Barrett Howell

Barrett Howell defends companies and executives in government investigations, civil enforcement actions and criminal proceedings typically involving allegations of securities fraud or healthcare fraud. Barrett also conducts internal investigations and advises corporate boards on internal controls and potential self-reporting issues.

Barrett establishes a level of comfort with clients that helps them effectively navigate government investigations and enforcement proceedings. He represents companies and executives in investigations and enforcement actions involving allegations of securities and accounting fraud, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, bribery, kickbacks, and corruption. He brings a particularly detailed knowledge of the health care industry to his practice. When defending clients in that field and others, Barrett's clients benefit from his strategically proactive approach that often avoids indictment altogether and minimizes financial disruption. Barrett has guided clients to favorable outcomes in investigations, enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions involving alleged False Claims Act violations, health care fraud, securities fraud, FCPA and Anti-Kickback Statute violations, bribery and inducement payments, and insider trading.

Barrett has represented clients before a wide variety of federal and state agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Health & Human Services Inspector General, the Department of Defense, the Food & Drug Administration, the US Drug Enforcement Agency, the US Secret Service, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and multiple offices of state attorneys general.