Malkin Joins Lane Powell’s Litigation Department
Harold Malkin has joined Lane Powell as a Shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Malkin has an active litigation practice and will serve as Chair of the Firm’s Investigations and Regulatory Compliance Team. Prior to joining Lane Powell, Malkin served more than 20 years at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), most recently as the Deputy Civil Chief and Chief of the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.
Malkin has led and successfully resolved numerous multi-million dollar civil and parallel civil/criminal investigations of government program and procurement fraud under the False Claims Act and its qui tam (whistleblower) provisions. He possesses in-depth knowledge related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud by institutional and individual providers of all types; defense procurement fraud; schemes to obtain government contracts and grants set aside for small and minority-owned businesses and other targeted recipients; and schemes to evade export/import duties. Malkin has also handled numerous civil penalty matters involving drug diversion and other violations of the Controlled Substances Act by physicians, pharmacies, hospitals and other Drug Enforcement Administration registrants.
In addition to his 15 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a tenure he interrupted from 2001-2007, Malkin conducted internal corporate investigations and defended individuals and companies under civil and criminal investigation by state and federal authorities as a Partner at Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo, PLLC. He also served six years as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Fraud Section of the Civil Division of DOJ in Washington, D.C.
Malkin received his J.D. from Northwestern University of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, in Government from Hamilton College.
Barbara J. Duffy, Director of Lane Powell’s Litigation Department and Chair of the Firm’s Long Term Care and Seniors Housing Client Service Team, welcomed Malkin: “We are pleased to add yet another strong lateral attorney to our robust Litigation Department. Harold is an accomplished litigator and will be a great colleague.” Charles W. Riley Jr., President of Lane Powell added, “I am very excited to welcome Harold to the team. His depth of knowledge and experience with regulatory compliance matters and government investigations will be a valuable asset to the Firm and its clients.”