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Hank Bond Walther
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Contact

(T) +1.202.879.3432
(F) +1.202.626.1700

Education

  • University of Maryland (J.D. with honors 2001; Executive Articles Editor, Maryland Law Review); American University (B.A. cum laude 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and Maryland

Government Service

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section: Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit (2010-2011); Assistant Chief, FCPA Unit (2008-2010); and Trial Attorney (2006-2008)

As a former federal prosecutor who led large, complex criminal fraud and corruption cases at the Department of Justice, Hank Walther often handles sensitive U.S. and multijurisdiction matters that could significantly impact a company's health and reputation. He is an accomplished investigator and trial lawyer with significant experience investigating and defending health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities fraud, False Claims Act, and other financial fraud and antitrust corruption matters. Hank has been recognized as one of the top white collar lawyers in the country by Super Lawyers, named one of Ethisphere's rising stars, and named by Chambers USA as a top "up and coming white-collar defense attorney."

Hank often defends companies that are facing criminal prosecution and civil liability from numerous government agencies and civil litigants in multiple countries. In these matters, he works closely with clients to coordinate criminal defense and civil litigation strategies that will most effectively represent the clients' various interests around the world. Hank has conducted fraud and corruption investigations in the U.S. and more than 25 other countries, including Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

Hank has been published and quoted by numerous publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Financial Times. In 2016, he was also a recipient of The American Lawyer's "Transatlantic Legal Award" and the Legal Business "2016 Dispute Resolution Team of the Year Award."


Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers USA, Up and Coming, White-Collar Defense (2016)

    Super Lawyers, White Collar Crime (2013-2016)

    Ethisphere Institute's Attorneys Who Matter (Rising Star, 2012; Government Star, 2010 and 2011)

    Assistant Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service (2011)

    U.S. Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service (2008)
Hank Walther