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Timothy Belevetz is a partner in Ice Miller’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Litigation Groups. A former federal prosecutor and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission attorney, he focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, SEC enforcement and compliance. He represents companies and individuals in a range of government investigations and enforcement actions, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other potential corporate misconduct. Tim also provides compliance counseling designed to help prevent the need for such investigations.

Tim was previously a partner in the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia offices of an international law firm.

During his 12 years at the U.S. Department of Justice, Tim served both in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and at the Tax Division, where he prosecuted a wide array of white collar offenses against both individuals and entities. During his eight years at the U.S. Attorney's Office, where he most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes & Public Corruption Unit, he prosecuted and investigated a range of complex financial crimes. As a trial attorney in the Tax Division's Criminal Enforcement Section, Tim led the prosecution of federal tax offenses. He has extensive trial experience, having served as counsel in numerous federal trials involving securities and corporate fraud, tax offenses, health care fraud, fraudulent investment schemes, money laundering, bank fraud, identity theft, procurement fraud and arson, among others. In addition, he has prosecuted other white-collar matters such as FCPA violations, theft of trade secrets and campaign finance offenses.

Tim also has extensive securities litigation experience. Prior to his tenure at the Justice Department, he spent two years at a leading national law firm defending civil securities fraud actions and representing clients in SEC enforcement matters. Before that, he served for five years at the SEC's Division of Enforcement, where he investigated and prosecuted federal securities law violations, including complex financial fraud, insider trading, accounting violations, unregistered securities offerings and broker-dealer violations.
 
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Provided Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance counseling to a Danish energy company
  • Defended an attorney in a criminal money laundering prosecution
  • Defended the president of an aviation maintenance and repair company in a criminal FCPA case
  • Performed an assessment of the anti-corruption compliance program of U.S. based, multinational company in connection with an M&A transaction
  • Represented a self-employed investor in an insider trading investigation in which the SEC declined to bring an enforcement action
  • Conducted an internal investigation into potential revenue recognition issues at a publicly traded technology company
  • Represented the president of a government contractor in a procurement fraud and false statements investigation in which the Justice Department declined to prosecute
  • Defended a creditor in a proceeding brought by the debtor’s equity committee in U.S. Bankruptcy Court alleging civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations
  • Provided FCPA compliance counseling to a multinational infrastructure engineering and construction company
  • Led an internal investigation related to potential FCPA violations by the Latin American affiliate of a U.S. software company
  • Conducted an internal investigation into potential FCPA offenses as part of the due diligence relating to the sale of a multinational corporation’s Latin American subsidiary
  • Conducted an internal investigation into potential FCPA risk exposure relating to an international defense procurement bid
  • Represented a technology company owner in a clawback action brought by a receiver appointed in an SEC enforcement case
Selected Experience
U.S. Department of Justice Experience
  • Prosecuted four defendants in a 16-week jury trial involving allegations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
  • Obtained a conviction against the former chairman and CEO of a publicly traded company in a trial involving securities fraud allegations. United States v. Johnson, 553 F. Supp. 2d 582 (E.D.Va. 2008), aff’d, 387 Fed.Appx. 402 (4th Cir. 2010).
  • Tried numerous criminal cases to jury verdicts, including obtaining convictions of individuals charged with health care fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
  • Briefed and won an argument in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the constitutionality of a federal statute prohibiting the production of false identification documents.  United States. v. Jaensch, 665 F.3d 83 (4th Cir. 2011).
  • Led a grand jury investigation that produced charges against a major South Korean corporation and five of its executives for conspiracy to steal trade secrets from a U.S. Fortune 100 company.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement and Securities Litigation Experience
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction freezing the principal investment and profits of securities transactions in an insider trading case with overseas traders. SEC v. Heden, 51 F. Supp. 2d 296 (S.D.N.Y. 1999).
  • Obtained dismissal of an investor class action alleging securities fraud by a publicly traded real estate investment trust and its officers and directors. In re Humphrey Hospitality Trust, Inc. Securities Litigation, 219 F. Supp. 2d 675 (D. Md. 2002).
Firm Publications
News
Blog Posts
Published In
  • Co-Authored Cuban Chapter, From Baksheesh to Bribery: Understanding the Global Fight Against Corruption and Graft, 2019
  • Corporate Compliance Answer Book, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Practising Law Institute, 2019 Edition
  • Federal Court: DOJ Free to Pursue Alternate Theories for FCPA Jurisdiction, The FCPA Blog, July 24, 2018
  • Corporate Compliance Answer Book, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Chapter, Practising Law Institute, 2018 Edition
  • Cybersecurity Breaches: Avoiding Pitfalls, RSCA Publications Vol. 50 No.17, October 11, 2017
  • Corporate Compliance Answer Book, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Chapter, Practising Law Institute, 2017 Edition
  • Corporate Compliance Answer Book, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Chapter, Practising Law Institute, 2016 Edition
  • A Warning on Doing Business in Cuba, CNBC, July 30, 2015
  • Major Changes Coming To Sentencing Guidelines For Fraud, Law360, April 21, 2015
  • DOJ Criminal Division Renews Efforts to Investigate Whistleblower Allegations, Financial Fraud Law Report, February 2015
  • 2015 May Be 'Year Of The Individual' At DOJ, Law360, December 17, 2014
  • Much More Pressure On Banks Under DOJ Operation Choke Point, Law360, June 24, 2014
Speaking Engagements
  • The Grey Zone: Representing Clients Operating in Grey Areas of the Law, 2019 BlockChainge D.C. Conference, Washington, D.C., January 15, 2019
  • Would You Like Fraud With That? Examining Pharmacy Enforcement, ABA Washington Health Law Summit, Washington, D.C., December 11, 2018
  • Managing Cybersecurity Risks, Financial Services Technology 2018 – Avoidance of Risks Conference, Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY, April 30, 2018
  • General Overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Chamber of Commerce Mexico, Mexico City, April 23, 2018
  • Receivers and Compliance Monitors: What Are the Best Approaches Toward Having an Effective Compliance Program?, ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, Salt Lake City, UT, January 11, 2018
  • Financial Services IT - Request for Proposal (RFP) Preparation, Financial Services Technology 2017 – Avoidance of Risks Conference, Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY, May 13, 2017
  • FCPA and Corruption in Colombia: Challenges and Future, Bogotá, Colombia, October 19, 2016
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Compliance, Mexico City, Mexico, September 27, 2016
  • Global Risk and Investigations, Financial Services Technology 2016 – Avoidance of Risks Conference, Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY, May 17, 2016
  • Creating an Anti-Fraud Culture in Your Organization, Global Compliance & Risk Management Conference, Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers, Washington, D.C., November 13, 2014
  • Risks of Parallel Prosecutions, American Health Lawyers Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 6, 2014
  • Making an Effective Sentencing Argument, Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, Washington, D.C., October 17, 2013
  • Use of Financial Records in Fraud Investigations, Financial Crimes Seminar, Davao, Philippines, June 27, 2013
  • Organized Fraud Rings: Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Response, Federal/Mid-Atlantic Insurance Fraud Summit, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Arlington, VA, October 11, 2011
  • Sentencing Considerations for Prosecutors, U.S. Sentencing Commission Annual Seminar, New Orleans, LA, June 19, 2009
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