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Thomas E. Zeno

Squire Patton Boggs
Of Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


THOMAS E. ZENO is Of Counsel in the Government Enforcement, Investigations and Global Compliance practice of Squire Patton Boggs. Before joining the firm, Tom served for more than twenty-five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. During that time, Tom investigated and prosecuted economic crimes involving healthcare, financial institutions, credit cards, computers, identity theft and copyrighted materials. As the office’s Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the last eight years, Tom supervised investigation strategies of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit regarding healthcare offenses. He also served as the liaison with the office’s civil division on joint proceedings.

Since joining the firm, Tom has counseled and defended organizations and indi-viduals facing government investigations. Notable successful resolutions include securing declinations and dismissals of federal qui tam investigations on behalf of a physician-owned joint venture and on behalf of a federal contractor of airplane parts. Tom also secured dismissal of more than forty felony charges and return of all per-sonal funds that had been seized in the largest case of its kind in Florida, involving RICO violations, money laundering and illegal possession of slot machines following an investigation that lead to the resignation of the Florida Lieutenant Governor.

Tom’s significant prosecutions include the conviction of five codefendants accused of defrauding an integrated managed care consortium and the criminal portion of a global settlement by a pharmaceutical company for off-label marketing. Tom also has been involved in highly publicized matters including hearings related to the conditions of release for John Hinckley, Jr., attempted presidential assassin, and the prosecution of government officials. Tom received commendations and special achievement awards including the Harold J. Sullivan Award, the highest award presented annually by the Assistant United States Attorneys’ Association for career excellence. Tom also was awarded the Inspector General’s Integrity Award from the Department of Health and Human Services for his outstanding contributions in healthcare fraud investigations. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University for eight years, Tom instructed student prosecutors in trial skills for the Criminal Justice Clinic.
Thomas E. Zeno is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Business Fraud and the Law in the United States: A Practical Guide to Advising and Defending Clients - Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption, Friday, May 20, 2016
OFAC Enforcement of U.S. International Economic Sanctions - Global Business Fraud and the Law: Preventing and Remedying Fraud and Corruption, Friday, May 20, 2016
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