Aaron is a partner and chair of the Government Investigations practice and member of the Hospitals & Health Systems industry team. He is a litigator with significant trial experience in white collar criminal defense and business and intellectual property litigation. He also represents clients in internal corporate investigations, corporate compliance and governance matters. Aaron defends individuals and public and private companies involved in criminal investigations as witnesses, subjects, targets or defendants. Clients trust Aaron to protect their interests when facing the threat of a government investigation involving antitrust and insider trading accusations. He is deeply experienced in protecting clients from allegations of fraud involving banking, healthcare, securities and mail/wire matters. Most specifically, with the government’s intensified focus on healthcare fraud, Aaron represents healthcare providers and government contractors in many False Claims Act cases.
With vast experience dealing with investigations and prosecutions, Aaron takes the lead in actions brought by the U.S. 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. Aaron was also retained as an expert on Georgia trade secrets law and federal discovery issues in a case before the High Court of Justice in London, England.
In the early years of his career, Aaron was an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. As a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted both domestic and international white collar criminal fraud cases. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Aaron was a public school teacher in Louisiana, where he also coached a state championship high school wrestling team.