Aaron M. Danzig

Partner
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8504 phone
404.873.8505fax

Representative Experience

White Collar Defense and Investigations

  • Successfully represented former Chairman and CEO of public healthcare company in a civil lawsuit brought by the SEC alleging the client disclosed material inside information to someone outside the company who then traded securities based on that information. SEC dismissed case with prejudice after losing multiple pre-trial motions.
  • Retained by Clayton County Board of Commissioners to conduct internal investigation of county's Finance Department.
  • Represented the president of an herbal supplement/nutraceuticals company in U.S. Attorney’s Office criminal investigation regarding potentially adulterated and misbranded nutraceuticals. Investigation closed with no charges filed.
  • Represented executive of small public company in criminal investigation related to alleged diversion of infusion drugs. Investigation closed with no charges filed.
  • Represented executive of publicly-traded managed care company in internal investigation related to anti-kickback statue violations.  Executive cleared of wrongdoing.
  • Represented owner and president of a multi-location Georgia bank in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FDIC, and Federal Reserve related to certain loans and use of brokered deposits. No charges were filed.
  • Represented a former chief lending officer for a publicly traded Georgia bank in a criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office related to potential bank fraud and insider trading.  Currently representing bank executive in related FDIC civil suit.
  • Represented owner and senior executive of a refrigeration hardware company in criminal antitrust investigation alleging customer allocation in violation of the Sherman Act. No charges were filed against the firm’s client.
  • Represented a group of employees in criminal antitrust investigation of auto parts suppliers being conducted by the Department of Justice and European Commission.
  • Represented CEO of public company in SEC insider trading investigation. Investigation closed with SEC declining any enforcement proceeding.
  • Represented former CEO and Treasurer of national, publicly traded nursing home chain in parallel civil and criminal anti-kickback and false claims investigations. No charges or lawsuits were filed against client.
  • Represented a large refrigeration warehouse company in EPA criminal investigation regarding ammonia releases at refrigeration facility. Investigation closed with no charges filed or any adverse action taken by the government against the company.
  • Represented a cigarette broker in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and ATF alleging diversion of millions of dollars of cigarettes to avoid various federal and state taxes. Client was not charged.
  • Represented human resources manager at Georgia poultry company in an investigation into the company’s alleged hiring of hundreds of workers without proper documentation. Client was not charged.
  • Represented a shipping manager at peanut plant in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and FDA related to salmonella outbreak. Client was not charged.
  • Represented former AmLaw 100 lawyer charged with embezzling over $500,000 from firm clients.

False Claims Act Defense

  • Represented a large public company in $100+ million False Claims Act investigation related to contracts for the provision of goods to the U.S. Military, obtaining a favorable settlement after internal investigation and presentation to government.
  • Represented one of the largest specialty medical practices in the Southeast in investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office alleging improper modifier 25 billing. Civil case settled for approximately one-third of the government’s demand.
  • Represented a national nursing home chain in False Claims Act case alleging that two national nursing home chains and their principals conspired to solicit a $50 million kickback from a large national pharmaceutical supply company in exchange for continuing to provide pharmacy services to the homes, obtaining a favorable settlement after filing motion to dismiss.
  • Represented two large publicly traded nursing home companies in Department of Justice investigation of reimbursements for therapy provided at nursing homes.
  • Represented multi-state hospice company in False Claims Act case. Settled after mediation.
  • Represent Florida Psychiatric hospital in parallel civil and criminal investigations by the Department of Justice related to alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statue.
  • Represented owner of MRI/CT scan centers in parallel civil and criminal investigations alleging improper billing and upcoding. The government declined to file criminal charges. Although the government demanded over $5 million to settle the case, we successfully settled for a nominal sum.
  • Represented national pediatric care provider in joint state and federal False Claims Act investigation related to documentation of care provided and reverse false claims allegations.
  • Represent cardiology practice in Department of Justice investigation related to implantation of cardiac stents.
  • Represented major regional hospital in nationwide Department of Justice investigation related to implantable cardiac defibrillators.