About Vikas Khanna

Vikas helps individuals, small businesses, health care companies and corporations manage and defend against complex enforcement investigations conducted by federal and state governments, including the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, District Attorney's Offices and State Attorneys General. He is deeply experienced in handling these matters as a former federal prosecutor, and has a proven track record in helping individuals and institutions navigate government investigations, defending clients facing criminal charges and conducting internal investigations.

Deep experience as a litigator and an AUSA

An accomplished trial attorney and litigator, Vikas served nearly nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the US Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. As the deputy chief of the Criminal Division, he supervised dozens of Assistant US Attorneys in the Health Care and Government Fraud, Opioid, and Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Units. In this role, Vikas oversaw complex white collar investigations, prosecutions, and trials of multinational corporations and individuals involving health care fraud, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, wire fraud, money laundering and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

As an Assistant US Attorney, Vikas handled some of the Office's most high-profile and significant trials and investigations. Vikas successfully prosecuted and tried numerous cases relating to wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, extortion, health care fraud, public corruption, money laundering and tax evasion. He also served as deputy chief of the Health Care and Government Fraud Unit, where he worked on and supervised several criminal and civil health care investigations and prosecutions of corporations, executives, doctors and pharmacies. Vikas has spoken at various conferences and panels addressing the DOJ's white collar enforcement policies and priorities, internal investigations, the Anti-Kickback Statute, parallel proceedings, corporate compliance, the False Claims Act, and opioid investigations and enforcement.

Vikas clerked for the Honorable Mark Wolf, when he was Chief US District Court Judge in the District of Massachusetts.

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Practice Focus

  • White-collar defense and investigations
  • Health care fraud and criminal and civil health care investigations and prosecutions
  • Internal investigations
  • Fraud, anti-kickback, anti-money laundering, and other investigations and litigation
  • Complex civil litigation

Representative Experience

  • Represent client facing federal charges of computer hacking and theft of government property.
  • Represent client in connection with federal investigation of alleged fraud at a large financial institution.
  • Represent health care practice in case relating to Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.
  • Represented senior officer of a technology company in US Attorney’s Office and SEC investigations relating to stock option backdating activities.
  • Represented individual in connection with a federal Anti-Kickback Statute investigation.
  • Represented large corporation in internal investigation into allegations of employee misconduct and fraud.
  • Represented large hospital in connection with multiple government investigations.
  • Drafted FCPA compliance and training programs for multinational businesses.

Presentations and Events

  • January 27–February 17, 2021
    Speaker | Criminal Witness and Trial Prep in a Virtual World
  • May 30, 2019
    New Jersey Law Enforcement Training: On the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic
    Panel Member | The Opioid Epidemic from a National Perspective
  • May 16, 2019
    New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting
    Panel Member | Smart Justice to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
  • November 27, 2018
    NYSBA Committee on White Collar Criminal Litigation Meeting
    Panel Member
  • August 15, 2018
    CBI Reimbursement and Access Conference
    Panel Member | Enforcement Oversight, Trends in Enforcement and Oversight: What Companies can do to ensure compliance
  • May 15, 2018
    Regulatory Compliance Association, Enforcement, Compliance and Operations Conference
    Panel Member | Avoiding Headline Risks from Government Investigations
  • March 29, 2018
    Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey Judicial Conference
    Panel Member | Navigating Corporate Internal Investigations: Perspectives from the Company, Private Counsel, and the Government
  • February 27, 2018
    CBI Hub and SPP Model Optimization Conference
    Panel Member | Enforcement Oversight, Top Enforcement Trends and Focal Points for 2018 and Beyond