United States of America v. Hoeffner, No. 4:07-cr-00263 (S.D.-Houston Div. 2010)
, Liberato, Lynne
, Trachtenberg, Mark
, Tancabel, John
, David, Katharine D.
, White Collar Criminal Defense
, Litigation/Trial Practice
Following a 15-count indictment charging him with conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, we represented a prominent lawyer, who had recovered millions of dollars for his clients in toxic tort lawsuits. The indictment alleged payment of bribes and kickbacks to two employees of an insurance company in connection with the settlements of these lawsuits. After a 6-week trial, the judge declared a mistrial when the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict. The case involved thousands of documents, more than 30 witnesses, and numerous complex motions.