Pauline Hardin focuses her practice on criminal litigation, as well as business and commercial. She represents companies and individuals facing complex proceedings involving, among other issues, criminal mail fraud, wire fraud, RICO, health care fraud, anti-kickback statutes and Stark laws, False Claims Act qui tam matters, false statements, bribery, public corruption, environmental crimes, financial crimes, securities crimes, tax crimes, and many other violations and their parallel civil and administrative claims relating to the underlying criminal matter.
Pauline has tried more than 150 jury trials across the spectrum of criminal and commercial litigation. She routinely handles bet-the-company and high-stakes matters, and also draws on her experience to help clients facing grand jury investigations by avoiding prosecution, or when facing criminal charges, by negotiating plea agreements or going to trial.
Before joining Jones Walker, Pauline served as First Assistant US Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana and as an Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Orleans Parish Fraud Unit.
American Bar Association, Section on Criminal Justice, White Collar Crime Subsection;
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow;
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
Louisiana State Bar Association