Gerard E. Wimberly Jr.: Lawyer with McGlinchey Stafford

Gerard E. Wimberly Jr.

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New Orleans,  LA  U.S.A.
Phone(504) 596-2857

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Trade Regulation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation
  • White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
  • Corporate
  • Foreclosure Law Crisis Team
  • Government and Public Policy
  • Government Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
 
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 60643, New Orleans, LA, 70160-0643
 
University Cornell University, B.A., with distinction, 1976
 
Law SchoolLouisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1979 Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi, Law Review; Harvard University, L.L.M., 1984
 
Admitted1979, Louisiana; 1985, District of Columbia; 1992, Arizona; U.S. Court of Federal Claims
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations
•American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Business Law Section, Criminal Law Section, Litigation Section, and Public Contracts Section (Member of Section Council, 2012-2015; 8th Annual State and Local Procurement Symposium, co-chair, 2013)
•American Law Institute, Elected Member, 2002
•Arizona State Bar Association
•District of Columbia Bar Association (Inactive)
•Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 1995-1998
•Louisiana State Bar Association

 
LanguagesFrench; German
 
Biography

Having practiced for several years at large law firm s in Washington, D.C. and Phoenix, Arizona, Gerard Wimberly brings strong litigation experience to McGlinchey Stafford's commercial litigation section. In addition to his broad-based litigation practice, Gerard has maintained a corporate practice in which from time to time he advises corporate and business clients on the rules and regulations governing national and international business transactions so that they stay legally and ethically compliant. He has been lead or co-lead counsel in numerous cases involving government contracts law, financial fraud, and antitrust. His client base has included Fortune 100 companies as well as small, socio-economically disadvantaged businesses.

Gerard is head of the firm's government contracts practice group and co-chair of the firm's white collar defense and corporate investigations group. He has experience in all aspects of government contracts law, domestic and international, civil and criminal. Gerard has successfully handled numerous state and federal bid protests as well as contract claims. Gerard is also co-chair of the firm's Foreclosure Law Crisis Team, which focuses on defending lender clients against civil and criminal enforcement actions resulting from issues raised by reported problems with documents submitted in support of mortgage loan foreclosures.

Gerard is actively involved in the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association serving as co-chair of the State and Local Procurement Division, and as the Louisiana State Chair. He was appointed in 2012 to a 3-year term as a member of the Section Council.

Gerard served as law clerk for Associate Justice James L. Dennis (now judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit) of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1979-1980; and as Associate Editor of the Louisiana Law Review from 1978-1979.

Honors
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation)
Louisiana Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Government Contracts)
•American Law Institute, Elected Membership, 2002
•Law Review
•Order of the Coif
•Phi Kappa Phi
•B.A. with distinction

Publication
September 30, 2014 Alert: DOJ to Increase Scrutiny of False Claims Act Cases for Possible Parallel Criminal Proceedings
McGlinchey Alert Related Services: Government and Public Policy
March 19, 2014 Recent Federal Court Ruling Highlights Dangers for Companies Conducting Internal Investigations
A federal court in the District of Columbia recently ruled that a defendant had to hand over to the opposing party documents pertaining to internal company audits and fraud investigations, finding that they were not protected by the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine. This decision, which could have far-reaching implications, demonstrates the potential pitfalls of internal company investigations of wrongdoing, and underscores the importance of involving counsel early and extensively in such investigations.

McGlinchey Alert Related Services: Government Contracts White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
September 9, 2013 Alert: Department of Labor Issues New Affirmative Action Rules That Will Likely Carry Significant Challenges and Costs for Contractors
McGlinchey Alert Related Services: Government Contracts
April 25, 2013 Alert: Fourth Circuit Eviscerates False Claims Act's Statute of Limitations
In a recent decision with extremely troubling implications for government contractors, the Fourth Circuit held that a little-used World War II-era law, the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA), suspends the statute of limitations for all fraud claims during a time of war, regardless of whether war is formally declared by the government, regardless of whether the claims are civil or criminal, and regardless of whether they are being brought by the government or a private relator.
Related Services: Government Contracts
December 5, 2012 Alert: BP Temporarily Banned From New Contracts With U.S. Government
On November 28, 2012, the EPA suspended oil giant BP PLC from bidding on any new federal contracts, citing the company's “lack of business integrity” in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster which caused 11 deaths and the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The company-wide suspension affects all new contracts, including military supply deals and drilling leases.
Related Services: Government Contracts White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
November 30, 2012 Alert: President Signs Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Into Law
A few months ago we issued an Alert about proposed legislation that would strengthen protections for federal employees who blow the whistle on government waste, fraud, and abuse. On November 27, 2012, after this legislation passed both houses of Congress with unanimous support, President Obama signed the Whistleblower Enhancement Protection Act into law.
Related Services: Government Contracts White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
October 19, 2012 The ABC's of a CFPB Adjudicatory Proceeding (Part 1)
Anthony Rollo, Gerard Wimberly and Gabe Crowson provide a guest commentary on the ABC's of a CFPB Adjudicatory Proceeding.
Consumer Financial Service Law Report, Volume 16, Issue 10
October 4, 2012 Alert: House Bills Encourage Employees to Whistle While They Work
On September 13, 2012, Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Todd Platts (R-PA) introduced legislation that would extend whistleblower protections to non-federal employees who disclose information about the misuse of federal funds.
Related Services: Government Contracts White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
August 2012 The ABC's of CFPB Civil Investigative Demand
Federal Discovery News, Commercial Lending Litigation News, and Consumer Financial Services Law Report
April 2012 What Government Contractors Need to Know About State False Claims Statutes
Thomson West Briefing Papers

Presentations
October 18-19, 2012 Managing a CFPB/FTC Investigation
11th Annual Consumer Finance Legal Conference
October 2011 State False Claims Act
ABA Section of Public Contract Law, State & Local Procurement Division Telecast
May 2009 Public Contracting in Emergencies: Lessons from Katrina
ABA Section of Public Contract Law 4th Annual State & Local Procurement Symposium
September 2007 Obtaining/Maintaining Federal Government Contracts

Obtaining/Maintaining Federal Government Contracts
October 2006 Business Opportunities and Challenges in Post-Catastrophe Louisiana

Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA)
December 2005 Government Contracts Disaster Reconstruction Procurement Summit

CSA/McKenna Long
December 2005 A Tale of Two Storms: A Retrospective Critique While Looking Ahead

Louisiana PRIMA Fall Conference
October 2005 In the Storms' Wake: Katrina, Rita and Beyond
A Roundtable on Domestic Emergency Response Contracting Crowell Moring

News
August 28, 2014 38 McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015-Six Lawyers Named Lawyer of the Year
McGlinchey News Release
January 2, 2014 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine Recognizes Twenty-Six McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys
McGlinchey News Release
August 20, 2013 37 McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Listed as The Best Lawyers in America 2014
McGlinchey News Release
January 2, 2013 Twenty-seven McGlinchey Stafford Lawyers Recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers
McGlinchey News Release
November 6, 2012 Gerard Wimberly quoted in Law360
Law360
August 31, 2012 37 McGlinchey Stafford Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America 2013
McGlinchey News Release
May 16, 2012 Gerard Wimberly Elected as Member of the ABA's Public Contracts Section Council
McGlinchey News Release

 
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DOJ to Increase Scrutiny of False Claims Act Cases for Possible Parallel Criminal Proceedings
Melissa H. Harris,Gerard E. Wimberly, October 22, 2014
The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it would begin reviewing all new whistleblower lawsuits filed under the civil False Claims Act, to determine whether a parallel criminal investigation might be appropriate. This marks a significant departure from past...

Recent Federal Court Ruling Highlights Dangers for Companies Conducting Internal Investigations
Melissa H. Harris,Gerard E. Wimberly, March 21, 2014
A federal court in the District of Columbia recently ruled that a defendant had to hand over to the opposing party documents pertaining to internal company audits and fraud investigations, finding that they were not protected by the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine. This...


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