Hilary LoCicero

Bennett Doyle LLP

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Bennett Doyle LLP
Washington, DC
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Hilary Holt LoCicero is a founding partner of Bennett Doyle LLP.  Ms. LoCicero focuses her practice on the representation of corporations and individuals in white collar defense and investigations matters.   Drawing on more than a decade of experience practicing in the white collar groups of two large international law firms, Ms. LoCicero combines her deep knowledge of government and internal investigations with a drive to reach the best solutions for each client based on their unique business and legal needs.  This includes spotting issues before they become problems and addressing those that have already arisen and helping to resolve them favorably.

Ms. LoCicero regularly counsels clients in connection with investigations and actions by the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Offices throughout the country, and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.  She has represented clients in connection with health care fraud, antitrust, procurement and government contracting fraud, bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, sanctions, tax fraud, accounting fraud, election fraud, and campaign finance matters.  She also represents clients in parallel proceedings including those related to allegations of professional misconduct, suspension and debarment, and criminal and civil forfeiture.  Ms. LoCicero’s experience in these areas extends to compliance issues such as due diligence in connection with business transactions, ongoing ethics and compliance counseling, independent investigations on behalf of companies and their Boards of Directors, and assistance with post-resolution compliance.

Ms. LoCicero earned her Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Tulane University in 2000.  She graduated from Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, in 2003.  Prior to entering private practice, Ms. LoCicero clerked for Judge Mary Milloy of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and Judge Lynn Bush of the United States Court of Federal Claims.  She is a member of the District of Columbia and Texas State Bars.

Representative Matters:

  • Served as trial counsel in the defense of a prominent cardiologist charged with health care fraud and false statement charges.

  • Was a key member of the trial team that successfully defended a prominent lawyer acquitted of conspiracy and tax evasion charges.

  • Represented a chief executive officer of a government contracting company charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud.

  • Represented a former chief executive officer of a Wall Street investment company in connection with investigations and litigation by the SEC.

  • Represented a company charged with violation of the FCPA and conspiracy to violate the FCPA.

  • Represented a government contractor facing allegations of violations of the sanctions laws and federal acquisition regulations.

  • Represented the general counsel of an international corporation in connection with allegations of violations of the FCPA and sanctions laws.

  • Represented a federal appointee in connection with a high-profile professional misconduct proceeding.

  • Represented a procurement officer faced with allegations of government contracting fraud and civil and criminal false claims.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Appeals
  • Asset Forfeiture/Restitutio
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Corporate Crime
  • Crisis Management
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Extradition
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Internal Investigations
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime