Helping our clients is job one. Our approach is take full ownership of our matters and provide dedicated representation for our clients. For example, Mr. Griffin most recently represented a client facing civil and criminal allegations relating to a multi-million dollar fraudulent investment scheme. The representation required a comprehensive and aggressive defense in federal court of the civil allegations coordinated with negotiations with the federal prosecutor’s office. After settlement negotiations broke down, the defense required a trial by jury in federal court. Mr. Griffin handled every aspect of the matter from initial discovery to closing arguments and provided a unified, substantive defense to the allegations.
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Joshua Whitaker - Civil Litigation & Business Advice
Joshua G. Whitaker is an attorney with experience representing individual and corporate clients in civil matters in state and federal court, in both simple and complex multi-party litigation, advising companies on government contracts and other corporate matters.
With regards to prior experience, Mr. Whitaker was an attorney at the Washington, D.C., offices of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, LLP (now Wiley Rein LLP). At Wiley Rein, Mr. Whitaker advised government contractors on a host of regulatory, corporate and contractual matters. As a litigator, Mr. Whitaker worked on matters as diverse as federal and state litigation of intellectual property, insurance coverage, employment disputes, class action litigation, and pro bono landlord-tenant matters in the District of Columbia. As a government contract attorney, Mr. Whitaker represented contractors on issues such as small business certification, state government procurement, commercial items procurement, internal investigations and audit matters, and other related issues. Mr. Whitaker represented contractors in administrative resolution of contract disputes for large contracts, involving claims of the millions, tens of millions, and even hundreds of millions of dollars, in issues of changed contractual conditions, intellectual property rights, and breach of contract. He also assisted non-profit organizations in obtaining tax exempt status, as well as with operational and compliance issues.
Prior to working at Wiley Rein & Fielding, Mr. Whitaker was a research assistant for Professor Steven Schooner, the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University School of Law. In that position, Mr. Whitaker assisted Professor Schooner with researching, drafting, and publishing articles and other publications, including the “The Government Contracts Reference Book: A Comprehensive Guide to the Language of Procurement,” (2nd ed. 1998).
Mr. Whitaker is a graduate of George Washington University School of Law, where he was a member of both the Law Review and the Moot Court Board. Mr. Whitaker is admitted to the Maryland Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Edward Griffin - Criminal Defense, DUI & Traffic
Edward N. Griffin is an experienced defense attorney. He has also conducted internal investigations for insurance companies, mutual funds, government contractors both foreign and domestic, and other companies and business. He has been actively representing and advising clients responding to government investigations, criminal prosecutions and various administrative actions, ethics, federal and state securities regulations and compliance issues. He also represents clients with civil matters in federal and state court.
With regards to prior experience, Mr. Griffin was a litigator at the Washington, D.C., offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, L.L.P. As an attorney at Paul Hastings, Mr. Griffin represented corporations and individuals in criminal investigations of alleged business crimes and civil fraud, including internal investigations, S.E.C. investigations and regulatory matters and federal criminal trials. He advised clients on the attitudes and positions of policy makers in administrative agencies and the executive branch on issues relating to Iraqi reconstruction. He represented a financial firm seeking to protect its proprietary software and database from use by former employees who had left to join a rival financial services company. He also represented corporations involved in more traditional commercial litigation. In addition, he volunteered and successfully resolved pro bono immigration matters under the Violence Against Women Act. Prior to working for Paul Hastings, Mr. Griffin worked for the D.C. law firms Spriggs & Hollingsworth and McKenna & Cuneo (now McKenna, Long & Aldridge).
Mr. Griffin’s publications, include One Year Later: Changed Ethical Rules For Government Contractors: New Rules Required Mandatory Disclosure of Violations, New Internal Controls and Add a New Cause for Suspension or Disbarment, GW LLC Legal Spotlight (Spring 2010) (with Daniel Kobrin & Joshua Whitaker), SEC Broker-Dealer Record Retention Requirements: Costly, Cumbersome and a Threat to Privileges – PHJW Client Alert (April, 2005) (with Kirby D. Behre, Jeremy Evans and Rebecca Snyder), and The New Iraq: Revising Iraq’s Commercial Law is a Necessity for Foreign Direct Investment and the Reconstruction of Iraq’s Decimated Economy, 11 Cardozo J. of Int’l & Comp. L. 875 (Spring 2004) (with Judith Richards Hope).
Mr. Griffin is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School with honors. At G.W., Mr. Griffin was a member of the George Washington Law Review and a recipient of the Dennis Dearing Scholarship. Mr. Griffin is admitted to the Maryland Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.