Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has expanded its White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Team with the addition of Antonio M. Pozos, a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, Fraud Section. He will reside in the firm’s Philadelphia office.
During his time with the DOJ, Mr. Pozos prosecuted health systems, health system executives, home health care agency owners, doctors and other health care industry professionals for health care fraud and other major offenses as part of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force and Corporate Strike Force. His significant experience also includes prosecuting former Drug Enforcement Administration agents for offenses involving narcotics distribution, robbery, firearms, obstruction of justice, perjury, falsifying records and conversion.
“Health care fraud investigations are on the rise and Tony’s significant experience in this area will be extremely valuable to our clients,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “He joins a deep bench of former government trial attorneys and adds momentum to recruiting efforts for our white collar team.”
Mr. Pozos also worked in private practice at a major international law firm in Washington, D.C., where he handled litigation and investigations involving investment fraud, securities and commercial fraud, money laundering, insider trading and the False Claims Act. He has represented foreign and domestic corporate clients, as well as individuals, in international investigations and litigation.
“We are thrilled to have Tony join us. He brings a depth of health care trial experience to our core national white collar and health care practices,” said Michael W. McTigue Jr., Executive Partner and Chair of the Litigation Group.
Mr. Pozos earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and graduated from Harvard College with his bachelor’s degree. In 2017, he received the HHS Inspector General’s Cooperative Achievement Award for his prosecution of a groundbreaking case against a publicly traded hospital operator.