Dennis Boyle

Dennis Boyle

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Mr. Boyle is an accomplished white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation attorney who practices throughout the United States and internationally. He has been the recipient of many awards, including a American Bar Association award for Professional Merit. He has an AV--Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbel and has been selected by Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers on multiple occasions. Mr. Boyle is certified as a criminal trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Alaska as well as numerous federal courts. He is also admitted to practice before the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands.

Mr. Boyle has tried over 200 criminal jury trials in federal courts throughout the U.S. including cases involving allegations of Securities Fraud, Banking Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax Fraud and Evasion, Health Care Fraud, Medicare Fraud, Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud. He lectures frequently at national and international venues on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Bank Secrecy Act, International Emergency Economic Powers Act (Sanctions) and Anti-Money Laundering. 

In addition to his extensive white collar criminal law experience, Mr. Boyle has also litigated multiple complex civil matters both in courts and before arbitration panels. He regularly represents investors in securities arbitrations before FINRA arbitration panels. Mr. Boyle has won a number of landmark cases in the areas of commercial litigation, civil procedure, constitutional law and professional negligence.


  • AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers 2011-2014, 2016 - present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney's Award
  • American Bar Association Award for Professional Merit
  • Heusler Honor Society

Memberships & Activities

  • Member: Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Staff Member: University of Baltimore Law Review

White Collar Criminal Defense

  • Represented Middle Eastern corporation before Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  Successfully obtained removal of company from SDN list.
  • Assisted American company in developing OFAC compliance program for operations in the Russian Federation and resolved banking issues involving the transfer of funds from certain Russian entities.
  • Represented corporate executive in felony sexual assault charges.  On eve of trial, all felony charges were dismissed.  Client pled guilty to minor misdemeanor offense and receive a short sentence of probation.
  • Represented a Russian executive of an international company in internal investigation undertaken by the corporation’s outside law firm and U.S. Department of Justice for violations of FCPA.  No charges were filed.
  • Conducted internal investigation for large multi-national non-profit, identified and remedied potential issues for company. Created compliance program.
  • Retained as an Expert Witness by a Russian law firm to analyze OFAC sanctions as they apply to a substantial transfer of assets from one Russian bank to another.
  • Represented a Chinese national in an alleged industrial espionage case.  Obtained dismissal of count related to Interstate theft of intellectual property.
  • Represented a NASA engineer in alleged software piracy case involving millions of dollars of loss.  Case resulted in a probationary sentence.
  • Represented Russian national charged with banking fraud, identity theft and other offenses in U.S. District Court.  After a two week trial, client was acquitted of the most serious offenses and received a greatly reduced sentence.
  • Represented a financial institution accused of money laundering resulting from a weak compliance program.  After extensive modifications to the company’s compliance program, he negotiated a non-prosecution agreement with Department of Justice.
  • Represented a chiropractic practice alleged to have committed Medicare fraud, resulting in a Department of Justice decision not to prosecute the practice.
  • Represented a president of a mortgage company in multi-count indictment alleging money laundering.  After three-week trial, the client was acquitted of all substantive counts of money laundering.
  • Represented a European company alleged to have violated consumer fraud statutes.  After extensive negotiations and changes to their compliance program, the state decided not to pursue criminal charges.
  • Represented an ambulance company accused of perpetrating a 7 million-dollar Medicare fraud against the United States. On the eve of trial, the case was resolved with a plea to a single count of making a false statement.  All fraud related charges were dismissed.
  • Represented a Middle Eastern company in a civil fraud suit against an American company that failed to deliver a significant quantity of agricultural products.  Trial resulted in a verdict in excess of 2 million dollars for the Middle Eastern company.
  • Represented a government contractor accused of diverting sensitive military equipment to the Taliban in Afghanistan.  At the time of the engagement, the contractor was detained in at a military facility in Kabul.  Following retention, the contractor was promptly released.  Eventually, all allegations were dropped and the contractor was restored to their former position.

Civil Litigation

  • Represented parents of child who was terminated from life support even though he was not deceased.   Suit was filed against the hospital, treating physician and organ recovery center.  Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented retiree who lost most of his retirement when he invested in an overseas venture in Panama.  Successfully recovered most of the lost investment.
  • Represented business owner who, after entering into a joint venture with his attorney, suffered significant business losses.  Suit was filed against the law firm for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and malpractice.  Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented a Middle Eastern company in a civil fraud suit against an American company that failed to deliver a significant quantity of agricultural products.  Trial resulted in a verdict in excess of $2 million for the Middle Eastern company.
  • Represented family of young man who died at the hands of the police in a civil rights action in Louisiana.  Case settled for an amount in excess of $1 million.
  • Represented major railroad corporation in action against a Pennsylvania corporation for breach of contract, fraud and other business torts.  Case resulted in verdict for the railroad in excess of $1 million.
  • Represented community foundation in action against a bank concerning control of $40 million in assets.  During trial, case settled when bank agreed that community foundation should have control of the assets.


Co-Author: "Kosovo Specialist Chambers: Is a Fair Trial Still Possible?" Zëri (July 26, 2019)

Author: "Rabobank Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the U.S., Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. and Agrees to Forfeit $368 Million," International Enforcement Law Reporter, Vol. 34, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Co-author: The Special Investigative Measures of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers: Are the Protections Adequate?, International Enforcement Law Reporter, Vol. 34, Issue 1 (January 26, 2018)

Co-Author: “The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia closes but the Kosovo Specialist Chamber has yet to Begin,” Zeri (December 28, 2017)

Author: "The Right Experience," LinkedIn (January 27, 2017)

Author: "DOJ Edict Muddies Roles," Washington Business Journal (January 8, 2016)

Author: "How Healthcare Providers Can Silence the DOJ Alarm," Compliance Insider (October 6, 2015)


Speaker: "Increasing U.S. Sanctions and Legal Strategies for Compliance," Pravo.RU (Russian Legal Publisher) and Art de Lex (law firm) conference in Moscow, Russian Federation (April 2018)

Speaker: "Oligarchs and Opportunities," American Bar Association International Law Section meeting, New York (April 2018)

Speaker: "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Internal Investigations," Pennsylvania Bar Association, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July, 2016)

Speaker: "The International Application of American Criminal Law," Higher School of Higher Economics, Moscow, Russia (December 2015)

Speaker: "The White Collar Practice in 2025," International Bar Association, Moscow, Russia (December 2015)

Speaker: "Granting Asylum or Refugee Status to Whistleblowers: Snowden and Beyond," International Law Section, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (April 2015)

Speaker: "Lost in Translation; The Attorney-Client Privilege in International Investigations," Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Philadelphia, PA (November 2014)

Speaker: "Federal Corrupt Practices Act Compliance and Litigation," General Counsel and Senior Executives, Occidental Petroleum of Oman, Muscat, Oman (January 2014)

Speaker: "Corporate Responsibility for Violations of International Human Law," American Bar Association and National Council of Bars of France, Paris, France (February 2013)

Speaker: "El Lavado de Dinero, Una Vision Internacional," La Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, Mexico City, Mexico (November 2013)

Speaker: "International Money Laundering," International Bar Association 15th Transactional Crime Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil (April 2012)

Speaker: "Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Internal Investigations: A Defense Perspective," Pennsylvania Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (May 2011)

Speaker: "Internal Investigations: A Defense Perspective," Pennsylvania Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (October 2011)