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Jerry J. Russo

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Shareholder-in-Charge, Harrisburg Office

Member, Tucker Arensberg Board of Directors

Co-Chair, Criminal Defense Group

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Attorney who is an aggressive advocate but is also mindful of the business realities that accompany many white-collar investigations. He works diligently to keep businesses operating efficiently throughout intrusive investigations and pretrial discovery while simultaneously protecting clients' rights. A criminal defense lawyer who believes that everyone deserves a zealous defense from an advocate who is skilled at standing up for clients' rights.

Jerry focuses his practice on criminal law and his representation includes:

  • Internal corporate investigations
  • Pre-indictment representation
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Trials and appeals in state and federal courts
  • Corporate compliance
  • Civil and administrative actions
  • Tax evasion
  • Bank fraud
  • Professional licensure actions
  • Government contracting fraud
  • Health care insurance fraud
  • Wire fraud

He served as Senior Deputy District Attorney, Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office from 1989 - 1992. Prior to joining Tucker Arensberg, Jerry was the head of Criminal Law Section of a prominent Harrisburg law firm from 1994 - 2017.

Representative Experience

  • Represented physicians under investigations for alleged STARK and Anti-Kickback Statute violations and other False Claim Act allegations.
  • Investigations of employees alleged to be in violation of corporate policies.
  • Represented public employees who allegedly defrauded the government.
  • Reviewed and updated employment policies to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Represented physicians charged with healthcare fraud and related allegations
  • Representation of a company and its officials under federal investigation for fraud related to government contracts with the Department of Defense.

Education

Widener University Commonwealth Law School (JD)
University of Pittsburgh (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Harrisburg

Services

  • Criminal Defense
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent", Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Criminal Defense
  • Central Penn Business Journal Power List for Law, 2023 & 2024

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Education

Widener University Commonwealth Law School (JD)
University of Pittsburgh (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Harrisburg

Services

  • Criminal Defense
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent", Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Criminal Defense
  • Central Penn Business Journal Power List for Law, 2023 & 2024

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

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