Joseph Barton is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Mr. Barton’s practice consists primarily of representing defense, healthcare, communication, and entertainment companies and non-profit organizations in federal criminal and civil False Claims Act cases. The subject matter of Mr. Barton’s cases has included falsification of quality inspections and test data, kickbacks and other forms of bribery, labor mischarging, misallocation of costs, misuse of funds, narcotics tampering, and up-coding and un-bundling. In defending these cases, Mr. Barton has interacted with agents from various federal agencies, including the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Army Criminal Investigative Command, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. Mr. Barton has responded to Inspector General as well as Grand Jury subpoenas, conducted over 500 witness interviews, prepared witnesses to give testimony, and made multiple evidentiary presentations to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Joseph D. Barton