Paul E. Pelletier

Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Providence College; J.D., New England School of Law

Professor Pelletier specializes in representing and defending public and private companies...

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Professor Pelletier specializes in representing and defending public and private companies of all sizes and high profile individuals and executives in state and federal investigations.  He represents clients across various industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, medical device, and financial services.  He has been recognized for investigating complex international corporate fraud and bribery schemes.  Professor Pelletier has defended and resolved large, multi-faceted federal and state investigations arising under criminal and civil statutes barring, among other things, international bribery, accounting fraud or the submission of false claims and the provision of remuneration to induce referrals.

Prior to joining the Mintz Levin, Professor Pelletier served in the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a federal prosecutor for more than 25 years, where he was lead counsel in more than 20 jury trials targeting money laundering; sophisticated financial, corporate, and securities fraud, and health care fraud.  As an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami, Professor Pelletier served as Chief of the Economic Crimes Section. As acting Chief and Principal Deputy Chief of the DOJ Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, he directed and supervised some of the DOJ’s most important initiatives and investigations, including the exponential growth of the Section’s FCPA and Health Care Fraud Units.  Professor Pelletier’s corporate fraud prosecutions have included corporate and individual criminal resolutions with PNC, AIG, Quest Communications, General Reinsurance, and BP. At both the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami and at DOJ, Professor Pelletier was instrumental in developing and implementing the DOJ’s robust health care fraud enforcement programs and in the implementation of training and programs seeking to educate prosecutors on the efficacy of prosecuting culpable corporate executives.

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