Dennis Edward Boyle

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Dennis Boyle is a former Navy Judge Advocate, First Assistant District Attorney, Special Assistant United States Attorney and, most recently, a partner with a national AmLaw 100 law firm. He is the recipient of many awards, including an American Bar Association award for Professional Merit. He has the highest ranking available—AV—from Martindale Hubble and has been recognized multiple times as a Super Lawyer in both Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Over the past twenty-five years, Dennis has tried more than 200 jury trials to verdict.

As a seasoned litigator, Dennis has won numerous high profile cases but understands that avoiding charges or litigation is frequently the best outcome for his clients. Much of his practice involves conducting investigations for clients and the representation of individuals in “Internal Investigations” undertaken by corporate outside counsel. With more than twenty-five years investigating, prosecuting and representing people charged with fraud or fraud-type conduct, he understands complex financial transactions and what conduct does or does not constitute fraud.

Representative Matters

-Represented a Russian employee of an international company in internal investigation undertaken by the corporation’s outside law firm and U.S. Department of Justice for violations of FCPA. No charges were filed.

-Retained as an Expert Witness by a Russian law firm to analyze OFAC sanctions as they apply to a substantial transfer of assets from one Russian bank to another.

-Represented a Chinese national in an alleged industrial espionage case. Obtained dismissal of count related to Interstate theft of intellectual property.

-Represented a NASA engineer in alleged software piracy case involving millions of dollars of loss. Case resulted in a probationary sentence.

-Represented a financial institution accused of money laundering resulting from a weak compliance program. After extensive modifications to the company’s compliance program, he negotiated a non-prosecution agreement with Department of Justice.

-Represented a chiropractic practice alleged to have committed Medicare fraud, resulting in a Department of Justice decision not to prosecute the practice.

-Represented a president of a mortgage company in multi-count indictment alleging money laundering. After three-week trial, the client was acquitted of all substantive counts of money laundering.

-Represented a European company alleged to have violated consumer fraud statutes. After extensive negotiations and changes to their compliance program, the state decided not to pursue criminal charges.

-Represented a Fortune 100 company suspected of violating state environmental criminal statutes. After extensive investigation, state decided not to bring criminal charges.

-Represented an ambulance company accused of perpetrating a 7 million-dollar fraud against the United States. On the eve of trial, the case was resolved with a plea to a single count of making a false statement. All fraud related charges were dismissed.

-Represented a Middle Eastern company in a civil fraud suit against an American company that failed to deliver a significant quantity of agricultural products. Trial resulted in a verdict in excess of 2 million dollars for the Middle Eastern company.

-Represented a government contractor accused of diverting sensitive military equipment to the Taliban in Afghanistan. At the time of the engagement, the contractor was detained in at a military facility in Kabul. Following retention, the contractor was promptly released. Eventually, all allegations were dropped and the contractor was restored to their former position.

Areas of Practice (44)

  • Civil and Criminal Fraud
  • Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Banking Fraud
  • Healthcare and Medicare Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA")
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control ("OFAC")
  • U.S. Tax and Tax Fraud
  • International Tax & Foreign Account Reporting ("FATCA")
  • Transnational Crimes
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Securities Law
  • Bank Securities
  • Blue Sky Law
  • Broker-Dealer Arbitration
  • Broker-Dealer Registration
  • Broker-Dealer Regulation
  • FINRA Arbitration
  • Government Securities
  • Mortgage Backed Securities
  • International Securities
  • Insider Trading
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Private Placement
  • Private Placement Syndication
  • Securities Class Actions
  • Securities Arbitration
  • Securities Arbitrage
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Public Offerings
  • Securities Finance
  • Securities Disclosure
  • Securities Consumer Arbitration
  • Securities Fraud Arbitration
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities Investor Protection Act
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions
  • Shareholders Law
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Tax Exempt Securities

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-792-3701  Phone
202-430-1900  Cell Phone
University Attended:
Elizabethtown College, B.A., Political Science, with honors
Law School Attended:
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1997, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; 2010, District of Columbia; 2013, Maryland; 2013, New York; 2009, Alaska; 1987, Pennsylvania; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Maryland; United States District Court for the District of Alaska; United States Tax Court; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court

Pennsylvania Bar Association; American Association for Justice; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Pennsylvania Association for Justice; Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors; National Board of Trial Advocacy; International Bar Association; International Criminal Bar Association

English and Spanish
Hobbies & interests:
Scuba diving, mountain climbing, kayaking, fox hunting
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (14 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 09/27/12 in Criminal Defense

    Although D. Boyle's primary area of practice is white collar criminal defense, he has wide experience as a naval judge advocate general attorney. He also has a growing corporate and medical malpractice practice for which he is respected.

    Although D. Boyle's primary area of practice is white collar criminal defense, he has wide experience as a naval judge advocate general attorney. He also has a growing corporate and medical malpractice practice for which he is respected. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 10/15/12 in Family Law

    I have had family law cases years ago with Dennis he was very knowledgeable and most enjoyable wo tork with. I try to refer cases to him whoever possible, even though he doesn't do family law

    I have had family law cases years ago with Dennis he was very knowledgeable and most enjoyable wo tork with. I try to refer cases to him whoever possible, even though he doesn't do family law Read less

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