Maurice A. Bellan is the Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office and a member of the Global Dispute Resolution and North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Steering Committees. He is a former trial attorney at the US Department of Justice and is experienced in a broad range of fraud and anti-corruption matters. Maurice was recently named by Savoy magazine as one of the most influential African-American lawyers in the United States.
Maurice regularly counsels clients in industries heavily regulated by US federal programs or engaged in any activity that is sponsored by the federal government. He leads the Firm’s False Claims Act (FCA) and government contracts practice, and his work routinely involves FCA compliance, investigations and litigation, bid proposal review and advice, suspension and debarment investigations and negotiations, protection of intellectual property in government contracting and defense against stark and anti-kickback allegations. Maurice also handles multi-national anticorruption investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and has also shepherded clients through enforcement actions pursued by several branches of government including the DOJ, DoD, GSA, FinCEN, EPA, FDA, HHS and various US congressional committees.
Maurice is a trial lawyer and has tried cases and argued appeals in several states, federal district and appellate courts across the United States including the US Tax Court and the US Court of Federal Claims. His litigation matters have involved trade secrets, securities transactions, breach of contracts and constitutional questions involving a variety of federal statutory regulations.