A.B., magna cum laude, 1984
Phi Beta Kappa
Alan J. Willen Memorial Prize (writing award)
University of Chicago
J.D., with honors, 1988
Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel Committee, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Member, Steering Committee, D.C. Bar Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section (1999-2005)
Past Member, United States Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group
Member, American Bar Association
Adjunct Faculty Member, George Washington University Law School (1999-2000)
Guest Lecturer, George Mason University Law School (2002-04)
Chambers USA, White Collar Crime and Government Investigations (2009-2016 eds.)
The Best Lawyers in America (2008-2016)
International Who's Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers, 2013-16
International Who's Who of Investigations Lawyers, 2014-16
Super Lawyers (2007-2016)
"Litigation Star," Washington, D.C., Benchmark Litigation (2009-16)
Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
Washingtonian magazine: "Best Lawyers" (2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
Selected Speaking Engagements
Instructor, 4th NACDL White Collar Crime College, Stetson University College of Law (March 2015)
8th Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud (October 2013)
21st Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud (May 2011)
20th Annual National Institute on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (May 2011)
Representative Appellate Briefs
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Gregory L. Poe
Greg Poe is a trial and appellate lawyer whose practice focuses on complex white collar criminal matters. Greg has tried sixteen federal cases on behalf of criminal defendants. Twelve of those trials resulted in either acquittals or hung juries; two resulted in partial acquittals. In April 2016, Greg was lead counsel for the lead defendant in a high profile public corruption case that was tried before a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (United States v. Livingston, et al., No. 1:15-cr-00201-LO (E.D. Va.). The jury acquitted Greg’s client on all eight counts in which he was charged. The verdict is here. Greg also has presented oral argument in numerous criminal cases in the federal courts of appeals across the country. His most recent appellate victory was in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on behalf of a criminal defense lawyer in a sanctions proceeding. In addition to his trial and appellate work, Greg has persuaded federal district judges to vacate criminal convictions in post-trial litigation, and he handles especially complicated federal sentencing proceedings.
Some of Greg’s recent clients have included the CEO of an Asian subsidiary of a Fortune 50 company; the CEO of a multinational manufacturer; the former chief financial officer of a large federal government agency; the former chief operating officer of a multinational manufacturer; and lawyers in high profile matters. Many of Greg's most difficult and complex cases have been resolved favorably without incident, publicity, or reputational damage to his clients. He has represented individual targets, witnesses, and companies in grand jury investigations and related enforcement proceedings (sometimes involving classified information); managed and resolved parallel criminal and civil investigations; represented individuals in investigations by Congress and federal inspectors general; and represented both individuals and companies in internal investigations requiring a high degree of discretion. Along with his criminal practice, Greg has handled a broad range of civil matters at all stages of litigation. In that realm, he has represented publicly traded and privately held companies; labor unions; nonprofit corporations; trade associations; and individuals. Greg has handled cases requiring a Top Secret/SCI level security clearance.
Greg was previously a partner in two prominent Washington, D.C. law firms. Early in his legal career, Greg spent a year as deputy general counsel of a large nonprofit corporation in Washington, D.C. Immediately after law school, Greg was a law clerk for the late Honorable Irving L. Goldberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Greg is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia; the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit; and numerous United States District Courts across the country.