Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey Joins Dickinson Wright's Lexington Office

March 1, 2017
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Kerry B. Harvey, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, has joined the firm’s Lexington office as a Member.

“I’m thrilled to join Dickinson Wright’s Government Investigations and SEC Enforcement practice and expanding its presence into Kentucky, regionally and nationally,” said Kerry B. Harvey. “The firm’s strong commitment to helping corporations in investigations and proactive counseling is apparent from the strong bench of legal talent the firm has in place and continues to build throughout the U.S. I look forward to bringing my expertise in health care and securities to help round out the counseling, investigations defense and litigation services we deliver to our clients.”

“We are honored and excited that Kerry Harvey will be joining the firm’s Lexington office as a member of our rapidly growing Government Investigations and SEC Enforcement Practice,” said Jacob Frenkel, leader of the Practice Group. “Healthcare and securities continue to be high enforcement priorities for the government, and Kerry’s expertise and prominence will add considerable depth and tremendous value to the services that we provide to our clients. Kerry also will be a strong addition to our Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, corporate monitorship and trustee practices.”

Mr. Harvey served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 2010 into 2017. He served as the Department of Justice’s Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer in Kentucky’s 67 easternmost counties and was responsible for achieving landmark criminal convictions and civil recoveries for fraudulent healthcare practices, prosecuting significant public corruption cases, and prosecuting large-scale drug trafficking organizations.

Mr. Harvey’s national responsibilities and significant efforts at DOJ included serving on the National Heroin Task Force; serving three years on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC), select appointees by the Attorney General as advisors to the Attorney General and as the voice for United States Attorneys nationwide; serving as Co-Chairman of the AGAC’s Healthcare Fraud Working Group; and establishing the highly successful U.S. Attorney’s Heroin Education Action Team, an initiative to increase public awareness of the opioid epidemic.

Prior to his arrival at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Harvey served as General Counsel for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Frankfort, Kentucky (“Cabinet”). At the Cabinet, he led a team of 35 lawyers with responsibilities that included health care fraud and Medicaid reimbursement litigation, certificate of need issues, and public health. Mr. Harvey served as the Acting Inspector General for the Cabinet where he led efforts to prevent and detect fraud in various programs that the Cabinet administered.

Mr. Harvey is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. He received his B.S. from Murray State University and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
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