as Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia. In his more than ten years of experience as a federal prosecutor, Brian oversaw and managed some of the most high-profile and complex investigations in the Southern District of Georgia. Before his work as a federal prosecutor, Brian was a partner at white collar criminal litigation boutique in New York, where he represented individuals in government investigations.  Brian draws upon his deep understanding of the inner workings of enforcement authorities to represent clients facing regulatory and criminal enforcement actions. Leveraging his extensive experience and sound judgment, Brian constructs comprehensive strategies to defend entities and individuals facing government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Brian focuses his practice on defending clients in a multitude of white collar defense, internal investigations and complex federal litigation matters. He provides prospective guidance to mitigate and ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. His work spans an array of industries with a particular focus on health care fraud, government contracting, and financial industries.

  • 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
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May 2019
text icon Publications & Presentations
Government Enforcement: Federal & State Health Care Fraud Initiatives
Speaker, Health Care Fraud Institute ABA, Atlanta, GA
December 2010, 2017, 2018