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.
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, antitrust matters (price-fixing and anti-poaching), campaign finance improprieties, tax fraud, 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.
Pro Bono Experience
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), 2006-2022
The Best Lawyers in America, corporate compliance law, criminal defense: white collar, 2013-2023; "Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Compliance Law (Philadelphia), 2013, 2019, 2021, 2023
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
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, 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
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
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.)
District of Columbia