Alan J. Sobol chairs Pullman & Comley’s White Collar, Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations practice and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He also serves in the firm’s Health Care and Construction practices.
Alan has represented both corporate and individual clients in federal and state health care, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and enforcement, physician and pharmacist licensing, federal and state fraud and false claims (qui tam – whistleblowers), federal insider trading and securities, financial fraud, structuring, tax, anti-trust, federal and state racketeering and public corruption cases.
Alan’s criminal defense practice includes representation in conspiracy and drug trafficking, money laundering, bank robbery, identity theft, computer crimes, larceny, assault, forfeiture, immigration, and domestic cases. In his civil litigation practice, he represents commercial clients in contracts and business disputes including the defense of class action lawsuits.
He has national experience in construction and surety litigation representing owners, contractors, design professionals, insurance companies, and sureties on public and private construction projects, with experience in government contract, surety performance, and payment bond cases in federal and state court.
Earlier in his career, Alan was a trial attorney, Criminal Division, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a federal prosecutor for the General Litigation Section, U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C. In this role, he represented the government’s interest on-site for the Mariel, Cuba refugee boat lift, to Key West, Florida, directing federal criminal law enforcement when the U.S. government sought to interdict and terminate the operation for violation of U.S. laws.
In addition he indicted and prosecuted in a jury trial a federal criminal defendant involved in the Jonestown, Guyana murder/assault of U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan, diplomats, press members and others on a trip bringing back defectors from the Rev. Jim Jones’ Jonestown encampment. He chairs the Connecticut Bar Association’s Criminal Justice section and is also a member of the Federal Practice and the Construction Law sections.
He also has been a member of the Criminal Law Section, Litigation Section, and the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association. Alan has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law. He is a Diplomat in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a U.S. Attorney General’s Honor Law Graduate Program Attorney.
Alan is the author of “Staying on Top of the Issues: New Developments for White Collar Lawyers and Their Clients,” a chapter in Managing White Collar Issues: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Recent Notable Cases, Establishing Key Defense Strategies, and Developing Client Relationships (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books 2011) released in December, 2010. He is a frequent speaker on white collar, criminal defense, health care fraud and abuse and related enforcement topics.
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