Harold Malkin is an experienced litigator and Chair of the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Team. Before joining Lane Powell, Harold served more than 20 years at the U.S. Department of Justice, most recently as the Deputy Civil Chief and Chief of the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. READ MORE
During his career in federal law enforcement, Harold 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 has decades of experience counseling clients on issues related to:
Harold frequently defends corporations facing enforcement actions brought by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office under the Consumer Protection Act.
He also has broad experience with civil penalty matters involving drug diversion and other violations of the Controlled Substances Act by physicians, pharmacies, hospitals and other Drug Enforcement Administration registrants.
Harold interrupted his 15-year tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 2001-2007 to serve as a partner at a leading Seattle litigation firm, where he conducted internal corporate investigations and defended individuals and companies under civil and criminal investigation by state and federal authorities. He also served six years as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Fraud Section of the Civil Division of DOJ in Washington, D.C.
Harold has been named a leading practitioner in Chambers® USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his white collar crime and government investigations work, with sources noting that he is "very levelheaded and cares passionately about his clients."
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington
Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo, PLLC, Partner (2001-2007)
U.S. Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Fraud Section, Trial Attorney (1988-1994)
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk to the Honorable Joel M. Flaum (1987-1988)
Washington State Bar Association
The Bush School, Past Trustee and Vice President
The Meridian School, Past Trustee
Seattle PONY Baseball, Past Vice President
AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (2020)
"Washington Super Lawyer," Thomson Reuters (2006-2007)
Recipient of numerous U.S. Department of Justice awards and client agency citations for exemplary service
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