Brach Eichler Welcomes New Partner and Announces Launch of Practice AreaOctober 1, 2013

Riza Dagli Joins Brach Eichler as Chair of Criminal Defense and Government Investigations

October 1, 2013 (Roseland, NJ) – Brach Eichler has announced the launch of its Criminal Defense and Government Investigations practice area which will be chaired by Former Assistant Attorney General, Riza Dagli.

Brach Eichler’s Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Practice will be devoted to aggressive advocacy and counsel in all stages of state and federal investigations and prosecutions from initial inquiries and grand jury subpoenas to trials and appeals, and will cover a broad array of matters including health care and insurance fraud, labor and unemployment fraud, racketeering and money-laundering, and environmental crimes. Brach Eichler recognizes that the states of New Jersey and New York are served by multiple county, state and federal agencies whose goal is to investigate and prosecute fraud committed by health care professionals. As the cost of health care increases, the efforts of these agencies also increases resulting in more scrutiny, investigation, and prosecution of providers. To effectively defend the rights of health care professionals, Brach Eichler brings not only a thorough understanding of the underlying administrative and statutory law, but an understanding of the evolution and development of the law, the agencies that enforce them, and the courts that litigate them.

Riza Dagli has held several key posts within the Office of the Attorney General during his 13 years there, including Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit where he supervised investigations and prosecutions of Medicaid and Medicare fraud, kickback, and off-label marketing litigation. In addition, as Deputy Director of the Division of Criminal Justice, he supervised organized crime prosecutions, as well as labor and environmental crime prosecutions. He also ran the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor where he supervised criminal and civil investigation and prosecutions of health care and insurance fraud.

John D. Fanburg, managing member of Brach Eichler, said, “This new practice group will enable us to offer vital services to our health law clients and their highly regulated businesses while presenting a dynamic opportunity for Brach Eichler to grow our client base.”

For more information about Brach Eichler’s Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Group, please visit

About Brach Eichler LLC

Brach Eichler LLC is a full-service law firm based in Roseland, N.J. With 60 attorneys, the firm is focused in the following practice areas: healthcare; real estate; litigation; tax, trusts & estates; and business & finance. Brach Eichler attorneys have been recognized by clients and peers alike in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and New Jersey Super Lawyers.

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