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Steven McCool

 

Steven J. McCool

Partner


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Mallon & McCool, LLC
1776 K Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Office: 202-393-7088
Cell: 202-680-2440
Fax: 202-293-3499
smccool@mallonandmccool.com
www.mallonandmccool.com

 

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Education
Washington College of Law,
    American University
Dickinson College

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
Maryland

Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Prior Experience
Assistant United States Attorney
    for the District of Columbia
    Criminal, Superior Court and
    Civil Divisions
    1990-1998

Law Clerk to Hon. Robert M. Scott,
    Superior Court of the
    District of Columbia
    1989-1990

Steven J. McCool

Steven McCool, a former Federal prosecutor, has served as lead counsel in more than 75 criminal and civil jury and bench trials. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In recognizing his work in white-collar litigation and government investigations, Chambers USA praised Mr. McCool for his “strong courtroom presence,” for being “quick on his feet, absolutely tenacious,” and for his willingness to “fight for his clients.” Main Justice recently honored Mr. McCool with its Distinguished Service Award in the Zealous Advocates category and as one of five nominees for Trial Firm of the Year in its first annual Best FCPA Lawyers Client Services Awards. Mr. McCool is identified as one of the Best Lawyers in America® by U.S. News & World Report (Tier 1 – Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation) and as a “rising star” in the area of corporate compliance by The Ethisphere Institute in its Attorneys Who Matter list. He is also recognized as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine, and he is routinely selected as a “D.C. Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Mr. McCool represents executives and other individuals in criminal and related civil and administrative matters, including grand jury investigations, internal investigations, SEC enforcement proceedings, and False Claims Act litigation. He has litigated a variety of cases relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, ITAR, export controls, the Clean Water Act, bank fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, government contracting fraud, mortgage and other accounting fraud, as well as non-white collar offenses. Mr. McCool has also handled complex civil matters involving Title VII, civil rights, constitutional questions, tort issues, and asset forfeiture.

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Lead counsel for officer and executive of a national healthcare provider at depositions pursuant to civil investigative demands issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in a multi-state False Claims Act investigation.

Lead counsel for a former Allied Defense Group executive charged alongside 21 other individuals in the first large-scale, FCPA-related FBI sting case. After an 18-week long jury trial in what was called the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Flagship FCPA prosecution,” the presiding Federal judge granted the government’s motion to dismiss all charges against Mr. McCool’s client in United States v. Marc Frederick Morales, 09-CR-349 (DDC).

Lead counsel for a vice president of a national transportation consulting firm, who was charged with giving an illegal gratuity to a public official and prosecuted by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Following a week-long trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict. United States v. Kenneth Keitt, 07-CR-041 (DDC).

Lead counsel for Patton Boggs in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee. Following extensive discovery, Plaintiff dismissed her case with prejudice just prior to her scheduled deposition. She received no remuneration. Colombo v. Patton Boggs, LLP, et. al., 2012 CA 00321B
(DC Super. Ct.).

Lead counsel for a telecommunications executive in connection with the World-Com accounting fraud prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Lead counsel for a former U.S. Foodservice, Inc. vice-president, in connection with accounting fraud prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Lead counsel for an executive of a multi-national freight forwarding company investigated for price-fixing by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Lead counsel for the President/COO of PurchasePro.com in parallel proceedings before the SEC and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in securities fraud prosecution. United States v. Shawn P. McGhee, 04-CR-495 (EDVA).

Lead counsel for a managing director of a telecommunications company, who received a sentence of probation in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, after pleading guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. United States v. Roger Michael Young, 07-CR-609 (DNJ).

Co-lead counsel for an attorney charged in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with immigration fraud and conspiracy. Client received a non-fraud plea that resulted in a 30-day jail sentence and no disbarment. United States v. Gloria Calonge, 07-CR-380 (EDVA).

Lead counsel for employees of a military ammunitions dealer investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and ITAR.

Lead counsel for an individual investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland for potential violations of Arms Export Control Act.

Lead counsel for a former Blackwater security contractor, who was indicted for a shooting incident in Baghdad, Iraq. Following a three-week Kastigar hearing, a Federal judge dismissed all charges. United States v. Donald W. Ball, 08-CR-00360 (DDC).

Lead counsel for a government contracting firm executive charged in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with conspiring to commit major fraud against the U.S. Small Business Administration. United States v. Joseph P. Richards, 13-CR-076 (EDVA).

Lead counsel for an aviation maintenance director charged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon with conspiracy to defraud the United States Forest Service.

Lead counsel for a real estate executive investigated by the SEC and subsequently cleared of insider trading allegations.

Lead counsel for a vice-president of a Government Sponsored Enterprise in an internal investigation of allegations of accounting irregularities.

Lead counsel for a high-level official of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting relating to an Inspector General investigation.

Lead counsel for lobbyists and congressional staffers in the Abramoff investigation.

Lead counsel for a Public Information Officer in a U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Crimes Section Clean Water Act investigation of the Washington Area Sewer Authority.

Lead counsel for employees of a security contracting firm in Afghanistan investigated for fraud by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Lead counsel for a Canadian company investigated by the United States Postal Services for allegedly using promotional activities and representations for obtaining money or property through the mails in violation of Federal law.

Lead counsel for the Board of Directors of an Illinois bank in a matter brought by the Office of the
Comptroller of Currency.

Appointed as co-lead counsel by a Federal judge for a client facing the death penalty for 31 homicides, CCE, RICO and related charges. After the jury refused to impose the death penalty, the court sentenced the client to a life sentence following a 13-month jury trial. United States v. Rodney Moore, et al., 00-CR-157 (DDC).

Lead counsel for an owner of a well-known nightclub, who was arrested for murder in the District of Columbia. Prosecutors dismissed all charges, after the Metropolitan Police Chief announced on television that Mr. McCool’s client would be convicted. United States v. William Spieler, 2010 CF2 019482 (DC Super. Ct.).