Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.

Partner
  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
    Suite 500
    Washington, D.C. 20006-4623
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    F:202-289-1330

Government Investigations & White-Collar Crime 

  • Advising an international farm manufacturing company charged with violating FCPA and the Oil for Food Program instituted for the country of Iraq. 
  • Advising International trade company on the propriety of providing gifts to potential clients In China under the FCPA. 
  • Represented a U.S. citizen government contractor for a Lebanese construction company who was charged with bribing a U.S. Army official. 
  • Represented a government contract company in a qui tam action brought by the U.S. Government involving the Small Business Association 8(a) program for small and disadvantaged businesses. 
  • Represented a chemical manufacturing company in litigation involving the Environmental Protection Agency's system of allowances for producing certain chemicals used as refrigerants and usage of those chemicals. 
  • Represented the CEO of a New York Lighting Company in a criminal case charging bank fraud in the Eastern District of New York. 
  • Represented a Division I lacrosse coach during a state criminal investigation of a student athlete in the school's lacrosse program. 
  • Represented the former Budget Director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in an Inspector General's criminal investigation of travel vouchers. 
  • Represented a wood importer in a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice's Division of the Environmental and Natural Resources in a Lacey Act allegation involving the importation of wood from Madagascar. 
  • Represented an attorney in an FDIC and District of Columbia Bar investigation into a response to a Congressional subpoena for bank documents handled by a contract attorney firm. 
  • Represented an oil company executive in the Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and other alleged improper payments in Nigeria. 
  • Conducted counseling for an international energy company regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and designed their FCPA compliance program. 
  • Represented a Transportation Security Administration attorney in a contempt proceeding in the Eastern District of Virginia involving a terrorism prosecution by the Department of Justice. 
  • Conducted an Internal investigation for the Seneca Nation of Indians in New York State Involving the handling of contracts for the construction of their casino In Niagara Falls. 
  • Represented an engineer for a Fortune 500 Company's Design Division in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia into the sharing of classified arms designs with Southeast Asian governments. 
  • Represented the former General Counsel of a quasi-public city utility in an investigation by the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department into the filing of allegedly false and fraudulent reports with the Environmental Protection Agency. 
  • Represented a member of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction in an investigation by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency on conflict of interest allegations. 
  • Represented the Chief-of-Staff for a United States Congressman in an investigation involving alleged conflict of Interest, bribery and election fraud. 
  • Represented the lobbying group of one of the nation's largest utilities in the grand jury investigation of "influence peddling" by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. 

Antitrust Litigation 

  • Represented a Pacific Rim airline in a class action suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York alleging price fixing among airlines worldwide in air cargo shipping. 
  • Represented a Pacific Rim airline in two antitrust criminal investigations alleging price fixing. Both investigations ended after years of investigation with the Department of Justice electing to take no action. 
  • Represented the head of Sea Freight operations for a German Freight Forwarder in a criminal antitrust investigation by the Department of Justice. The investigation ended without charges being brought. 
  • Represented the head of Air Freight for an International Freight Forwarder under criminal investigation by the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division for alleged price fixing involving freight out of the Pacific Rim. The investigation concluded without charges. 

Complex Litigation, Corporate Compliance & Ethics 

  • Advising international trade company on the propriety of providing gifts to potential clients in China under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 
  • Represented an attorney in an FDIC investigation and District of Columbia Bar complaint into a document response to a Congressional subpoena for bank documents handled by a contract attorney firm. 
  • Served as lead counsel in an ERISA arbitration, representing a Michigan Trucking Company against a Union Pension Fund, over the assessment of withdrawal liability by the Fund. The arbitration was held in the District of Columbia by agreement of the parties, but originated in the Northern District of Illinois. 
  • Represented a satellite company in litigation against a government contracts company in civil litigation over breach of contract in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. 
  • Conducted an internal investigation for the Seneca Nation of Indians in New York State involving the handling of contracts for the construction of their casino in Niagara Falls. 
  • Represented the former General Counsel of a quasi-public city utility in an investigation by the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department into the filing of allegedly false and fraudulent reports with the Environmental Protection Agency. 
  • Represented a member of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction in an investigation by the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency on conflict of interest allegations. 
  • Represented an attorney from the Department of Treasury in an investigation by the Inspector General into conflicts of interest allegations. 
  • Represented the owner of a Picasso painting accused of purchasing it as the art work stolen during war time occupation. The matter was the subject of litigation in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California and the Northern District of Illinois. 
  • Serves as Counsel to the Board of Directors of the world’s seventh largest charity. Handled RICO law suit on behalf of the charity involving the fraudulent taking and sale of $50 million worth of donated goods meant for Hurricane Katrina relief.

*These matters occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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