Overview

Jeremy Sternberg is a partner in Holland & Knight's Boston office. He practices in the area of litigation with a particular emphasis on white collar criminal defense, government enforcement and complex business disputes. Mr. Sternberg has extensive jury trial experience and focuses his practice on representing clients involved in criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions by government enforcement agencies. He regularly counsels clients in the healthcare industry, including health plans, pharmaceutical manufacturers (including a number of companies specializing in oncology medicine), medical device companies and pharmacies on enforcement and compliance matters. He also counsels clients on securities enforcement matters, and works with clients in the educational industry on investigations of alleged misconduct, including Title IX matters and various criminal conduct, and compliance issues and protocols.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Sternberg served as a federal prosecutor in the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston. In that position, he investigated and prosecuted cases involving investment fraud, tax fraud, mortgage fraud and insider trading. Mr. Sternberg also served in that office's Health Care Fraud Unit as deputy chief of that unit from 2008 to 2012. In that position, he was dedicated to the prosecution of complex healthcare fraud matters, many involving Fortune 100 global drug and device manufacturers on issues such as off-label promotion, best price fraud, clinical research fraud, drug and device adulteration, billing fraud and obstruction. Additionally, Mr. Sternberg worked in the Civil Division, litigating affirmative and defensive cases on behalf of the government. As a result of his experience with the U.S. Attorney's Office, he has an in-depth understanding of the civil and criminal trial and appeals processes. In addition to trying a number of cases to verdict, Mr. Sternberg has also argued civil and criminal cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Sternberg was a partner in the Boston office of an Am Law 100 firm and worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge William Acker Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Mr. Sternberg teaches a course on healthcare fraud as an adjunct professor at Northeastern University School of Law.

Representative Matters

  • Led an internal investigation related to potential violations of the False Claims Act by a global healthcare company
  • Argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit a case of first impression involving the first-to-file provisions of the False Claims Act
  • Successfully represented an executive in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) insider trading investigation
  • Successfully represented a specialty pharmacy distributor in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation
  • Successfully represented an individual in an investigation by the Boston U.S. Attorney’s Office into potential violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute

Experience

  • Obtained a guilty verdict after a three-week jury trial of a real estate developer charged with one of the largest mortgage fraud schemes in Boston history
  • Maintained a supervisory role in one of the largest and most successful criminal health care fraud units in the country, obtaining billions of dollars in criminal fines and civil settlements for various federal programs including Medicare and Medicaid
  • Tried numerous criminal cases to jury verdicts, including obtaining convictions of individuals charged with health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and immigration fraud
  • Argued case of first impression on aggravated identity theft to First Circuit Court of Appeals

Credentials

Education
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Tufts University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Publications

Speaking Engagements

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