Eric R. Delinsky

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Describing Eric R. Delinsky’s representation of an executive charged with securities fraud, a federal judge once stated in open court, “no fee, no matter how high, could have secured better representation.”

Consistently recognized as one of Washington, DC’s top litigators by leading legal rankings publications, Eric represents individuals and entities in both civil and criminal trials, complex settlement negotiations, and investigations. Whether he is defending a company in multidistrict litigation, representing an executive against allegations of fraud, or conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a publicly traded company, his clients rely on him for his “brilliant strategic judgment.” (Source: Chambers USA)


As a civil litigator, Eric’s experience extends to the health care, financial services, consulting, and other professional services industries. He currently serves as lead national counsel for a major healthcare company in multidistrict litigation and in related litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. He also has served as a lead negotiator in connection with a series of significant settlements with state Attorneys General.

As a white collar defense attorney, Eric defends companies and their executives against allegations of healthcare fraud, false claims, securities fraud, and violations of foreign corrupt practices acts (including the FCPA) by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has extensive experience as well in defending such clients in parallel securities litigation brought by shareholders.

Prior to joining Zuckerman Spaeder, Eric served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender. Before that, he was as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP.

Eric has served as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching trial practice, and as a law clerk to the Hon. Joseph L. Tauro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996
    • Order of the Coif
       
  • Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1991
    • Dean's List
Bar admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Clerkships
  • Hon. Joseph L. Tauro, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Government service
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender
    • District of Maryland

Representative matters
  • Obtained an acquittal of all felony charges on behalf of the former chief executive officer of an energy company related to alleged securities fraud and other criminal violations.
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of the former chief financial officer of Fannie Mae of civil securities fraud claims. After more the eight years of investigations and litigation, the court’s finding of "overwhelming evidence" of our client's good faith was, in our client's words, "a complete vindication.”
  • Served as lead defense counsel in malpractice claim brought against international financial services institution involving the bidding for a $300 million municipal contract.
  • Conducted an internal investigation into allegations of Sarbanes-Oxley violations on behalf of the audit committee of a publicly traded company. Presented the findings to the audit committee and outside auditor.
  • Represented executives in various Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations spanning Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America by the SEC and DOJ. No client has been charged.
  • Wrote, argued, and won a motion to dismiss a malpractice case against a national law firm in connection with a corporate ownership dispute.
  • Obtained victory on behalf of a hedge fund in proxy fight against publicly traded company over the composition of its for its board of directors.
  • Obtained victory on all claims in arbitration for a former executive over a multi-million dollar compensation dispute arising from his resignation.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against the chief financial officer of a government contractor in shareholder derivative suit and shareholder class action alleging securities fraud.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer carrier in an action against broker for asserted misconduct in connection with coverage of valuable fine art.
  • Represented a federal prosecutor in connection with congressional and DOJ investigations related to Operation Fast and Furious.
  • Represented White House officials in a DOJ investigation into alleged leaks of classified information pertaining to Iran.
  • Represented a former judge in a DOJ investigation into allegedly fraudulent reimbursement requests.
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Eric R. Delinsky

Partner

Office
Washington, DC
Tel.
+1 202.778.1831
Fax.
202.822.8106
Others
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