Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr.

Partner

hockeimerh@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8204
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations Group. Mr. Hockeimer's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and securities fraud/litigation. He represents businesses and individuals facing investigation by state and federal authorities, and has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Mr. Hockeimer's jury trial experience is extensive, both in private practice and as a former federal prosecutor. Mr. Hockeimer's practice also focuses on complex civil litigation. He has represented large and mid-sized corporations in a wide spectrum of civil matters, including contract disputes, actions involving intellectual property and trade secrets, product liability matters, and insurance coverage disputes.   

Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, in the spring of 1995, Mr. Hockeimer was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As a federal prosecutor, he tried several high-profile public corruption, major fraud, and domestic terrorism cases, including the successful prosecution of the leader of a major anti-government "Patriot" group. During his tenure in the U.S. Attorney's Office, he served as the Domestic Terrorism Coordinator and was a member of the FBI's Domestic Terrorism Task Force.

Internal Investigations

Mr. Hockeimer has extensive experience conducting internal investigations for companies public and private, large and small, in addition to for other types of governmental, municipal, and private entities. These include investigations in response to such allegations as FCPA violations, health care fraud, insider trading, campaign finance improprieties, tax fraud, fraudulent business practices, defense procurement/government contracting fraud, accounting fraud, and many others.

Individual Representations

Mr. Hockeimer also represents individuals facing both state and federal criminal investigations. These cases encompass allegations of public corruption, financial crime, health care, tax fraud, and numerous other possible violations of state and federal laws.

Representative Matters

Securities Fraud

  • Represents a large financial institutional in response to Department of Justice, SEC, and state investigations relating to municipal securities fraud and RESPA violations
  • Regularly represents individuals and companies in SEC investigations and enforcement, including Ponzi schemes, insider trading, and market abuse and fraud
  • Represents a national life insurance company in SEC and state agency investigations involving allegations of fraud in life settlement investments 
  • Represented the former CFO of a New Jersey-based public company in an alleged accounting fraud investigation; no charges were brought against the client
  • Represented the former Comptroller of a Delaware-based public company in an alleged accounting fraud investigation; no charges were brought against the client
  • Represented a former executive of Tyco in a securities and mail fraud investigation; no charges were brought against the client

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • Represents corporations in conducting internal investigations into possible FCPA violations and in negotiating resolutions with the Department of Justice and SEC
  • Represented individuals at all stages of FCPA investigations
  • Represented a large petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer in FCPA investigation involving various U.S. Attorney's Offices, the SEC, and the Office of Fair Trading in London
  • Developed comprehensive FCPA compliance programs for a variety of clients

Internal Investigations

  • Conducted internal investigation for Lower Merion School District (LMSD) relating to federal and state invasion of privacy and civil rights claims arising from school district's use of remote monitoring technology in computers issued to students. Represented LMSD in all related civil litigation and regulatory inquiries. No criminal charges were filed. 
  • Represented an employee-owned private equity firm, conducting an internal review of the company's operations, financial transactions, and existing vendor/service-provider relationships relating to former CEO's misappropriation of funds 
  • Represents large national paint seller in federal investigation relating to MBE/DBE fraud 
  • Represented several charter schools in state and federal criminal investigations, civil litigation, and administrative litigation. Conducted internal investigations relating to financial irregularities, executive misconduct, and misuse of public funds.

Computer Fraud

  • Represented a Philadelphia-based computer training company in a computer crime investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut; no charges were brought against the company

Export Control Act

  • Counsels companies on ITAR and other issues related to the Export Control Act
  • Represented a defense contractor in connection with possible ITAR violations following the execution of a search warrant at one of the company's facilities; matter was resolved administratively

Public Corruption

  • Represents a range of prominent public and private officials in official corruption investigations
  • Represents a Pennsylvania State Senator against charges of theft of government services and ethics violations 
  • Represented the former Chair of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in a State ethics investigation
  • Represented a former political fundraiser in two separate grand jury investigations relating to public officials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; no charges were brought against the client
  • Represented a former political fundraiser in an indictment brought by a federal grand jury in Puerto Rico, naming our client, the current Governor of Puerto Rico, and others, relating to alleged unlawful campaign contributions. The indictment of the client was ultimately dismissed and the client resolved that matter through a plea to a misdemeanor. 
  • Represented a prominent labor leader in a corruption investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; no charges were filed 
  • Represented a major public corporation in connection with a public corruption investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the company is a witness/victim in the investigation  

Health Care/Off-Label Marketing

  • Represents and has represented several current and former pharmaceutical company employees in "off-label" marketing investigations being conducted by various U.S. Attorney's offices 

Tax

  • Represented numerous individuals under investigation for alleged criminal tax violations
  • Represented a former tax manager of a large public corporation in an IRS investigation related to allegedly inappropriate deductions

Antitrust

  • Represented a former senior vice president of a major multinational corporation into alleged price-fixing in the rubber products industry
  • Represented a Norwegian-based tanker company in a price-fixing investigation into the parcel tanker shipping industry

Miscellaneous

  • Represented a civilian contractor, a former civilian interrogator at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq; Mr. Hockeimer has represented this client in several government investigations arising from allegations of detainee abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison; the client has not been charged with any wrongdoing

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Hockeimer has handled a variety of pro bono cases, ranging from landlord-tenant disputes and whistleblower representation to cases involving significant constitutional issues. 

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. James C. Cacheris, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Member, Section on Litigation; member, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee; past Co-Chair, Public Corruption and Extortion Sub-Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, litigation: white collar crime and government investigations, 2006-2013

The Best Lawyers in America, corporate compliance law, 2013-2014

Named Best Lawyers' 2013 Philadelphia Corporate Compliance Law "Lawyer of the Year"

One of ten Philadelphia lawyers honored by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly as one of the "Top Lateral Hires of 2005"

Recipient, Philadelphia Bar Association's Pro Bono Award, 2001

Publications

Frequent writer and lecturer on criminal law issues and federal trial practice

Co-author, "Look Out! They're Gonna Get YOU: DOJ Going After Individuals in FCPA Prosecutions," Corporate Counsel, March 17, 2010

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "ABCs of the Economic Espionage Act (EEA)," Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division of the ABA's White Collar Crime Committee and Ballard Spahr CLE program, March 20, 2013

Panelist, "Self-Preservation or Self-Immolation: Self Disclosure to DOJ, HHS and Other Government Agencies," Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division of the ABA's White Collar Crime Committee, May 20, 2010

Panelist, "The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: Causes and Consequences," Philadelphia, April 2008

Moderator, "Lessons Learned From The Libby Case," ABA White Collar Crime Committee, New York, October 2007

Adjunct professor, Trial Advocacy, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

Former adjunct professor, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Board Memberships

Project H.O.M.E., Board of Trustees

Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP), Board of Directors

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, past board member

American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Finance Committee, past board member

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D.)
Senior Staff Member, Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy

Miami University (B.A.)

Languages

Spanish

District of Columbia

Pennsylvania

Virginia