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Vince Farhat

Vince Farhat

Holland & Knight LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Vince Farhat is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the West Coast Litigation Group, Compliance Services Team and Healthcare & Life Sciences Team. Mr. Farhat has extensive jury trial experience and focuses his practice on representing companies in criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions by government enforcement agencies, as well as healthcare enforcement matters and complex federal litigation. He also advises companies in connection with complex and sensitive internal investigations.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Farhat served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Major Frauds Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. In that position, he investigated and prosecuted white collar crimes, with an emphasis on healthcare fraud. While in Major Frauds, Mr. Farhat served as the criminal healthcare fraud coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and oversaw the investigative activities of the U.S. Department of Justice Medicare Fraud Strike Force for the Central District. He regularly worked with civil fraud attorneys and other prosecuting agencies in parallel fraud investigations. Mr. Farhat’s criminal trial experience includes cases involving healthcare fraud, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and criminal forfeiture.

Before becoming a criminal prosecutor, Mr. Farhat was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he represented the United States in commercial litigation and other civil cases. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Farhat served as a law clerk to The Honorable Edward Rafeedie, U.S. district court judge for the Central District of California.


Mr. Farhat works as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he teaches white collar and healthcare law. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a commercial real estate broker and property manager.


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D.

American University, B.A., International Studies Pepperdine University, MBA

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Vince Farhat is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Cyber Attacks: Prevention and Proactive Responses - Cybersecurity Best Practices for Legal Services Providers 2018, Thursday, January 18, 2018
Cyber Attacks: Prevention and Proactive Responses - Financial Services Technology 2018: Avoidance of Risk, Monday, April 30, 2018
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Anti–Human Trafficking and Forced Labor - Corporate Compliance Answer Book (2019 Edition), Monday, September 24, 2018

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