Unique Perspective

GeyerGorey LLP was founded in 2012 by three experienced former federal prosecutors—Brad Geyer, Hays Gorey and Bob Zastrow—with a focus on antitrust and other white-collar criminal defense work.  It has quickly grown into a powerhouse boutique with the capacity to handle complex civil and criminal litigation and counseling on corporate compliance issues.

With offices in five cities, the firm now includes 11 senior-level attorneys who have a broad range of experience in business-related counseling and litigation, including criminal and civil antitrust, procurement fraud, securities fraud, foreign bribery (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and qui tam (whistleblower) actions.  Experiencing poor compliance procedures of non Governmental Organizations (NGO) first hand as prosecutors, the firm has an NGO Intitiative to make modern compliance procedures accessible for this non-profit service community.

Because of its stable of former United States Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors, the firm is in a unique position to conduct internal investigations of possible criminal conduct, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and was recently chosen by FormerFedsCompliance.com to beta test its Perfect Shield™ assessment tool for FCPA and other compliance areas.   While working at the DOJ, five of its attorneys worked on a relatively new phenomenon–hybrid matters involving both competition and FCPA offenses.  Identifying cross-disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional disclosure issues as an emerging trend while in government, GeyerGorey is designed to effectively address these issues with enforcement agencies both inside and outside the United States.

The firm’s international compliance practice is focused on the Middle East and Asia (particularly Vietnam).  In connection with this practice, the firm is able to conduct internal investigations when possible breaches of these laws are suspected, whether by a U.S. company or a company based abroad that wishes to ensure compliance with the FCPA for purposes of being able to transact business with a U.S. company or, ultimately, being acquired by a U.S. company.

The firm recently added two new partners and three outstanding attorneys as of counsel:

Patricia Davis joins GeyerGorey as of counsel after retiring as the Assistant Director of the Civil Frauds Section at the United States Department of Justice. As the Assistant Director and a Trial Attorney, she was responsible for supervising, investigating and prosecuting hundreds of cases involving fraud on healthcare programs, procurement programs and grant/loan programs. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Davis was Deputy Counsel to the Inspector General at the General Services Administration and Legal Assistant to a Commissioner at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  She is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention, Civil Division Assistant Attorney General’s Awards and awards from the United States General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General, and the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency.

Joan E. Marshall joins GeyerGorey as a partner in the newly opened Dallas office. She represents clients in antitrust and white collar criminal defense matters, corporate compliance, internal investigations, and qui tam and whistleblower litigation. As a Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Ms. Marshall investigated and prosecuted domestic and international white collar crimes, for more than fifteen years. Her prosecutions included price fixing, bid rigging, bribery, obstruction of justice, fraud, witness tampering and perjury.

Allen Grunes joins GeyerGorey as a partner after 5 years as a shareholder at another Washington, D.C. law firm and more than a dozen years at DOJ.  Allen’s practice includes corporate mergers and acquisitions, federal litigation, DOJ and FTC investigations, government relations, and antitrust counseling and compliance.  Thomson Reuters included him on its Washington DC Super Lawyers List for 2013.

Maurice Stucke joins as of counsel.  He is an associate professor of law at the University of Tennessee and perhaps, is one of the most prolific and most-quoted antitrust scholars in the country today.  Maurice will continue with full-time teaching but will be available to engage in focused assignments in matters where his expertise will be of most benefit to clients.

Phillip Zane joins as of counsel from a Washington, D.C. law firm, where his practice included representing individuals and corporations accused of criminal antitrust offenses, including international cartels; defending individuals accused of fraud, bribery, and public corruption; qui tam and other whistleblower cases; appellate litigation, especially on behalf of individuals seeking review of their criminal convictions; civil litigation including copyright & trademark infringement actions, defamation, and legal malpractice suits; and premerger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of deals ranging in value from just large enough to be reportable to several billion dollars. He also served as loss prevention counsel to one of the nation’s largest law firms. In 2010, he received the Mitch Snyder Extraordinary Performance Award For Outstanding Work In The Homeless Community.

Teresa Zalcman, (nee: Do Thi Tuyet Nga) a native of Vietnam, also joins the firm as Of Counsel.  Joining the United States Department of Justice in 1979 through the Attorney General’s Honor Program, Terry was the first Vietnamese-American attorney to join the Department.  She has been working as a private realty and securities investor for the past 20 years and travels frequently to Vietnam for charity works.  At home she also divides her time between New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Wendy Norman and Rich Rosenberg joined the firm not long after inception as of counsel.  Each is an experienced antitrust litigator.  Wendy spent the majority of her career in white collar investigations and prosecutions with more than twenty years as a trial attorney for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and a decade as an investigative agent with the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation. Ms. Norman led, among other matters, the successful investigation and prosecutions of individuals and corporations involved in the international graphite electrodes cartel.  At the Division, Ms. Norman investigated and prosecuted a variety of complex white collar federal crimes in addition to antitrust, including bribery, obstruction of justice, mail and wire fraud, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  She began at GeyerGorey LLP on February 1, 2013.

Mr. Rosenberg is an accomplished attorney with more than three decades of experience with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, in Philadelphia.  During this time, he represented the United States in major criminal and civil cases. He focused his finely honed analytical skills on the investigation and prosecution of criminal and civil antitrust violations as well as related complex fraud and other white collar crimes. Among numerous other matters, Rich participated in investigations and prosecutions of price-fixing and obstruction of justice by manufacturers of various types of carbon products, including isostatic and extruded carbon, mechanical carbon products, current collectors, and carbon brushes used in electrical motors. These investigations culminated in the successful prosecution of Ian Norris, the former CEO of The Morgan Crucible Company plc, following the first-ever successful extradition to the United States by the Antitrust Division. Mr. Rosenberg served as a principle courtroom prosecutor during the Norris trial. Mr. Rosenberg retired from the Department of Justice in January 2013.

The firm relishes complicated disclosure, strategic and tactical issues, and it is able to handle trials involving the most complex issues of fact and law and, when advantageous, to associate other law firms, economists and professionals, particularly former federal prosecutors and agents (AKA “FormerFeds”) who bolster existing resources, expertise and constantly freshen perspective.