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Neal A. Brackett
Associate

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7739

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Neal A. Brackett
Associate

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7739

F 317-231-7433

Neal Brackett is valued for devising and executing legal solutions and plans of action to help his clients navigate complex issues. As an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney, Neal provides counsel in a manner that is understandable, workable and effective.

OVERVIEW

Neal Brackett is valued for devising and executing legal solutions and plans of action to help his clients navigate complex issues. As an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney, Neal provides counsel in a manner that is understandable, workable and effective.

Neal concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, corporate monitorships and general commercial litigation. He understands the importance of problem-solving in a way that allows his clients, whether faced with a compliance issue, government subpoena or complex investigation, to keep their businesses running smoothly.

Neal is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled multiple complex, multi-week white collar jury trials in federal court. He also has experience handling international and domestic internal investigations for companies of all sizes. He works to eliminate, minimize or mitigate his client’s criminal exposure while helping them manage the business and other ancillary issues often connected with white collar criminal investigations.

Neal works with companies in diverse industries, such as automotive, education, and real estate, to craft, maintain and defend tailored compliance programs that meet the standards articulated by the government. Specifically, he represents corporations and executives subject to federal and state criminal and civil investigation proceedings, including investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and other state attorneys general.

He is experienced at handling government investigations and criminal prosecutions through virtually all stages of a case in federal and state court, including assisting companies by interfacing with the government and negotiating potential resolutions. He has resolved disputes covering a wide range of topics, including anti-corruption laws and regulations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Anti-Kickback Statute, healthcare fraud, market manipulation and insider trading, public corruption, tax fraud, high-value contract disputes, and other complex commercial litigation cases.

Neal also has experience representing individuals and entities involved in professional sports in high-profile civil disputes.

In addition to his practice, Neal is a speaker and presenter with Bench Bar and a volunteer with Ask a Lawyer, both of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Member, American Bar Association White Collar Criminal Division

Board member, Susan G. Komen Central Indiana

Member, The Penrod Society

Honors

The Indiana Lawyer, Leadership in Law Up and Coming Lawyer, 2019

Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Pro Bono Honor Roll

EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
  • Obtained not guilty verdicts for clients Tokai Kogyo Ltd., and its U.S. subsidiary, Green Tokai Co. Ltd., in a federal criminal jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati. Tokai and Green Tokai were indicted in June 2016 for allegedly conspiring to fix the prices of automotive body sealing products sold to Honda Motor Co. Ltd in the United States and faced potential fines in the hundreds of millions of dollars. After a month-long jury trial featuring testimony from several Japanese witnesses from Nishikawa Rubber and Honda, the jury returned its verdicts after less than four hours of deliberation.
  • Assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator, appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, fellow firm partner Roscoe Howard, to monitor, assess and report on the U.S. export control compliance of a global telecommunications company
  • Advised and defended corporate clients and individuals in large national and international criminal antitrust investigations, led by the DOJ and Japanese Fair Trade Commission
  • Represented client in negotiations with the Department of Homeland Security and ICE related to Presidential Executive Orders
  • Served on the attorney team assisting, the independent corporate compliance monitor for a large U.S. medical device manufacturer and distributor, pursuant to the company's deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. government

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