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Daniel “Danny” Griffin serves as the counsel of choice for many individuals and companies in high-profile white collar government investigations. Danny also regularly defends individuals and companies in False Claims Act and other civil investigations. Danny leads the firm’s white collar practice.

A former federal prosecutor in Atlanta, Danny has a broad range of successful defense experience. Over the last 17 years, more than 35 of his clients have been “targets” in federal criminal investigations where the government never filed charges or dismissed the indictment before trial. He has handled cases involving alleged antitrust violations, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bribery, customs violations, environmental offenses, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, healthcare fraud, immigration offenses, income tax offenses, insider trading, money laundering, public corruption, RICO violations, SBA fraud, and securities fraud. He has also represented individuals in Congressional investigations and has handled cases involving asset forfeiture and government contract debarment proceedings.

Danny has also been recognized for his defense work in False Claims Act (qui tam) cases brought by whistleblowers. Danny has experience defending medical professionals, executives, and businesses in FCA cases in a range of jurisdictions. Danny has secured outright declinations from the Government and negotiated favorable resolutions for a small fraction of the original demand.


Partner and Practice Group Leader, White Collar and Government Investigations, Miller Martin PLLC (2002-2021)

Assistant United States Attorney (1997-2002)

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Work Highlights

Represented Fortune 500 company which was the target in a Clean Water Act investigation. No charges filed.

Represented indicted individual who had been identified by three government sources as the leader of the charged conspiracy. Convinced federal prosecutors prior to trial that client was innocent; all charges dismissed, and client received written apology.

Represented former Fortune 500 company investor relations employee charged with insider trading and making false statements under oath to the SEC. Indictment dismissed.

Represented German manufacturer which was the target of an investigation involving alleged falsification of product testing. No charges filed, and government declined to intervene in parallel False Claims Act case.

Represented international auto parts manufacturer which was a target in an antitrust price fixing investigation. No charges filed.

Represented Middle East-based military food supplier accused of being a “war profiteer.” No charges filed.

Represented former bank president/target in SBA loan fraud investigation. No charges filed.

Represented compliance director/target in EPA investigation involving alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. No charges filed.

Represented division president of food services conglomerate in corruption/bribery investigation. No charges filed.

Represented director-level employee of health information technology company in investigation involving the provision of electronic health record software which allegedly caused providers to submit false claims for payment to Medicare and Medicaid. No charges filed.

Represented research professor who was a target in an investigation involving alleged theft of intellectual property. No charges filed, and military contract debarment proceedings successfully defended.

Represented security company contactor/target in multi-party RICO investigation concerning government funded construction projects. No charges filed.

Represented construction company in False Claims Act investigation involving wage and hour certifications under the Davis Bacon Act. Government declined to intervene.

Represented business owner accused of skimming proceeds and charged with income tax violations. Convinced federal prosecutors to dismiss all charges after challenging search warrant.

Represented individual indicted for immigration offenses with one of the underlying allegations being that client was a participant in the genocide of native Nicaraguans. Established client’s innocence and federal prosecutors dismissed all charges.

Hired by lobbyist ten years after that individual had been charged with honest services fraud. Part of a team of lawyers that convinced federal prosecutors to dismiss case.

Represented individual and his wholly owned corporations charged in an indictment alleging multiple immigration and money laundering offenses. Convinced federal prosecutors to dismiss indictment; case resolved with a plea to a misdemeanor.

Represented individual charged in multi-million dollar RICO and theft of government funds indictment. Matter resolved with client receiving first offender status and probation with no restitution being ordered.

Represented doctor who was the target of a perjury investigation and convinced Health Care Fraud Task Force not to prosecute.

Represented lobbyist who was a target in a public corruption/bribery investigation and convinced federal prosecutors that charges were not warranted.

Represented minister who was target in federal and subsequent state investigations involving alleged misuse of government grant money. Matter closed without charges.

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Daniel Griffin is highly regarded for his expertise in white-collar matters, including investigations into fraud, FCPA violations and corruption. He also regularly handles FCA litigation.
"Danny is an excellent lawyer. He is very good at representing individuals in healthcare cases." "He has an impeccable reputation." "He's got a lot of experience and really good judgment."

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