Henry Van Dyck serves as co-chair of the firm’s white collar defense and investigations team. Henry 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, criminal antitrust investigations, 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.
- 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 the CEO of a Fortune 500 publicly traded defense contractor in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation into allegations that the company colluded with other contractors in bidding on defense contracts.
- 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 social messaging and networking application company in an SEC investigation involving allegations of misstated user growth metrics and accounting issues.
- Conducting an internal investigation for a large medical device company into False Claims Act and anti-kickback issues.
- Representing a division vice president of a kidney dialysis services provider in a highly publicized criminal antitrust no-poach/wage-fixing investigation.
- Representing a grain elevator company in a CFTC investigation involving allegations of manipulative trading.
- Conducting an internal investigation for a publicly traded staffing services and IT company in response to allegations from a former employee that the company was improperly recognizing revenue on customer contracts.
- Conducting an internal investigation for a Fortune 500 publicly traded defense contractor in response to whistleblower allegations that the company was engaged in a scheme to manipulate revenue and earnings.
- Represented an audit partner from a large audit and accounting firm in connection with a securities fraud investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
- Representing a Fortune 500 publicly traded global food company and multiple executives in a criminal antitrust price-fixing and bid-rigging investigation involving the poultry industry.
- Representing an introducing broker in a CFTC investigation involving record-keeping requirements and employee personal device policies.
- Representing a publicly traded software and technology company in an investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
- Conducting an internal investigation for a compounding pharmaceutical company into compliance issues involving provider verification for dispensing controlled substances.
- 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.
- Conducting an internal investigation for a large publicly traded water treatment company into potentially improper payments under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at the company’s operations in China.
- Representing a publicly traded franchiser in the beauty and salon industry in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation.
- 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.
District of Columbia
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
George Washington University Law School
J.D. with honors (2004)
B.A. in Political Science (1999)
Insights & Events
- Co-author, “Forensic Accounting in Securities and Financial Fraud Prosecutions,” United States Attorneys’ Bulletin, Jan. 2017
Leadership & Community
- Co-leader, White Collar Defense & Investigations Team, 2023-present
- Chambers USA — District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2023
- 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.
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.