Vince Farhat is a partner in Holland & Knight's Los
Angeles office and is a member of the West Coast Litigation Group, Compliance
Services Team, and Healthcare & Life Sciences Team. Mr. Farhat has extensive
jury trial experience and focuses his practice on representing companies in
criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions by government enforcement
agencies, as well as healthcare enforcement matters and complex federal
litigation. He also advises companies in connection with complex and sensitive
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Farhat served as an assistant
United States attorney in the Major Frauds Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office
for the Central District of California. In that position, he investigated and
prosecuted white-collar crimes, including healthcare fraud, bank fraud, wire
fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and money laundering. While in the Major Frauds
Section, Mr. Farhat served as the criminal healthcare fraud coordinator for the
U.S. Attorney's Office and oversaw the investigative activities of the U.S.
Department of Justice Medicare Fraud Strike Force for the Central District. He
regularly worked with civil fraud attorneys and other prosecuting agencies in
parallel fraud investigations. Mr. Farhat's criminal trial experience includes
cases involving healthcare fraud, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and
Before becoming a criminal prosecutor, Mr. Farhat was an assistant U.S.
attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office where he
represented the United States in commercial litigation and other civil cases.
From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Farhat served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward
Rafeedie, U.S. court judge for the Central District of California.
Mr. Farhat has worked as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where he
taught white-collar and healthcare law. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked
as a commercial real estate broker and property manager.