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Chou and Purpura Named Among Top White Collar Lawyers

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Vicki Chou and Mike Purpura have been named to the prestigious list of “Top White Collar Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal.

Ms. Chou served as a U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles where she prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases involving computer and internet fraud, intellectual property, money laundering, bank fraud, tax fraud, immigration and racketeering offenses. Ms. Chou notes that this background and experience is “helpful to know what the government’s playbook is for charging decisions and litigation tactics.” Ms. Chou is currently prepping for trial in January in a case where client former Outcome Health CEO Rishi Shah, once one of the richest men in Chicago, was accused of one of the largest corporate fraud schemes in U.S. Department of Justice history.

The Daily Journal editors noted Mike Purpura’s “wide range of matters” including, representing a high-profile sports entertainment executive who is being investigated by the SEC, the Department of Justice and the company board for allegedly paying at least $12 million to settle allegations of sexual misconduct, representing a company’s board of directors in an investigation and related litigation regarding allegations of sexual harassment at the company, and representing Pat Cipollone before the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, to name a few. Mr. Purpura has served as an adviser to two United States Presidents.

The list recognizes 28 of the very best white collar attorneys in California.