Susan J. Tarbe - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Susan J. Tarbe

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 305-579-0674

Susan J. Tarbe has been practicing law for over 25 years, with 13 years of experience in the areas of commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig as Assistant General Counsel, Susan was a Partner with Colson Hicks Eidson from 2001-2009. She was Of Counsel in the Litigation Department in Greenberg Traurig's Miami office from 1999-2001 and she held the position of General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for a publicly traded health care corporation with revenues in excess of $200 million from 1996-1999.

Her experience includes more than 11 years of federal trial and grand jury practice as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney's Office where she was Chief of the Economic Crimes Division, which included the supervision and coordination of all health care fraud, money laundering and financial investigations and prosecutions. Susan's private practice focuses on litigation, white collar crime, health care and corporate compliance. She also held the positions of Chief of Special Investigations (Major Crimes) and Deputy Chief of Major Crimes.

University of MiamiBA 1980University of Miami School of LawJ.D. 1984
American Trial Lawyers AssociationAmerican Health Lawyers AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Areas of Concentration
  • Personal Injury: Aviation
  • Commercial Litigation: Business disputes between major corporations
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Health Care: Compliance programs; fraud and abuse issues, physician practice issues; qui tam lawsuits
  • White Collar Criminal Defense: Health care fraud and financial investigations
  • Securities
  • Classified Information Procedures Act Litigation
  • Personal Injury: Aircraft litigation
  • Federal Criminal Environmental
  • Environmental Compliance
Significant Representations
  • Represented company in federal criminal environmental investigation and prosecution; compliance negotiations with United States EPA.
  • Represented plaintiffs in military aircraft crash wrongful death cases.
  • Represented company in lawsuit brought by the government of Aruba; obtained significant judgment in counterclaim in favor of client with no damages awarded to plaintiff.
  • Represented health care corporations and health care providers in qui tam investigations by Department of Justice.
  • Represented public company in health care fraud investigations by Department of Justice and Florida Attorney General's Office.
  • Prosecuted significant health care cases.
  • Prosecuted international arms dealer in export and customs fraud case.
  • Prosecuted significant money laundering cases.

Office Location

333 SE Second Avenue, Suite 4400
Miami, FL 33131
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar