Recent Engagements

In the past 12 months, The Grail Law Firm:

  • Successfully defended a community bank in federal Department of Justice and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency investigations into Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering allegations;
  • Obtained deferral of federal health care fraud charges brought against an individual medical practitioner;
  • Represented the owner of a health care clinic in a federal fraud and Diversion case in federal court;
  • Successfully resolved a major business’s protest of private penalty assessments by a credit card issuer following a data breach, and helped remediate key IT issues stemming from it;
  • Defended a national specialty pharmaceutical provider against False Claims Act allegations initiated by a qui tam “relator” in federal court;
  • Opposed FDA allegations regarding fundamental safety issues for a medical device manufacturer;
  • Provided pro bono legal services to secure electronic access and protect online privacy rights for local library users;
  • Won the dismissal of a libel case in federal court on behalf of a nationally-recognized former entertainer;
  • Obtained Pretrial Diversion of federal narcotics charges for licensed providers.

Decisions

  • Advanced Management Technology, Inc. v. Federal Aviation Administration, 211 F.3d 633 (D.C. Cir. 2000).  Defended high-technology government contract bid protest.
  • Arnold v. Penn. Dept. of Transportation, 477 F.3d 105 (3rd Cir. 2007).  Successfully represented publicly held corporation in media access proceedings in federal district and appellate courts.
  • Dockery v. Hood, 889 So. 2d 221 (Fl. App. 2004). Ballot challenge to state-wide election initiative.
  • In Re Health Management, Inc. Securities Litigation, 184 F.R.D. 40 (E.D.N.Y. 1999).  Defended securities class action on behalf of officers and directors of publicly traded company.
  • Hill v. Cosby, No.15 civ 1658 (AJS), 2016 WL 491728 (W.D. Pa. Jan 21, 2016). Defeated defamation and related claims at pleading stage.
  • In Re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation, 384 F.Supp. 2d 845 (D.Md. 2005). Multi-district litigation securities case arising from late trading and market timing allegations in the mutual fund industry.
  • In Re Nomination Petition of Ralph Nader, 865 A.2d 8 (Pa. Cmwlth.), aff'd, 860 A.2d1 (Pa.), cert. denied sub nom.Nader v. Serody, 543 U.S. 1052 (2005).  Successfully challenged Ralph Nader's effort to qualify for inclusion on Pennsylvania's 2004 general presidential election ballot.
  • In Re: Ecoval Dairy Trade, Inc., CFTC Dkt. No. 11-16 (July 19, 2011).  Defended commodity futures trading concern in administrative agency investigation into market manipulation allegations.
  • United States ex rel. Smith v. Progressive Holdings, LLC, No. 11-482, 2012 WL 2912757 (W.D. Pa. 2012). Won dismissal of qui tam claims brought under the federal False Claims Act against state-chartered bank.
  • United States ex rel. Arnold v. CMC, et al., 564 F.3d 673 (3rd Cir. 2009), opinion below, No. 03-1580, 2007 WL 442237 (W.D. Pa. Feb. 7, 2007).  Defended qui tam claims under the federal False Claims Act on behalf of high-technology government contractor.
  • United States ex rel. Grayson & Hoffman v. Advanced Management Technology, Inc., 221 F.3d 580 (4th Cir. 2000).  Successfully defended qui tam claims under the federal False Claims Act on behalf of high-technology government contractor ("original source" grounds).
  • United States v. Vazquez-Botet, 532 F.3d 37 (1st Cir. 2008).  Successfully handled media access proceedings in federal district and appellate courts.
  • United States v. Amati, 75 Fed. Appx. 104 (3rd Cir. 2003).  Successfully handled appellate sentencing challenge for state court judge, following conviction at trial on federal felony charges.
  • United States v. Cross, 308 F.3d 308 (3rd Cir. 2002).  Post-conviction representation on behalf of a Pennsylvania public official, following federal criminal mail and wire fraud convictions.