Robert Salerno is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on white-collar criminal and complex commercial litigation. He regularly represents corporations and individuals in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Offices, inspectors general, and other federal enforcement agencies, as well as in the parallel civil and administrative proceedings that often accompany white-collar criminal matters.
He frequently handles matters involving the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, healthcare fraud, government procurement issues, and indemnification disputes arising out of the mergers and acquisitions of companies involved in criminal investigations. He has litigated a wide variety of commercial disputes in federal and state courts, both in the Washington, D.C. area and throughout the country. He has also represented law firms and lawyers in professional malpractice suits and disciplinary proceedings.
Mr. Salerno has been an instructor of trial and appellate advocacy skills at programs sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Georgetown University Law Center, and George Mason University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Litigation and Criminal Justice Sections.
Mr. Salerno is admitted to practice in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, and the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Western District of Virginia.