Aaron M. Danzig is a partner in the Healthcare and Litigation Practices and is chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and Special Matters Practice. Mr. Danzig has significant trial experience, having served as lead counsel in numerous civil and criminal cases before juries in state and federal courts.
Mr. Danzig focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, corporate compliance and governance matters, and business and intellectual property litigation. His clients range from individuals to large public companies, and he has represented clients in criminal investigations as witnesses, subjects, targets or defendants. Mr. Danzig has represented clients in antitrust, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, insider trading, securities fraud, and mail/wire fraud investigations and prosecutions brought by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the nation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and various state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, among other investigative agencies. Due to the government’s focus on healthcare fraud and abuse, Mr. Danzig has significant experience representing healthcare providers and government contractors in False Claims Act cases. In addition to government investigations and regulatory matters, Mr. Danzig is experienced in litigating intellectual property cases. Mr. Danzig has defended companies in class action lawsuits and has litigated trademark, copyright, and patent cases on behalf of corporate defendants and plaintiffs. In late 2011, Mr. Danzig was retained as an expert on Georgia trade secrets law and federal discovery issues in a case pending before the High Court of Justice in London, England.
Mr. Danzig began his legal career at AGG and, before returning in 2008, spent years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Danzig investigated and prosecuted white collar criminal cases across a wide range of matters including mail and wire fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, antitrust violations, pharmaceutical investigations, and computer-related crimes such as computer intrusion/hacking, spamming, spoofing and identity fraud. Mr. Danzig investigated and prosecuted matters with complex international aspects and traveled to various countries to work with foreign law enforcement entities.
In a prior career, Mr. Danzig was a public school history and English teacher in Louisiana, where he also coached a state champion high school wrestling team.