A former U.S. Department of Justice official has joined the Washington office of Jones Day as a partner in the corporate criminal investigations practice, the firm announced Tuesday.
Hank Bond Walther, formerly deputy chief in charge of the health care fraud unit in the fraud section of DOJ’s Criminal Division, will also work on business and tort litigation.
Since March 2010, when Walther became head of the DOJ health care fraud unit, he has supervised investigations and prosecutions related to the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, money laundering and mail and wire fraud.
Prior to that, Walther was assistant chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, where he conducted foreign corruption investigations in coordination with domestic and foreign law enforcement, including the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Hank Walther brings a wealth of experience and insight from his years in government,” Greg Shumaker, the partner-in-charge of Jones Day's Washington Office, said in a written statement. “The unique perspective he has gained from prosecuting hundreds of health care fraud and FCPA cases on behalf of the federal government will add tremendously to our corporate criminal investigations practice.”