Biographical Sketch: Henry F. Schuelke, III, Esq.Dawn Bellinger2019-03-30T01:46:44-04:00
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Professional Experience Henry Frederick Schuelke, III Curriculum Vitae 1979-present: Founding partner, Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler, Washington, D.C. Nationally renowned practice of criminal defense representation in “white collar” cases with focus on the representation of corporations and their officers and employees in grand jury proceedings and criminal prosecutions, primarily at the federal level. As a corollary to that work, the firm often represents clients in situations involving parallel civil and administration proceedings and congressional investigations. Since 2006, specialized in the representation of the Boards of Directors of publiclytrading companies and their constituent audit, management oversight and special litigation committees in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, federal securities law as applied to public company accounting and shareholder demands for pursuit of derivative actions. Illustrative representations: • The Board of Directors of Halliburton, its management Oversight Committee and its Audit Committee. • The Board of Directors of Boston Scientific Corporation and its Special Litigation/Legal Affairs Committee; • The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Ingersoll Rand PLC. Special Prosecutor appointed by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to investigate the conduct of the U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors in United States v. Theodore F. Stevens, 2009-present; Special Counsel to the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities, 1982-present; Counsel to the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics, 1989-1991; Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1980-1981; General Counsel, the National Society for Autistic Children, 1980-1990. 1972-1979: Assistant United Stats Attorney and Executive Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia. 1968-1972: Captain, United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps; Military Judge, United States Army Judiciary. Bar Admissions District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1968; United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1968; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1972; United States Court of Military Appeals, 1968; United States Supreme Court, 1980; United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1985; and United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2002. Memberships Committee on Grievances, United States District Court for the District of Columbia; American Judicature Society; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers Education St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey, A.B., 1964 Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1967. Born November 10, 1942, Newark, New Jersey. Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler 1728 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037 202-861-0600 firstname.lastname@example.org Schuelke III, Henry F. (Henry) Partner Litigation HSchuelke@BlankRome.com Washington Phone: 202-772-5815 Since Henry Schuelke’s departure from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia as Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney in November 1979, Mr. Schuelke has represented scores of clients-corporations and their directors, officers and employees, members of Congress, Committees of the Congress, Executive Branch officials, and law firms-as a founding partner of the Washington, D.C. boutique firm, Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler. Mr. Schuelke’s practice has included representation of senior corporate executives in diverse criminal matters, including accounting fraud (Sundstrand Corporation, United Technologies), securities fraud (Enron), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) violations (Monsanto), criminal tax (Credit Suisse), environmental crimes (Koch Industries, Alcoa), criminal antitrust (Hoffman LaRoche, Philip Holtzmann, Ingersoll Rand), and healthcare fraud (Health South). Many of these matters involved parallel SEC enforcement actions. A significant portion of Mr. Schuelke’s practice in recent years has been the representation of the boards of directors of publicly traded companies in the course of their oversight responsibilities with respect to FCPA, healthcare fraud, and accounting irregularity investigations (Halliburton, Boston Scientific, Ingersoll Rand). This representation has included the conduct of internal investigations, the supervision on behalf of the boards of settlement negotiations with the DOJ and the SEC, the provision of advice on corporate governance issues, and the investigation into and response to shareholder derivative actions and demands. For many years, and in diverse subject areas, Mr. Schuelke has conducted internal investigations on behalf of the United States Senate Ethics Committee (then-Senator Alphonse D’Amato of New York), law firms (Greenberg Traurig-the Abramoff scandal), the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (criminal contempt investigation of the conduct of the DOJ prosecutors in U.S. v. Senator Ted Stevens), and has, since 1982, as counsel to the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, investigated allegations of misconduct in office by judges of the District of Columbia courts. Mr. Schuelke is recognized by Chambers USA as a leading white collar crime & government investigations attorney. According to Chambers, “market sources enthuse that ‘he’s an absolute joy to work with’ and consider him ‘a really well-respected white-collar litigator.”‘ Blank Rome LLP-Washington, DC May 2012-Present Partner, White Collar Defense & Investigations Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler-Washington, DC November 1979-April 2012 Founder