Leader of Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office, Mitchell Ettinger has more than 25 years of experience representing corporations and individuals in connection with federal and state grand jury investigations, complex civil litigation and matters before administrative agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Ettinger previously served as co-chair of the D.C. Litigation Group from 2009-2014. As a former chief prosecutor for the United States Air Force in England and now as defense counsel, Mr. Ettinger has extensive trial experience in a wide variety of matters, and is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
While a judge advocate, Mr. Ettinger was the chief prosecutor for eight Air Force bases located in England and was responsible for handling felony trials throughout the European circuit. In this capacity, he tried numerous jury trials, including a capital murder case.
Mr. Ettinger also has been involved in numerous health care related investigations and litigations. For example, he has defended companies accused of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute in criminal and civil matters, including allegations of improper compensation paid to hospital directors and the provision of travel and entertainment to health care providers.
He also has defended allegations of False Claims Act violations premised on off-label promotion. He was a member of the team that represented Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S as plaintiff in a federal action against the Food and Drug Administration seeking to reverse the FDA’s decision to delay approval of Veloxis’ new drug Envarsus XR based on marketing exclusivity given to an earlier-approved competing drug.
Mr. Ettinger also conducts internal investigations for the purpose of defending against criminal allegations, Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and suspension and debarment proceedings.
He has extensive experience in areas involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud, procurement fraud and alleged violations of federal and state conflict of interest provisions, in matters involving simultaneous criminal, civil, administrative and congressional proceedings.
- LL.B., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1983
- B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1980
- District of Columbia
Associations : Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
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