CHICAGO – Anthony “Tony” Burba has rejoined Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department as a partner in its Chicago office to focus on white collar and government investigations. He joins from the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he served as a trial attorney on the corporate and Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid strike forces in Nashville.
As a prosecutor, Burba investigated and prosecuted complex corporate healthcare fraud cases, often dealing with abusive prescribing of powerful opioids for the personal profit of the prescriber. Burba returns to Barnes & Thornburg, where he was a partner in the litigation and healthcare departments prior to his time at the DOJ.
“Tony has significant experience on both sides of the table – whether it’s prosecuting cases for the DOJ or advising large corporate clients on complex compliance and government investigation matters,” said Randy Brown, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “This gives him a unique perspective, not only into developing successful compliance programs, but into defending clients against high-profile government investigations.”
In addition to his healthcare and white collar prosecution work for the DOJ, Burba previously worked as a part of a federal monitor team for a large international medical device maker at Barnes & Thornburg and helped oversee the monitorship of a large national healthcare company as part of the Fraud Section’s Corporate Strike Force.
In private practice, he has defended numerous clients against civil investigations arising out of federal and state False Claims Acts. Burba also has experience defending clients in criminal investigations related to allegations of wire fraud, commodities fraud, environmental crimes, obstruction of justice and money laundering among other types of financial crimes.
Burba has advised some of the largest healthcare companies in the world on state and federal regulations in the healthcare industry, particularly the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark laws. Burba also regularly assists clients in building and improving complex compliance programs and developing internal controls to ensure compliant operations.
“Tony has worked at the highest levels of government and industry – but the one constant is his tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients,” said Michael Carrillo, Chicago office managing partner. “We’re thrilled to have him back in Chicago as part of our growing team.”
Burba earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, Order of Coif, his Master of Arts from Marquette University, and his Honors B.A. from Murray State University, summa cum laude.
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