Bruce A. Singal joined the firm in 1997 and established its Litigation practice, which he now Co-Chairs. He represents business executives, corporations, and professionals who are under investigation or indictment for a wide variety of white-collar crimes. These include cases alleging: fraud in the areas of healthcare, securities, accounting, banking, bankruptcy, insurance, and defense procurement; businesses and individuals charged with export, environmental, tax, and other federal and state crimes; public officials charged with bribes, kickbacks, corruption, and ethics violations; and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.
Bruce also conducts complex commercial litigation involving major disputes between businesses; between businesses and their employees; and between family members over family businesses and assets. These include actions for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair and deceptive practices, torts, trade secrets, copyright infringement, and challenges to governmental action. In addition, he represents physicians, lawyers, scientists, accountants, other professionals, and public officials in disciplinary, licensing, regulatory, misconduct, and ethics proceedings. This included representation of a scientist in a major scientific misconduct case detailed in The Baltimore Case, by Daniel Kevles (W.W. Norton & Co., 1998).
In addition, Bruce conducts internal investigations and compliance audits for corporations, healthcare institutions, universities, and public and quasi-public agencies, and represents universities and research hospitals in scientific misconduct proceedings.
- Assistant United States Attorney-Public Corruption Unit, Major Frauds Unit, Civil Division
- Executive Director, Massachusetts Consumers’ Council
- Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Consumer Protection Division
- Public Member and Vice Chair, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
- Governor’s Judicial Nominating Council
- Adjunct Professor, Federal Criminal Law, Boston College Law School
Fraud; Computer/cyber fraud; Defense procurement/Government contracting; export violations; Mail and wire fraud; Mortgage fraud; Tax fraud; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Internal investigations; Business torts; Commercial litigation; Contract disputes; Noncompetition agreements; Employment disputes/discrimination/retaliation; Insurance coverage disputes; Real estate litigation; SEC civil cases; Unfair and deceptive trade practices (Chapter 93A); Independent authority representation