Craig D. Margolis Esq.

Vinson & Elkins
Margolis, Craig D.

As a member of Vinson & Elkins' 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, White Collar Criminal Investigations.  The title is also available as part of the Bloomberg BNA Litigation Practice Portfolio Series (No. 651).  This portfolio volume discusses the preparation for and process for conducting internal and external investigations. A guide to investigation practice and a resource for tackling the difficult issues that arise in managing a complex undertaking, the portfolio examines in depth the early stages of an investigation, reporting guidelines, handling government enforcement agencies and special considerations such as international complications, privilege, legal ethics and whistle-blower protections.