Brian Heberlig is an accomplished trial lawyer who successfully defends executives, public officials, and corporations in all phases of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. Chambers USA recognizes his “impressive” trial practice, with sources calling him a “tremendous lawyer” and “superior advocate” who is “very meticulous, polished and well prepared in the courtroom.”
Brian’s recent success in a case involving a rare Rule 29 acquittal earned praise from the presiding federal judge, who described his advocacy as “crisp, cogent, thoughtful,” and “some of the best trial work we have ever had the privilege to see in this or any courtroom.”
Brian handles matters involving allegations of public corruption, securities and accounting fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, antitrust conspiracies, healthcare fraud, tax offenses, obstruction of justice, environmental offenses, and other business crimes.
He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients to examine allegations of criminal conduct and manages parallel civil proceedings arising out of criminal investigations, including Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings, multidistrict securities fraud litigation, and congressional investigations.
Brian is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier legal association in North America composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. He is a member of Steptoe’s Executive Committee and co-head of the Compliance, Investigations, Trade and Enforcement Department.
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
- Co-Chair, DC Regional Subcommittee, American Bar Association’s White-Collar Criminal Committee (2013-2018)
- Co-Chair, American Bar Association’s White-Collar Crime Subcommittee on Public Corruption and Extortion (2008-2012)
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1996, summa cum laude, Francis E. Lucey S.J. Award (highest grade point average in graduating class)
- B.A., Dartmouth College, 1993
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