Former DOJ attorney Adam Tarosky joins Nixon Peabody to focus on False Claims Act matters

July 09, 2019

Senior Manager, Media Relations
Nicholas Braude

Washington, DC. Nixon Peabody continues to strengthen its Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice, adding partner Adam Tarosky, who joins the firm’s Washington DC office from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

“I’m thrilled to be part of the collective energy of Nixon Peabody,” Adam said. “The firm’s presence in major markets is important to clients who want a representative who understands Washington and the federal government—but also has colleagues who can provide invaluable local knowledge and support.”

Adam worked at the DOJ since 2014, most recently as a trial attorney in the Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Fraud Section. He focuses his practice on False Claims Act (FCA) cases and related challenges facing federal healthcare providers, defense contractors, and financial institutions. Amid the growing specter of FCA investigations and litigation, Adam bolsters a comprehensive fraud defense practice at Nixon Peabody. He also has extensive experience handling immigration and asylum cases for refugees from Western African nations.

Drawing on more than a decade of experience in the Fraud Section of the DOJ and at a nationally known law firm, Adam helps clients comply with FCA, present their best case at each potential phase of an investigation or suit, and successfully navigate related administrative and criminal proceedings.

“Not only will Adam strengthen our Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice—both in Washington and across the firm—he also brings a good combination of private and public sector experience,” said David Vicinanzo, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice team. “We look forward to Adam helping us grow a comprehensive national FCA practice.”

“Adam is an excellent addition to our talented and diverse Washington team,” said Colette Dafoe, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office. “He brings a unique and specialized set of skills to the table, and he’s a great collaborator. We’re happy to have him on board.”

Prior to his time with the DOJ, Adam represented major banks in securities litigation, pharmaceutical companies in civil fraud and antitrust litigation, and media organizations in defamation litigation. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law and earned his B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College.

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