PHILADELPHIA – March 8, 2022 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney welcomes Jason Bologna as shareholder, adding to its White Collar Defense, Compliance & Investigations group. Bologna joins the firm after 14 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. During his tenure, Bologna prosecuted complex matters involving the False Claims Act, mail and wire fraud, healthcare fraud, federal program bribery, honest services fraud, tax violations, money laundering, the unlawful distribution of opioids, unlawful sports betting, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. He has also handled federal criminal trials and notable homicide cases at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he began his career. He has tried more than 80 jury trials, including 10 federal trials to verdict.
“We continue to see an increase in government investigations and compliance cases as our clients look to our deep bench for assistance. Jason’s extensive government and successful federal trial experience will be a fantastic benefit in a number of areas including the False Claims Act, a significant focus for the firm’s healthcare clients,” said David Gordon, co-chair of Buchanan’s Litigation section.
“Buchanan is an excellent firm with a strong national reputation. As I make the transition from government to private practice, I am thrilled with the opportunity to work alongside some of the best litigators in the country and use my skills to assist clients across a variety of industries,” said Bologna.
Bologna received his J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and his B.A. from Colby College. He is the recipient of several service awards including the FBI Director’s Letter, Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Cooperative Achievement Award, and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) National Award for Outstanding Investigation in Mid-Atlantic Region. He served as mentor to several Assistant United States Attorneys and taught federal criminal trial practice and advocacy as an adjunct professor at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Bologna joins two other recent former government officials added to the firm’s White Collar Defense practice – George Karavetsos who was most recently the director of FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations and Allison Borgatti who served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.