Henry P. Van Dyck

Partner

Overview

Henry Van Dyck is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer who represents corporate clients and individuals in complex criminal, regulatory, administrative and congressional investigations. Having served for more than a decade as a financial crimes prosecutor at DOJ, Henry’s experience encompasses all aspects of corporate criminal and civil enforcement matters, including securities, accounting, commodities, cryptocurrency, procurement and health care fraud, as well as market manipulation, insider trading, spoofing, environmental crimes, vehicle emissions and related investigations, money laundering, and bribery. Henry also conducts risk assessments and internal investigations for clients, and provides advice regarding internal controls and other compliance-related matters.

Henry previously served as the Principal Assistant Chief of the Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit within the Fraud Section at DOJ, where he oversaw many of DOJ’s most significant corporate criminal prosecutions and cross-border investigations, and supervised a team of approximately 40 dedicated financial crimes prosecutors. During his 11 years at DOJ, Henry led dozens of complex corporate investigations and prosecutions resulting in the convictions of executives at publicly traded and financial services companies, and tried numerous high-profile white collar cases to verdict in districts across the country. Henry received the FBI’s highest honor — the Director’s Award — for his work prosecuting a $200 million securities fraud case, and received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award on two occasions for his work prosecuting other major corporate fraud cases.

Prior to his government service, Henry worked in the Washington, D.C., office of an international law firm, and clerked for the Hon. Thomas J. Meskill of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for the Hon. Hayden W. Head of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Representative Matters

  • Conducting an internal investigation for a large publicly traded consumer products manufacturer into potentially improper payments under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at the company’s facilities in Latin America. 
  • Representing a health care provider in the behavioral health industry in a grand jury investigation by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General into standard-of-care issues.
  • Representing a member of the medical advisory board to a publicly traded pharmaceutical company in a DOJ and SEC investigation into allegations of insider trading.
  • Representing a health insurance company in an investigation by the DOJ into the company’s risk adjustment processes under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Representing a large multinational information technology and staffing company in resolving issues caused by a corporate identity theft scheme that victimized the company.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for an $8 billion investment management firm and its wholly owned hedge fund into allegations of insider trading. After an efficient and thorough investigation, we presented conclusions to the DOJ, and secured a full declination for the client.  

Credentials

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Clerkships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Hon. Thomas J. Meskill, 2006-2007
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Hon. Hayden W. Head, 2005-2006

Education

George Washington University Law School
J.D. with honors (2004)

Colgate University
B.A. in Political Science (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Co-author, “Forensic Accounting in Securities and Financial Fraud Prosecutions,” United States Attorneys’ Bulletin, Jan. 2017

Honors

  • Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, 2020
    Awarded for overseeing and implementing the Paycheck Protection Program fraud detection and prosecution initiative, which resulted in the prosecution of 73 individuals in 54 cases across the country, which originated from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  • FBI Service Award, 2020
    Awarded for prosecuting and trying United States v. Lee Elbaz, a commodities fraud trial of the former CEO of an Israeli-based binary options company, who orchestrated a scheme to defraud investors through the sale of $100 million in binary options instruments.
  • Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2014
    Awarded for prosecuting and trying United States v. Michael Baker and Michael Gluk, a $750-million securities fraud prosecution brought against the CEO, CFO, COO and a senior vice president of ArthroCare Corp.
  • FBI Director’s Award for Superior Performance, 2013
    Awarded for prosecuting and trying United States v. Timothy Durham, James Cochran, and Rick Snow, a $200-million securities fraud prosecution brought against the CEO, COO and CFO of Fair Finance Co.
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