CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan H. Ferry, most recently an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina, has joined the firm’s Charlotte office as a partner in the Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Jon to our firm and our team of distinguished attorneys who represent clients in government and internal investigations,” said Bradley Charlotte Office Managing Partner Christopher C. Lam. “As a former federal prosecutor, Jon is well versed in the numerous enforcement challenges that businesses face across diverse and highly regulated industries.”
“Jon is a highly accomplished prosecutor who has handled some of the largest investigations involving the healthcare, financial services, and other industries in North Carolina. He will be an asset to our clients and a great addition to our government enforcement and white collar defense team, which is among the largest and deepest in the region, with seasoned defense attorneys and former prosecutors in offices in Texas, Washington, D.C., and across the Southeast,” said Ty E. Howard, chair of Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group.
Mr. Ferry focuses his practice primarily on Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) violations, procurement and mortgage fraud, as well as fraud involving the Small Business Administration, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has extensive knowledge of healthcare statutes and regulations, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act, and their application to various business arrangements and marketing activities.
As an AUSA, Mr. Ferry served as the healthcare fraud coordinator for the U.S. Attorney's Office and led the affirmative civil enforcement department. He developed the Healthcare Fraud False Claims Act program and recovered over $280 million in government program funds. Previously, Mr. Ferry served as Assistant General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was deputy chief of the High Value Terrorist Prosecution Task Force.
Mr. Ferry has been a frequent speaker on healthcare fraud matters for the ABA Healthcare Fraud Conference (Stark Law developments), North Carolina Association of Health Care Attorneys, the Taxpayer's Against Fraud National Conference and continuing legal education events. Mr. Ferry also served on the faculty at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Training Center.
Mr. Ferry received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Judge Larry Edmondson on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group is made up of numerous former federal prosecutors and accomplished civil litigators, as well as seasoned defense attorneys with decades of government and industry experience. The group’s attorneys handle a full range of legal matters, ranging from high-stakes regulatory and civil enforcement to white-collar and criminal enforcement.