Michael DeBernardis and Philip Giordano

Michael A. DeBernardis is a partner in the Washington office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed and a member of the firm’s Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations and White Collar & Regulatory Defense practice groups. Michael represents corporate and individual clients in criminal, civil and administrative enforcement matters, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities and accounting fraud.

Michael has substantial experience conducting internal investigations and due diligence efforts around the globe, including in connection with U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and multilateral development bank inquiries. Michael assists American, European and Asian clients in designing, evaluating, administering and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance and corporate governance programs. Michael also represents clients in complex litigation and international arbitration matters.

Philip A. Giordano is a partner based in Hughes Hubbard’s Washington office. Philip practices in all areas of antitrust law, including transactional matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), government civil and criminal investigations, complex civil litigation, criminal defense and client counseling.

In addition to eight years in private practice, he draws on more than 15 years of experience as a prosecutor in the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, where he served as a Trial Attorney in both the Washington Criminal I Section and the Technology and Financial Services Section and as a Special Assistant to the Directors of Enforcement in the Antitrust Division’s Office of Operations. Philip’s experience in antitrust matters spans a diverse set of industries, including computer hardware and software, auto parts, telecommunications, generic drugs, financial services, entertainment, publishing, chemicals, air cargo transportation and consumer goods.

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There’s no denying the need for federal relief in the midst of COVID-19, but companies that have never before been exposed to False Claims Act liability may not have compliance programs designed to prevent these risks. Hughes Hubbard’s Michael DeBernardis and Philip Giordano stress that now is the time to prepare. On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Response and...

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