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Samuel P. Reger

Associate
+1.412.355.6258
Fax +1.412.355.6501

Samuel Reger focuses his practice on litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Reger has specific experience with laws and regulations passed in relation to:

  • the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”)
  • the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”)
  • the False Claims Act (“FCA”)
  • the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
  • criminal fraud statutes
  • anti-money-laundering (“AML”) laws
  • forfeiture/sanctions/tax statutes
  • child/elder-protection laws
  • consumer-protection laws

White-Collar Litigation
Mr. Reger defends companies and individuals who are being investigated or prosecuted by the government. He has experience managing this type of litigation from end to end, including receipt of a government subpoena, conducting a proffer session, and government declination.

Complex Commercial Litigation
Mr. Reger has experience in nearly all phases of litigation from initial investigation through discovery, mediation, and settlement. He has experience preparing pleadings, taking depositions, preparing motions, and negotiating settlements. Mr. Reger also has experience in multi-jurisdiction and class-action litigation.

Internal Investigations
Mr. Reger leads and assists with internal investigations of business activities, individuals associated with clients, and foreign business partners. In the course of conducting investigations, Mr. Reger has experience drafting work plans, conducting interviews (including interviews of the C-suite and company counsel), and drafting final reports and recommendations.

Regulatory Compliance
Mr. Reger assists his clients, when possible, in identifying and correcting regulatory and compliance issues before the government gets involved. This includes drafting policies on issues such as AML, cybersecurity, and child or employee protection.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Reger was a judicial intern for the Honorable United States Judge Jorge Solis for the Northern District of Texas, the Honorable United States Magistrate Jeffrey Cureton for the Northern District of Texas, and the Honorable Texas Court of Appeals Judge Bob McCoy for the Second District.

Additional Information

Publications
  • Survey of Pennsylvania Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media, MLRC 50-State Survey 2015-16: Media Privacy and Related Law
Civil Litigation
  • Defended LLC member in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from a dispute over commercial leases. Prepared for and took numerous depositions, including depositions of the opposing party’s company counsel and CFO. The litigation spanned multiple jurisdictions and was in both state and federal court.
  • Assisted energy client during internal investigation of an employee injury at a drilling site and defended it during the subsequent civil ligation.
  • Prepared and argued motion to dismiss in bankruptcy court on behalf of local landlord, whose tenant claimed he had violated a discharge order.
  • Defended heavy-machinery manufacturer in class-action litigation.
Investigations
  • Represented an international engineering company in an investigation examining whether improper management pressure caused the company to underreport losses.
  • Represented bipartisan Pennsylvania Senate Committee on the removal of the Attorney General.
  • Represented industrial company during federal criminal investigation of its employee for alleged theft of trade secrets and economic espionage.
  • Represented government prosecutor regarding ethical inquiry before the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility.
Defense Against Government Investigations/Claims
  • Defended financial institution during federal criminal investigations of BSA and related AML violations.
  • Defended financial institution during federal criminal and civil investigations related to its anti-fraud and consumer protection efforts.
  • Defended individual during federal investigation into aiding-and-abetting tax fraud.
  • Defended company in the health-care industry regarding reverse-FCA violation.
  • Represented a international engineering company in an SEC investigation focused on potential securities fraud violations by a related entity.
  • Represented state supreme court in a federal investigation involving its justices.
  • Defended economic development council in a FCA investigation in which it was named as a witness.
Health Care Related Experience
  • Represented laboratory in connection with an internal investigation into contractual relationships with lead generation and telemedicine companies.
  • Represented multiple durable medical equipment companies in internal investigations and government investigations into contractual relationships with lead generation and telemedicine companies.
  • Represented large regional hospital system in connection with an internal investigation related to alleged improper billing practices at hospital-based clinics and compensation arrangements with physicians raising potential AKS issues.
Compliance and Risk Mitigation
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence investigations of current and prospective business partners, distributors, agents, and acquisition targets on behalf of international clients in security, health care, and other sectors.
  • Advised startup in the ticket-broker industry on compliance with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and potential mitigation measures.
  • Defended American broker-dealer subsidiary of international bank during FINRA investigation related to alleged AML violations and advised on AML policy updates.
  • Advised on an existing AML compliance policy for American subsidiary of international vehicle manufacturer.
  • Advised on Illinois gaming law as related to required disclosures for video-gaming terminals.
Pro Bono
  • Represented prisoner in a Section 1983 claim for failing to protect or intervene resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Represented plaintiffs in an Equal Protection Clause claim regarding foster care payments.
  • Represented national non-profit organization in appeal to Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding Right-to-Know law.
  • Represented victims of domestic abuse to obtain final Protection From Abuse orders.
  • Represented defendant in a Section 8 housing dispute.