White Collar Criminal Defense
Mr. Palmer’s introduction to the practice of criminal law began when he clerked for a federal district court judge at the outset of his career. While clerking, he was exposed to a wide array of federal criminal statutes and procedural issues. He gained additional hands-on experience when he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida for eight years. He worked in the Economic Crimes Division and was Deputy Chief of that Division. He also served as the International Affairs Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he oversaw all international requests for judicial assistance, including extradition matters.
He returned to private practice after his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and has represented many corporations and individuals involved in white- collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. His white-collar criminal experience includes mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, conspiracy, tax evasion, money laundering, export enforcement offenses, environmental crimes, FCPA violations, health care fraud, procurement fraud, criminal anti-trust, credit card fraud, customs fraud, bank fraud, and criminal forfeiture matters.
Because of his work prosecuting and defending export enforcement offenses, his current practice includes representing clients before the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). That work involves representing clients in OFAC enforcement proceedings and assisting clients in obtaining licenses from OFAC. He has also represented clients in Congressional investigations and has appeared before Congress in that capacity. Based on his work as the International Affairs Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he gained valuable experience in international extradition matters and has successfully represented clients in international extradition proceedings.