- International Practice
- Securities Regulation
- Climate Change
- Financial Institutions
- Labor and Employment
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate and Securities
- Financial Restructuring
- Educational Institutions
- Private Funds
- Intellectual Property
- Public Finance
- White Collar Defense
- Environmental Strategies
- Internal Investigations
- Real Estate and Projects
Brandon N. McCarthy
Brandon McCarthy focuses his practice on white collar defense, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement. His experience includes health care fraud, investment fraud, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bank fraud, embezzlement, Qui Tam, large scale corporate identity theft, tax fraud/copyright/trademark infringement, FDA fraud/mislabeling, financial crimes, public corruption, organized crime and drug trafficking.
Brandon is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s office, where he served for more than eight years. He also served as a chief prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office for five years.
As a former assistant U.S. attorney, Brandon has experience handling cases in conjunction with the FBI, IRS, Secret Service, the United States Postal Service, and/or Homeland Security to help large companies investigate white collar crimes. A selection of his work with the U.S. Department of Justice follows:
Served as lead attorney in one of the largest (based on dollar amount) health care fraud/kickback cases in Texas, involving multiple false statements, Travel Act violations, federal and state remuneration violations, bribery, and a concurrent qui tam action.
Conducted investigation, along with FBI and company executives of a Texas-based bakery and retailer (Collin Street Bakery), and prosecuted the corporate comptroller for embezzling over $16 million.
Worked closely with the FCPA Unit in Washington D.C. on multiple matters: most recently one matter involving a self-reporting company. The year-long investigation included extensive review of financial records, contracts, background investigations, and interviews of witnesses from the U.S., Spain, and Libya.
Handled an FCPA matter involving an FBI investigation of a famous Russian business tycoon.
Conducted an investigation with the FBI and local investors to prosecute a ring responsible for an investment fraud scheme in Dallas affecting a former US senate majority leader.
Worked with the FBI and Northwest Texas investors to prosecute a long-term employee of a Fortune 500 company who was responsible for securities fraud.
Successfully prosecuted defendants for a multi-million dollar tax fraud scheme, working with the IRS to investigate and expose a series of false returns filed under multiple fictitious businesses.
Conducted a two-week jury trial, and approximately 30 contested motions prior to that, that included two fraud counts involving two out-of-state chemical companies and two distribution companies that were masking and intentionally mislabeling products. More than a dozen people were prosecuted and successfully convicted.
Worked with Homeland Security Investigations and assisted the NFL, Louis Vuitton, Beats Headphones, Michael Kors, Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Coach, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, New Era, Nike, Oakley, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, The North Face, Tory Burch, and True Religion in widespread trademark infringement/counterfeit goods cases.
Worked with the FBI and a Dallas-based electric utility company to investigate and prosecute a widespread identity theft scheme to manipulate and steal services from the company.
J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2000
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1996
Co-Founder, Penny Hardaway Hoopfest benefitting St. Jude
Hearts and Hammers
RUF House for the homeless
Hope For Haiti
Volunteer Judge for SMU Mock Trial Teams
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Dallas Sport & Social
Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni
Jackson Hole Alpine Ski Team Alumni