Thomas M. DiBiagio

Partner

thomas.dibiagio@bakerbotts.com

Washington

P: +1.202.639.7700 F: +1.202.639.7890
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Tom DiBiagio is a seasoned civil and criminal trial lawyer and litigator with over thirty years of experience before federal and state courts, covering a wide range of areas including commercial litigation, environmental litigation and corporate criminal defense. His Washington practice focuses on advising clients on internal investigations and responding to government enforcement actions.

In 2001, Mr. DiBiagio was appointed United States Attorney for the District of Maryland by President George W. Bush, where he spearheaded efforts against violent drug gangs, public corruption and corporate fraud. Under his leadership, the United States Attorney's Office prosecuted significant public corruption, corporate fraud and major violent crime and drug trafficking cases. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. DiBiagio served as an Assistant United States Attorney and tried numerous cases in the area of financial frauds, money laundering, drug trafficking and violent crime. He has published numerous articles on Federal Criminal Law and has been an instructor in Constitutional Law at the United States Naval Academy.

Related Experience

  • Conducted global internal investigation for international corporation in response to criminal investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Lead attorney for DOJ witness interviews and proffers. Negotiated markers and secured leniency protections
  • Conducted internal investigation and represented major financial institution in connection with an investigation by a United States Attorneys Office of potential conspiracy and fraud offenses; the matter was resolved without any charges being brought against the client
  • Conducted internal investigation in Asia regarding potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • As part of a settlement with the Department of Justice, conducted due diligence for an international corporation in connection with the donation of funds to domestic charitable organizations
  • Represented Assistant General Counsel in connection with criminal investigation conducted by National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice of potential export violations
  • Completed a global risk assessment for an international corporation; this assessment focused on potential risks associated with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anticompetitive behavior and fraud
  • Represented a global corporation in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice regarding potential antitrust and fraud violations
  • Negotiated the first deferred prosecution agreement in an environmental crimes case; after extensive negotiations, federal prosecutors agreed not to criminally charge the client as a result of its operation of two wastewater treatment facilities in Connecticut; the government alleged that the company failed to comply with reporting requirements under the Clean Water Act; under the terms of the deferred prosecution agreement, the client agreed to pay $2 million and institute changes in its operation and environmental oversight
  • Represented a major waste to energy company in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the Environmental Crimes Strike Force of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General regarding potential violations and state hazardous waste, clean water and clean air acts
  • Represented former government officials in connection with a congressional investigation of royalty payments for offshore oil leases and represented an executive in connection with a congressional investigation of political influence at the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Represented a major municipal water authority in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice regarding potential violations of the Clean Water Act
  • Represented a major telecommunications company in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice regarding potential violations of the Endangered Species Act
  • Represented a major chemical company in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice regarding potential violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

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