Profile

Faith A. Devine

Shareholder,
Fraud Law Group, PC

My Contact Information

Fraud Law Group, PC
Carlsbad, CA
Phone 1: 760-842-7095

Chapter

San Diego

Bio

Admission & Qualifications

California State Bar

Southern District of California

Central District of California

Northern District of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

University of Miami, BBA 1986 (International Finance)

Hofstra University, JD 1989

Professional Profile

Faith is a former AUSA for the Central and Southern Districts of California where she specialized in fraud, money laundering, tax, asset forfeiture, and False Claims Act cases. She also served as a Trial Attorney for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. 

Faith specializes in representing clients in federal and state tax proceedings as well cases that involve complex asset forfeiture matters.  She also conducts internal investigations for private entities, and nonprofit organizations when fraud or misconduct is alleged.

She is a member of the WWCDA Monitor/Receiver Initiative Subcommittee, and has been appointed by the California Superior Courts and United States District Courts to serve as a Receiver over matters involving fraud and misappropriation of assets.  

Representative Matters

Represented a client who was charged in a federal criminal case alleging fraud and forfeiture.

Represented a corporation in proceedings brought by the California taxing authorities relating to allegations of improper booking of sales.

Represented a corporation against asset seizure proceedings brought by a Receiver in an SEC enforcement action.

Conducted an internal investigation for a private school relating to a student cheating scheme.

Conducted an internal investigation for a corporation that was the victim of employee theft and embezzlement.

Appointed by the Superior Court of California to investigate allegations that $300 million in assets were wrongfully appropriated from a real estate holding company.

Appointed by the United States District court to investigate allegations that a financial advisory firm misappropriated client assets.

Represented a client who was wrongfully accused of opiate misuse.

Conducted investigation of an investment advisory firm alleged to have misappropriated client assets.

Other Distinctions

Appointed by the  Board of Directors of Tri City Hospital to serve on its Audit and Compliance Committee.

Publications

 

Civil Forfeiture and Bankruptcy Fraud: An Alternative to Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation, California Bankruptcy Journal, Volume 25

  

Prior Experience

Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California (2001-2015)

     Major Frauds and Asset Forfeiture Sections

Trial Attorney, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (2006-2007)

Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California (1991-2001)

     Civil Fraud Section

Associate, Graham & James (1989-1991)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Areas

  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Government Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Tax Controversy
  • White Collar Crime