Emily Crandall Harlan is a member of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group. She counsels companies and individuals regarding how to avoid or minimize disputes with the government, and regarding how to comply with various regulatory regimes.
I focus on guiding clients through the various types and stages of government investigations and related litigation. I work with companies and individuals who find themselves facing a government inquiry or action to help them achieve expedient and favorable results. I also provide clients with legal advice concerning compliance and self-disclosure, and assist them in detecting and resolving issues before government investigations or litigation arise.
My practice involves working with clients on various matters involving the False Claims Act and other allegations of fraud in the government contract sector, including defending clients in whistleblower actions. My work in this arena has spanned different industries, including the mortgage industry, the construction industry, the medical device industry, and the housing industry.
I also assist clients with navigating the requirements for doing business abroad, including complying with export controls. This includes working with companies to detect, disclose, and remediate potential violations of the export control regulations, and to devise and implement compliance measures.
In addition to my work involving government contracting compliance, I have also handled matters concerning immigration fraud, corruption, and bribery.
I expect the government will continue to apply the False Claims Act in novel ways, including in the mortgage fraud context. Although there have been some recent judicial setbacks to the government’s efforts in this regard, the massive penalties permitted under the Act make it a very attractive tool for the government.
Emily is co-chair of the Criminal Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. In 2012, she was named a Young Lawyer Leadership Fellow by the ABA’s Section of Litigation, a two-year fellowship awarded annually to four lawyers nationally. Emily is a member of the Executive Board of the William B. Bryant Inn of Court, and of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court. She also serves on the adjunct faculty of The George Washington University Law School.
Law360 | April 28, 2017
This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.
Law360 | July 19, 2016
Chicago partner John Ruskusky and Washington, DC, associate Emily Harlan co-authored this column regarding expected changes for False Claims Act cases and investigations in the aftermath of the decision in Universal Health Services Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.
Westlaw Journal Government Contract | July 18, 2016
This column discussing an important United States Supreme Court decision regarding False Claims Act liability was co-authored by Boston partners Brian French and Fred Kelly, Boston associates Hannah Bornstein and Sydney Pritchett, and Washington, DC, associate Emily Harlan.
Law360 | June 14, 2016
Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly and Washington, DC, government investigations and white collar defense associate Emily Harlan contributed this article about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a public official can be convicted of conspiring to commit extortion even when co-conspirators willingly furnish the money and/or property.
Law360 | October 05, 2015
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo, partner Mark Molloy and associate Emily Crandall Harlan authored this column on curtailing an aggressive loss theory that held defendants to more than the government’s loss in some fraud cases.
Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report | October 01, 2015
This contributed column is authored by Boston Government Investigation & White collar defense partner Brian Kelly and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Crandall Harlan. Click here to read the full article.
ABA Litigation News | October 01, 2015
Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Harlan provides commentary in this piece noting that a cell phone user does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy over a cell service carrier’s records that do not reveal the content of any communications.
Law360 | August 13, 2015
Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Harlan and Boston partner and deputy leader of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice Danielle Pelot coauthored this article focusing on what companies doing business in foreign countries need to know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s facilitating payments exception.
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 02.09.16
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George Washington University Law School, J.D.
Duke University, B.A.
District of Columbia
In 2014 and 2015, Emily was recognized by Washington DC Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the area of white collar criminal defense.