DALLAS (July 8, 2019) – As part of its continuing strategic growth in its Texas markets, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Gene R. Besen has joined the firm’s Dallas office as a partner in the Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Besen joins the firm as its 14th lawyer in Dallas, which opened earlier this year, and its 35th lawyer resident in its Texas offices.
“Gene is a great addition to Bradley’s group of highly experienced attorneys with deep government knowledge and experience that helps our clients navigate business and enforcement challenges in highly regulated industries,” said Bradley Dallas Office Managing Partner Richard A. Sayles. “Gene is a great fit for our firm and our Dallas office, continuing our long-standing commitment to legal talent and excellent client service.”
Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters added, “Our firm’s growth in Texas is a top priority as we continue to enhance the scope of services and opportunities for our clients in the market and attract top legal talent to Bradley’s thriving offices in both Dallas and Houston. Gene’s expertise is a great compliment to our existing team of lawyers in Texas, allowing us to again expand the scope of services we offer in the state.”
Mr. Besen has spent years advising corporations and individuals nationwide in navigating investigations, civil enforcement actions, and criminal proceedings brought by various government agencies, and law enforcement bodies. His clients span a wide range of industries that need proactive strategies to mitigate and avoid controversies related to allegations involving billing fraud, kickbacks, securities fraud, insider trading, FCPA violations, pay-to-play schemes, antitrust violations, and price fixing.
Mr. Besen has extensive experience representing hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, laboratories, pharmaceutical corporations, financial institutions, hedge funds, and utilities in diverse civil and commercial litigation matters. These disputes typically involve claims related to white-collar criminal matters, including False Claims Act violations, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, kickbacks, and clawback actions involving alleged fraudulent transfers.
Prior to joining Bradley, Mr. Besen was a partner at Gray Reed & McGraw LLP.
Mr. Besen received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University.
Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group represents companies and individuals in government and internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, white-collar criminal defense matters, compliance issues, civil litigation, and enforcement actions throughout the United States and internationally. The group’s lawyers include seasoned defense attorneys with decades of government and industry experience, as well as former federal prosecutors and accomplished civil litigators, who are leaders in their fields.
Bradley combines skilled legal counsel with exceptional client service and unwavering integrity to assist a diverse range of corporate and individual clients in achieving their business goals. With offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, the firm’s over 500 lawyers represent regional, national and international clients in various industries, including financial services, healthcare, life sciences, real estate, construction, technology, energy, insurance, and entertainment, among many others.