Michael Leotta is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2011. Mr. Leotta has more than 12 years of litigation experience, having worked as a federal prosecutor on the trial and appellate levels, as a White House lawyer, and in private practice.
Mr. Leotta conducts corporate internal investigations into potential violations of criminal law and company ethics policies, and represents companies facing federal grand jury investigations and Congressional document requests. He represents witnesses in FBI interviews and in preparation for trial testimony.
As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Leotta has investigated charges of fraud in government contracting and procurement, corruption in Congress and the executive branch, mortgage fraud, health-care fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement from federal programs, and numerous other federal offenses. In civil litigation, he has represented corporations involved in contract disputes, libel and defamation claims, employment actions, attorney-malpractice claims, and securities enforcement actions, among other matters.