Christopher A. Myers is chair of Holland & Knight's
Compliance Services Team and a member of the firm's White Collar Defense Team.
He is a former federal prosecutor and has represented clients in a broad range
of complex matters affecting heavily-regulated industries, including healthcare
& life sciences, government contracts, financial institutions, educational
institutions, publicly-traded and privately held companies doing business both
domestically and internationally. He has defended and protected organizations in
both internal and external civil and criminal fraud investigations, design,
implementation and assessments of compliance and ethics programs; voluntary
disclosures, and corporate governance matters. For thirty years, he has helped
clients respond to issues involving all of the major enforcement statutes,
including the False Claims Act, bribery and anti-kickback acts, the Bank Secrecy
Act and Money Laundering Control Act, procurement fraud statutes and many
others. He is a member of the firm's Financial Recovery Team and helps to
protect clients against compliance and enforcement issues surrounding the
Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and the economic stimulus programs. Mr.
Myers is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Compliance
and Ethics Professional. He is the editor of the Corporate Compliance Answer
Book, published every year since 2010 by the Practicing Law Institute.
Mr. Myers' experience has included representation of companies and
individuals in responding to civil and criminal investigations conducted by
state and federal enforcement authorities; working with clients to identify
areas of risk and designing and implementing compliance programs to protect
against those risks. He has also developed materials and conducted employee and
management training on compliance issues. Mr. Myers has conducted internal
investigations to determine potential exposure of clients to enforcement actions
and made recommendations on how to respond to a variety of compliance and
enforcement issues, including participation in the government's voluntary
disclosure programs. Mr. Myers has also defended clients against civil and
criminal enforcement actions and claims involving both state and federal
authorities. Other matters with which Mr. Myers has experience include advice
regarding duties and responsibilities of senior officers and boards of
directors. He writes frequently on enforcement and compliance issues and
conducts seminars for clients and other organizations on these issues.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Myers has been a faculty member at a wide
variety of continuing legal education and law school programs relating to
enforcement and compliance issues, trial and deposition practice and the use of
From 1979-84, Mr. Myers served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the
District of Columbia. Mr. Myers has been in private practice handling both civil
and criminal litigation since 1984.