A. Brian Albritton concentrates his practice on “white collar” criminal defense; False Claims Act and Qui Tam litigation; defending regulatory enforcement actions brought by government agencies, including unfair/deception trade practice actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general; regulatory compliance; and complex commercial litigation, including the prosecution and defense of claims relating to trade secret theft, non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants.
Mr. Albritton was U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida from 2008-2010. He currently authors the blog, False Claims Act and Qui Tam Law.
Mr. Albritton has handled numerous grand jury investigations and defended a variety of white collar defense matters including claims involving RICO, trade secret theft, environmental crime, student loan fraud, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud, and tax fraud.
In addition, Mr. Albritton has defended numerous criminal and civil health care fraud, False Claims Act, and Qui Tam cases. Along with his trial practice, clients frequently call upon Mr. Albritton to conduct internal investigations regarding alleged misconduct in their businesses; defend and coordinate responses to subpoenas from investigative bodies; develop corporate compliance programs, and conduct employee and management training on compliance issues.
Mr. Albritton advises clients and handles litigation involving actions brought by governmental agencies against clients for regulatory and compliance violations.
This nontraditional litigation often involves elements of civil and criminal practice, and he has defended clients before a variety of administrative and governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, the Florida Department of Environmental Affairs, Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, along with other state and local agencies.
In addition, Mr. Albritton frequently represents clients in investigations brought by attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission, and he has defended organizations nationwide that are involved in telemarketing and direct mail advertisements, including businesses in the hospitality, travel, credit counseling/debt management, and debt collection industries.
Mr. Albritton advises clients how to comply with the myriad federal and state laws regulating telemarketing, direct mail and related types of consumer sales. Mr. Albritton has litigated a variety of complex commercial actions involving contract disputes, fraud, civil RICO, trade practice and unfair competition claims, business torts, creditors’ rights, and environmental litigation.
For several years, he focused much of his civil practice on claims involving trade secrets, noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants. Litigation of these claims is often very similar to criminal practice and frequently involves allegations of theft of trade secrets or other confidential business information by another business or competitor.
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