DALLAS, Texas – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Barrett R. Howell and Brandon N. McCarthy have joined the firm’s Dallas office as partners in the white collar practice. Also joining are Associates Becca Loegering and Ryan J. Meyer. The addition of Howell and McCarthy follows the addition of five white collar attorneys in New York earlier this year, including Partners Judge Barbara S. Jones and Paul Shechtman.
“Barrett and Brandon are highly regarded practitioners with well-established practices in the enforcement and regulatory arena,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Gregory M. Bopp. “This is a very important practice area for us, and we are excited to add Barrett and Brandon to our prominent white collar team.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Barrett and Brandon to the firm and the Dallas office,” said K. Brock Bailey, managing partner of Bracewell’s Dallas office. “They are accomplished practitioners with experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare, which is experiencing a tremendous amount of regulatory and enforcement activity.”
“Barrett and Brandon have the depth of experience our clients have come to expect from Bracewell trial lawyers,” said Stephen B. Crain, head of Bracewell’s global litigation practice. “Brandon’s experience as a state and federal prosecutor in Dallas will be a wonderful asset to our clients.”
Howell’s practice focuses on the representation of clients in high-stakes government investigations and enforcement actions involving alleged securities and accounting fraud, healthcare billing and recordkeeping improprieties, bribery and corruption, and violations of the Civil False Claims Act. Howell has represented clients before multiple federal and state agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and various state securities and regulatory agencies.
McCarthy’s practice focuses on white collar defense, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement. His experience includes health care fraud, investment fraud, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bank fraud, embezzlement, Qui Tam, large scale corporate identity theft, tax fraud/copyright/trademark infringement, FDA fraud/mislabeling, financial crimes, public corruption, organized crime and drug trafficking. McCarthy is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s office and a former felony prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.