Vincent Farhat - Holland & Knight, LLP

Vincent Farhat

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 213-896-2569

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 internal investigations.

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 criminal forfeiture.

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.

American UniversityBA Pepperdine UniversityMBA Loyola Law School, Los AngelesJ.D.
Pasadena Tournament of Roses St. Thomas More Society of Los Angeles Los Angeles Area Council Eagle Scout AssociationJunior Statesmen FoundationCity of Pasadena Planning Commission Federal Bar Association American Health Lawyers Association American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Office Location

400 South Hope Street, Eighth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar