PETER KATZ

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New York, NY 10007
212.312.7129
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LEGAL EXPERIENCE

CROTTY|SALAND, P.C.

2014-present

Partner

  • Represent individuals in white collar criminal matters, with notable expertise in the areas of healthcare fraud and financial fraud, including securities, bank, mortgage, wire and mail fraud
  • Represent whistleblowers related to all types of government fraud, with particular attention to the healthcare and financial industries
  • Conduct internal investigations and provide monitoring services arising from fraud, waste, abuse and corruption allegations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FRAUD SECTION

2010-2011

Trial Attorney
  • Lead Prosecutor on one of the final Enron Prosecutions
  • Investigated and prosecuted complex, data driven, white collar fraud schemes
  • Trained fellow federal prosecutors regarding investigative and trial techniques
  • Supervised and led investigative teams comprised of federal agents, prosecutors and analysts on the Health Care Fraud Strike Force

U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY

2006-2011

Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Led investigations and prosecutions of federal crimes primarily involving health care, bank, tax, wire, mail, and insurance fraud, money laundering, bank robbery, narcotics and weapons trafficking conspiracies
  • Monmouth and Ocean county Gang Task Force Coordinator
  • Supervised all federal gun prosecutions in Monmouth and Ocean counties
  • Recipient of the Chief Postal Inspector’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement
U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

2002-2006

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Led investigations of and prosecuted federal crimes including RICO, money laundering, wire and mail fraud, capital murder, public corruption, insurance fraud, obstruction of justice, robbery and narcotics conspiracies
  • Drafted briefs and argued appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member of Hiring Committee
  • Trained federal agents in search and seizure and criminal procedure law
  • Recipient of the Chief Postal Inspector’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement
  • Featured for prosecution of former Congressional candidate for Obstruction of Justice in one of New York Law Journal’s Top Ten Trials of 2005
MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, New York, NY

1994-2002

Assistant District Attorney
  • Homicide Investigation Unit (2000-2002) Prosecuted violent drug gangs as part of long term investigations into murder and narcotics conspiracies
  • Asian Gang Unit (1998-2000) Handled Asian crimes including kidnapping and extortion
  • Trial Assistant (1994-2000) Prosecuted murders, financial thefts and burglaries among other crimes. Conducted approximately 25 felony jury trials. Supervised Complaint Room. Trained NYPD officers regarding evidentiary hearings, proper investigative techniques and evidence collection

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL, Philadelphia, PA
J.D. 1994, cum laude
  • Senior Editor, Comparative Labor Law Journal
  • Counsel of Student Representatives

UNION COLLEGE, Schenectady, NY

  • B.A. 1991, American Studies, magna cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean’s List, 4 years
  • Varsity Golf, 3 years
  • Mountebanks, President, Student Theatre Organization
  • Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, Term Abroad 1990

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

BERKELEY RESEARCH GROUP, LLC

2011-present

Principal
  • Provide strategic litigation support advice and to major law firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies around the world
  • Lead investigations into identifying and addressing complex fraud schemes in a variety of areas, including healthcare and finance
  • Develop and evaluate compliance programs for multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device companies

RUTGERS LAW SCHOOL, Camden, NJ

2011-present

Adjunct Professor
  • Teach upper-level law school course on all aspects of current issues in Health Care Fraud and Abuse, with particular focus on the federal False Claims Act and qui tam litigation
RIDER UNIVERSITY, Lawrenceville, NJ

2013-present

Adjunct Professor
  • Teach upper-level courses on White Collar and Corporate Crime, Criminal Justice Practice and Rights of the Accused
SAMPLING OF PUBLICATIONaS AND PRESENTATIONS
  • Elements of an Effective Third Party Sales & Marketing Compliance Program, Webinar Presenter for UL Eduneering, Princeton, NJ (2014)
  • Top Four Compliance Risks Companies Face with Recent Health Care Legislation, co-written with Denise Pedulla, Corporate Compliance Insights (2013)
  • Responding to Government Investigations in Health Care, Presenter, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL (2013)
  • Analyzing Trends in U.S. Enforcement from a State and Federal Perspective, Moderator, 8th Annual CBI Medical Device and Diagnostics Compliance Conference, Washington, DC (2012)
  • A History of Free Agency in the United States and Great Britain: Who’s Leading the Charge?, Comparative Labor Law Journal, volume 15, number 3, Spring 1994. Reprint available
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • State of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Eastern District of New York Alumni Association
  • District of New Jersey Alumni Association
  • Hogan-Morgenthau Associate
SAMPLE INVESTIGATIONS AND PROSECUTIONS

Because of either the sensitive or on-going nature of the investigation or case, in some instances, the case caption or name is not included:

In re: Health Care Corporation:Investigation of $300 million alleged health care fraud by high ranking officials in a prominent national health care company
U.S. v. Shelby:Enron Executive $20 million Securities Fraud
In re: Livestock Company:$1 Billion Bank Fraud by National Livestock Farmer
U.S. v. Sacks, et al.:17 defendant, $40 million telemarketing/bank fraud
In re: Healthcare Organization:Monitorship of Public California Medicaid Health Care Payor
U.S. v. Quarashi:$86 million insurance fraud
U.S. v. Reich:Obstruction of Justice by former Congressional candidate
U.S. v. James and Mallay:Multi-million dollar Insurance Fraud and Murder Scheme
In re: NYC Plumbing Inspectors:22 NYC Plumbing inspectors convicted for taking bribes
California v. Pedro Eva:Declared expert on behalf of Defendant Psychiatrist regarding healthcare fraud investigation techniques
In re: The Business Office:$7 million payroll tax fraud
U.S. v. Harriott:Bank fraud and Bank burglary by bank employee
U.S. v. Amonte:$500,000 tax fraud by tax preparers
U.S. v. McCargo:Threat to Chief of Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of New Jersey
U.S. v. Mentor:Attempted Murder for Hire; target was Chief Judge of Federal District Court
U.S. v. Frank:$4 million Medicaid fraud by Brooklyn dentist
U.S. v. Sachakov:$20 million Medicare fraud by Brooklyn proctologist
In re: Physical Therapy Clinics:Multiple investigations of multi-million dollar Medicare/insurance frauds
U.S. v. Stanch:Psychiatrist health care fraud and drug distribution
U.S. v. Drs. Lopresti and Lahham:Doctors illegally prescribing over 500,000 oxycodone pills
In re: Vital Health Care Services:Fraudulent physical therapy Clinic/Insurance Fraud
U.S. v. Corbin:Bank Robbery and Interstate Threatening Communications
U.S. v. DePersenaire:Fraud by government contractor
In re: Defense Department Contractor:$1 million procurement fraud involving critical application parts for Patriot missile and nuclear submarines
In re: Bloods Street Gangs:Numerous prosecutions including wiretaps, murders, and fraud by high ranking members of the Bloods violent street gang
In re: Phillipsburg Seven:Narcotics trafficking/wiretap
U.S. v. Ruth and Pilkey:$350,000 tax fraud/false filings by Federal Inmates while in prison
In re: Spring Street Supermarket:Food Stamp Fraud
In re: Cream Team:Violent Brooklyn Street Gang, various prosecutions including homicide and drug trafficking
In re: Credit Card Fraud:Numerous credit card bust out/fraud schemes
U.S. v. Devins:Bank/check fraud
In re: MacArthur Airport:Alien smuggling and kidnapping
In re: Postal Robberies:Convictions in the first postal robberies in NYC in over 5 years
U.S. v. Harris:$4 million Income Tax Fraud Scheme
Client Reviews
★★★★★
... I was facing a class B felony and potentially tens of thousands in fines and some legit jail time and after hiring Jeremy Saland he obviously struck enough fear into the prosecutors with his sheer litigation might that it was knocked down to a petty misdemeanor and after a few sheckles and a handful of counseling sessions, I will no longer have a criminal record. The offices of Crotty Saland are the Shaq and Kobe of criminal defense in New York City and to even consider another firm is outright blasphemy. I stand by this statement 100% Evan
★★★★★
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