Michael Engle is the Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense, Compliance & Investigations practice group and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is first and foremost a trial lawyer, representing individuals and entities in state and federal criminal matters. He focuses on complex white collar defense, internal or parallel investigations and corporate compliance, as well as select civil litigation matters typically involving the defense of qui tam/False Claims Act complaints.
Michael has experience handling cases in the Pennsylvania state courts as well as federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He also routinely represents clients in connection with grand jury subpoenas and regulatory matters.
Michael’s clients include individuals, public officials and professionals, small and large business entities, closely held companies, non-profits and other organizations.
As part of his practice, Michael guides companies through internal investigations in civil, criminal and regulatory matters related to government inquiries as well as issues such as employee theft and fraud, workplace injuries and deaths, and theft of trade secrets or confidential business information.
He also assists companies and organizations with audits of compliance programs related to matters involving Anti-Money Laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and many other related laws and regulations. Michael also has extensive experience with Antitrust, environmental and healthcare litigation matters.
Michael’s practice also includes Title IX investigations and the defense of fraternity members or organizations that involve grand jury investigations as well as the criminal and civil defense of fraternity hazing cases.
Michael is a frequent speaker on the white collar practice, grand jury matters, federal criminal litigation and other criminal law topics. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) and current co-chair of the white-collar committee of PACDL. He is also a member of the board of directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and the American Bar Foundation.
This session will explore the challenges and novel legal issues arising in Federal criminal trial practice and procedure stemming from the pandemic. We will explore a variety of legal issues arising from COVID restrictions including challenges to the...