Kevin Raphael and James Kraus Named Co-Chairs Of Pietragallo’s Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Practice Group

March 4, 2014

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin E. Raphael has been appointed Co-Chair, along with James W. Kraus, of Pietragallo’s newly renamed Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Practice Group.

Mr. Raphael, a former sex crimes prosecutor, frequently counsels a variety of institutional clients, including medical facilities, educational institutions and corporations, concerning the investigation of, and response to, allegations of sexual misconduct. In addition, Mr. Raphael provides training and compliance advice to educational facilities concerning Title IX and Clery Act compliance. Mr. Raphael conducts investigations for educational institutions pursuant to Title IX obligations as well as internal investigations in response to allegations that an institution’s policies and procedures were inadequate.  Further, Mr. Raphael handles a wide variety of white collar criminal cases across the country, including Health Care Fraud, Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) criminal investigations and numerous public corruption cases.

Mr. Raphael speaks and writes extensively on white collar and health care litigation issues, including fraud and abuse and compliance. Mr. Raphael serves as an Adjunct Professor of Health Law at Widener University School of Law.

Mr. Kraus concentrates his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, health care litigation, and financial services litigation.  He has more than 20 years of civil and criminal trial experience in both state and federal courts, covering a broad range of substantive legal areas.  He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and the District of  Columbia.   In addition to his work in the courtroom, Mr. Kraus has conducted numerous internal investigations for corporate clients.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kraus served as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, including time as a criminal prosecutor with the Army’s 4th Infantry Division.

Mr. Kraus has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense.  He serves as Chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Committee (GECC). He also serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee Mid-Atlantic Region Subcommittee.   Mr. Kraus also serves as a guest lecturer and subject matter expert for Carlow University’s Masters of Fraud and Forensics program, and is the principal architect and frequent contributor to, the blog of Pietragallo’s Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Practice Group.

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