Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr.

Partner
Philadelphia

Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., leads the firm’s White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations Group. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and securities fraud/litigation. Hank counsels businesses and individuals facing investigation by state and federal authorities, and represents clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Hank's jury trial experience is extensive, both in private practice and as a former federal prosecutor.

Hank is often engaged to conduct sensitive internal investigations and reviews for both corporate and governmental entities. His work also includes complex civil litigation, where he has handled contract disputes, actions involving intellectual property and trade secrets, product liability matters, and insurance coverage disputes.

Experience 

Representative Matters

Internal Investigations and Independent Reviews

  • Hank has extensive experience conducting internal investigations for companies—public and private, large and small—as well as for governmental, municipal, and private entities. His work includes 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, consumer protection, and many others.
  • Led the investigation into the City of Philadelphia’s response to civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in 2020. The report—which received national media attention and involved scores of interviews and the review of 7,500 pages of records—revealed crucial flaws in planning, preparation, and response by the City and served as the basis for across-the-board improvements and improved communication with the community.
  • Engaged by the City of Phoenix in an independent investigation focused on the culture and practices of the Phoenix Police Department. The investigation began after “challenge coins” commemorating the shooting of a protester were shared and sold by members of the department. It expanded to include the department’s role in bringing gang charges against a group of protesters.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for Lower Merion (PA) School District involving federal and state invasion of privacy and civil rights claims arising from the school district's use of remote monitoring technology in computers issued to students. Represented the district in all related civil litigation and regulatory inquiries. No criminal charges were filed.

Individual Representations

Hank also defends individuals facing both state and federal criminal investigations. These cases include allegations of public corruption, financial crime, health care, tax fraud, and numerous other alleged violations of state and federal laws.

Public Corruption

  • Represented the former mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in defense of multiple counts of theft and bribery. The client initially was charged with 499 counts of violating various Pennsylvania criminal statutes. Upon motion filed by defense, the court dismissed more than 300 of the counts. The client ultimately pled to lesser counts and was sentenced to probation.
  • Represented a former Philadelphia Traffic Court Administrative Judge, who was indicted alongside eight other judges by a federal grand jury, in a nationally publicized case involving the alleged fixing of traffic tickets at the Philadelphia Traffic Court. After a two-month trial in federal court in Philadelphia, the client was acquitted of all charges.
  • Represented a Pennsylvania State Senator against charges of theft of government services and ethics violations. The client pled to an ethics violation and received probation.
  • Represented the former chair of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in a state ethics investigation
  • Represented a former political fundraiser in an indictment brought by a federal grand jury in Puerto Rico, relating to alleged unlawful campaign contributions made to the then-Governor of Puerto Rico. The indictment was dismissed and the client resolved the matter through a plea to a misdemeanor.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Hank has handled a variety of pro bono cases, ranging from landlord-tenant disputes 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, litigation: white collar crime and government investigations, (Pennsylvania), 2006-2020

The Best Lawyers in America, corporate compliance law, criminal defense: white collar, 2013-2021; "Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Compliance Law (Philadelphia), 2013, 2019, 2021

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

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

Teaching Experience

Adjunct professor, Trial Advocacy, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2006-Present

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

Board Memberships & Community Service

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

Publications

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

Co-author, "How McDonnell Changes Public Corruption Prosecution," Law360, June 30, 2016

Author, "Enforcement Trends and What to Do," chapter in Managing White Collar Legal Issues, Aspatore Books, 2016

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

Credentials 

Education

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

Admissions

District of Columbia

Pennsylvania

Virginia