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Patrick Hurford, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Joins Honigman

June 7, 2018

Honigman announced today that Patrick Hurford has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation department and White Collar Crime and Investigations practice group, which he will co-lead with Honigman partner Mark Pendery. Patrick focuses his practice on a broad spectrum of internal investigation and white collar crime issues, including bank fraud, wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, prescription controlled substance offenses, money laundering, embezzlement, and tax evasion, among others. 

Hurford joins the Detroit office of the firm from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served more than seven years as a trial attorney for the Healthcare Fraud Strike Force at Main Justice in Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Michigan. 

As a federal prosecutor, Hurford focused on the investigation and prosecution of federal white collar and healthcare crimes, including healthcare fraud, controlled substance offenses involving prescription drugs, bank fraud, wire and mail fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, identity theft, and bank embezzlement. He has served as lead counsel for multiple jury trials and appeals.

“Patrick’s deep knowledge of white collar issues, as well as his ability to serve as lead counsel in high-profile litigation, make him an excellent addition to our department,” said J. Michael Huget, chair of Honigman’s Litigation department. “Patrick’s experience and reputation position us to even better serve our clients during some of the most trying periods of their careers.”

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Hurford was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb in New York, where he focused on internal investigations, SEC enforcement proceedings, arbitration, and civil litigation, including securities fraud, foreign sovereignty immunity issues, commercial and employment disputes, and art restitution claims.

Hurford received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2006, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his B.A. from Kalamazoo College.