Craig D. Margolis Esq.

Vinson & Elkins
Margolis, Craig D.

As a member of the firm's Government Investigation and White Collar Criminal Defense practice, Craig focuses on clients’ internal investigation and compliance matters, as well as defending clients in government investigations and prosecutions, congressional investigations and other proceedings, in diverse areas such as the False Claims Act, government contracts procurement fraud, health care fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, tax fraud, securities fraud and political corruption. As an Assistant United States Attorney from 1999 to 2004, Craig prosecuted Medicare/Medicaid and private payor health care fraud and abuse, identity theft, tax fraud, labor organization embezzlement and environmental crime, among other areas; his practice included trials, appellate arguments and grand jury proceedings. Craig is the co-chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, False Claims Act Subcommittee, and is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars offered by the ABA and ACI, among others, on issues relating to the False Claims Act, securities fraud and ethical issues in internal investigations.  He received his B.A., from the University of Michigan and his J.D., from Yale Law School.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, District of Columbia Bar, Pennsylvania Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.


Mr. Margolis is author for Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 108 and Litigation Practice Portfolio Series No. 651, White Collar Criminal Investigations.