With over 30 years of trial experience, Gregory W. Kehoe has a national and international practice focusing on representation of individuals, corporations and financial institutions. This includes representation before federal and state courts as well as international tribunals. Mr. Kehoe recently represented General Ante Gotovina in his complete acquittal before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Kehoe also represented General Mohammed Hussein Ali before the International Criminal Court, which also led to a full dismissal on all charges.
Mr. Kehoe worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as a prosecutor for over 20 years with postings in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. While serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he was responsible for successfully prosecuting a number of high profile cases involving financial institutions and corporate fraud allegations, as well as racketeering charges.
Mr. Kehoe also led the team of lawyers and investigators which advised the Iraqi Special Tribunal, an ad hoc court formed to prosecute Saddam Hussein and members of his former regime.
Areas of Concentration
· White collar crime defense
· International law
· Defense of complex financial crimes
· Complex civil litigation
· Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations
· SEC investigations and litigation
· Criminal tax defense
· Health care fraud and abuse issues
· Class action defense
Professional & Community Involvement
· Member, American Bar Association
· Member, District of Columbia Bar
· Member, Federal Bar Association
· Member, Herbert G. Goldburg Inn of Court (Criminal Law)
· Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
· Member, International Bar Association
· Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
· Member, New York State Bar Association
· Member, The Florida Bar
· Membership Officer, IBA Criminal Law Committee, January 2011-Present
Awards & Recognition
· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar; Commercial Litigation, 2009-2014
· Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2013
· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2013
· Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," Litigation, 2004, 2008-2009, 2011-2012
· Honored, James H. Kynes Memorial in the Trenches Award," Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, 2008
· Honored, "Raymond E. Fernandez Award," Hillsborough County Sheriff's Hispanic Advisory Council, September 2005
· Honored, U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General's Special Commendation Award (for service in Iraq), May 2005
· Profiled, ABC News, "Person of the Week," March 2005
· Received, U.S. Department of Justice Superior Performance Award, 1987, 1989, 1994
· Received, Federal Bar Association Younger Federal Lawyer Award, 1988
· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
In trying and conducting numerous investigations and jury trials, Mr. Kehoe has been involved in complex business matters involving financial institutions, corporate entities and individuals, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.
· Represented Croatian General Ante Gotovina, who was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, for leading a military operation in 1995 known as "Operation Storm." On November 16, 2012, General Gotovina was acquitted of all charges.
· Represented General Mohamed Hussein Ali (the former Chief of Police of Kenya), charged with various crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, emanating from the post-election violence in Kenya in 2007 - 2008. On January 23, 2012, all charges were dismissed against General Ali.
· Obtained a conviction of Bosnian Croat General Tihomir Blaskic, charged with war crimes that included the massacre of Muslim women and children, International War Crimes Tribunal, Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands, 1995-1999.
· Represented a major managed care provider in investigations by the Federal government and local agencies. The client entered a deferred prosecution agreement with the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida.
· Represented the largest homebuilder in the Midwest in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement Branch involving allegations of employment of illegal aliens by subcontractors. The two-year investigation was closed with no charges filed against the company.
· Represented lawyers and public officials in disciplinary actions and investigations by The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Commission on Ethics, and The Florida Bar.
· Represented pharmacies and physicians in regulatory and asset forfeiture actions with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and criminal actions with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
· Represented plaintiffs in class action seeking damages from national insurance company for denying and canceling automobile insurance and increasing their charges for automobile insurance, based on information in consumer reports without making certain disclosures to applicants and insureds, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
· Negotiated and finalized a civil resolution to the money laundering charges imposed on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).
°Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Kehoe prior to joining Greenberg Traurig.
· Chief of the Trial Division, Tampa-based law firm comprised of former federal prosecutors and former FBI agents
· Regime Crimes Liaison, Iraqi Special Tribunal, Baghdad, April 2004-March 2005
· Chief U.S. Advisor, Iraqi prosecutions of Saddam Hussein and Saddam's associates. Participated in victim exhumations, document review and courthouse design.
· Chief Counsel, U.S. Judicial Commission on Foreign Asset Control, 2000-2001
· International War Crimes Tribunal, Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands, 1995-1999
· First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida, 1989-1992; 1993-1995. Handled cases including the BCCI banking case that made headlines worldwide.
· Deputy Chief, Minority Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, October Surprise Task Force, 1992-1993
· Chief, Northern Division, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, 1986-1989
· Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1983-1989. Prosecution targets included the Outlaws motorcycle gang and drug rings.
· Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Honors Program, Anti-Trust Division, 1982-1983
· Attorney associate with the law firm of Burns Jackson Miller Summit & Jacoby, New York, NY, 1979-1980
· Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Mark A. Costantino, Eastern District of New York, 1980-1982
Publications & Presentations
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· Author, "The Reckoning: Trying Saddam Hussein," Jurist: Legal News & Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, October 31, 2005
· Author, "White Collar Crime: A Growing Problem," United Nations Asia and Far East Institute (UNAFEI), Resource Material Series No. 41, April 1992
· Author, "Federal Forfeiture Law and Procedure," Florida Bar - Criminal Law Section, Newsletter Vol. XIII, No. 2, November-December 1990
· Author, "Title VII: Conflict with International Treaty Law," New York Law Journal, November 30, 1981
· Author, "Right to Counsel: Defendant's Sixth Amendment Right Held Not Violated Despite the Fact that Defense Counsel was Never Admitted to the Bar," St. John's Law Review Vol. 52, No. 4, Summer 1978
· Author, "CPLR 4519: Dead Man's Statute Held Not to Bar Testimony of Potential Distributee Concerning Pedigree Declaration Made by Intestate," St. John's Law Review Vol. 52, No. 1, Fall 1977
· Keynote Speaker, "Proving Crimes that Violate International Humanitarian Law," Symposium on Human Rights and Transitional Justice: International Forensic Investigations in Post-Conflict Societies," University of South Florida, October 15, 2010
(Also at New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. Offices)