August 15, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – Dilworth Paxson LLP announced today the addition of Andrew Leven as “of counsel” to the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations department, resident in its Princeton office.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome an attorney of Andy’s experience and talent to the Firm,” says Partner and Executive Committee Member Thomas Schorr. “The unique combination of Andy’s lengthy service as a federal prosecutor, and his prior experience as an in-house compliance officer and as a private practitioner, will provide an exceptionally valuable resource for Firm clients facing high stakes criminal and civil claims.”
Leven developed an extensive knowledge of the white-collar law enforcement and regulatory landscape practice areas through his experience as a federal prosecutor and defense attorney.
He also served as the Worldwide Healthcare Compliance Director at the Cordis Corporation, an 8,000-employee medical device company, then owned by Johnson & Johnson. At Cordis, Leven routinely participated in business decisions with the senior management team, trained all marketing and sales components, led sensitive internal investigations, and spearheaded the implementation of HCC policies that were later instrumental in negating qui tam civil lawsuits and government investigations.
During his extensive tenure as a federal prosecutor, Leven specialized in economic and healthcare fraud prosecutions. In the healthcare fraud area, Leven used his experience in the industry to help develop a nuanced prosecution decision tree for the off-label use of medical devices and drugs and fashioned a novel legal theory that was successfully deployed in the largest physician bribery prosecution in the United States.
Leven also conducted numerous insurance, bank, mortgage, wire, tax, and mail fraud grand jury investigations. Additionally, he acquired extensive trial experience and served as the criminal tax intake prosecutor for the District of New Jersey.
As a defense attorney, he secured non-prosecution decisions for executives under investigation in the healthcare, insurance, and financial sectors from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
In his practice, Leven uses these diverse real-world experiences and deep skill sets to seek favorable results for healthcare, corporate, insurance, and financial sector clients facing potential fraud-based criminal or civil challenges as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, and victims.
Leven is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Law, where he graduated first in his class as the Valedictorian and served on the Law Review as the Editor of the Annual Survey of New York Law.