WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Todd R. Harrison, former chief counsel for oversight and investigations for the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, has rejoined Patton Boggs as a partner in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. Mr. Harrison is resident in the firm's New York City and Washington DC offices.
A respected litigator with extensive experience in white-collar criminal defense, including Congressional investigations and compliance matters, as well as complex civil litigation, Mr. Harrison was a partner at Patton Boggs from 2008-2011, at which time he left the firm to serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Mr. Harrison is a highly experienced trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, including high-profile and complex multi-defendant cases. Mr. Harrison has held lead or first-chair responsibility in more than 40 jury trials in both federal and state courts, and has argued frequently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Harrison has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. As chief counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee, Mr. Harrison led investigations into numerous issues under the committee's broad-ranging areas of jurisdiction, which included energy and power, health care, telecommunications, environmental, and manufacturing and trade. He led the Congressional investigation into the failure of Solyndra, a solar energy company, and the related loss of over one half of a billion dollars of taxpayer funds.
Before joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Harrison served in the Department of Justice for nearly six years as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York. Previously, Mr. Harrison served as an assistant district attorney for five years in the New York County District Attorney's Office under Robert M. Morgenthau.
Mr. Harrison has handled many complex and high-profile matters involving a wide range of federal and state crimes, including insider trading, securities violations, racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, environmental crimes, terrorist financing, racketeering, mail and wire fraud, obstruction of justice, false statements, murder and public corruption. Mr. Harrison has also guided numerous companies through regulatory investigations by state and federal agencies.
Mr. Harrison is recognized as an authority in many areas of criminal law, and has been quoted in numerous publications regarding criminal matters. He has also lectured on various aspects of trial advocacy and courtroom techniques.
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