January 21, 2022

Volume XII, Number 21


Anthony Pacheco

Anthony Pacheco is a Litigation Shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Chambers USA-ranked Government Enforcement & Special Investigations group, focusing on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and complex business litigation, including civil and criminal trials.

Mr. Pacheco is a former President of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners. His responsibilities as the highest ranking official with the Los Angeles Police Department included oversight of all aspects of the Department including its $1.3 billion budget, officer-involved shootings, and in-custody deaths. He spoke extensively in the media and to community groups on issues concerning policing in Los Angeles. Mr. Pacheco’s contributions are still recognized to this day, and he continues to advise the Department in different capacities.

Mr. Pacheco is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division. Mr. Pacheco participated in all aspects of federal criminal investigation and prosecution, particularly regarding grand jury proceedings, federal trial practice, intercepted wire communications, and the international investigation and prosecution of criminal organizations.

Mr. Pacheco’s clients include public and private companies, medical centers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, laboratories, software companies, brokerages, financial institutions, municipalities, universities, studios, post-production companies, high-level executives, doctors, lawyers, accountants and nonprofit entities. He has handled over 100 internal investigations and has managed sensitive public relations issues dealing with federal and state criminal, quasi-criminal, civil, regulatory, administrative and parallel proceedings.

Mr. Pacheco has substantial experience with health care fraud and abuse, False Claims Act, Stark and anti-kickback laws, HIPAA, data privacy and cyber security, whistleblower claims, securities and financial fraud, insider trading, campaign finance, environmental crimes, tax, antitrust, defense contractor fraud, elder abuse, bank fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, extortion, consumer protection, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, executive/employee misconduct, extradition, #metoo, and wire and mail fraud.

Mr. Pacheco has consistently been identified by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2009–2021 in the field of White-Collar Criminal Defense and as a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2007–2021, including being named a Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Los Angeles. In 2020, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Mr. Pacheco as a Top Minority Attorney.

Mr. Pacheco has partnered with the Los Angeles School Police Department to host lunches and field trips for hundreds of children from elementary and high schools in South Los Angeles. He is an organizer and a co-sponsor of events for Para Los Niños, responding to the needs of underserved children and families. Mr. Pacheco participates in and contributes to gift giveaways with the Los Angeles Police Department during the holidays.

Mr. Pacheco is pro bono counsel to Public Counsel’s Center for Veterans’ Advancement where he coordinates and handles upgrade discharge requests, so that veterans can get services and recognition that they deserve.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Anthony Pacheco