George Vien has served as a federal prosecutor, a corporate compliance officer and a private defense attorney. He draws upon that unusual combination of differentiating skill in defending individuals and entities facing criminal, civil and regulatory challenges.
George defends individuals in SEC and DOJ investigations involving such diverse issues as insider trading, federal and state health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, antitrust, money laundering, RICO, and wire, insurance and bankruptcy fraud.
George served for more than 20 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts. He served in the Health Care Fraud Unit, the Drug Task Force, the Public Corruption Unit and the Organized Crime Strike Force. He prosecuted a broad spectrum of high profile cases from public corruption, fraud, and campaign financing, to extortion and murder. He has tried more than 40 federal, criminal cases.
In addition to defending clients in private practice, George has experience on the corporate side as Chief Compliance Officer for an international manufacturer. Through that experience, he is accustomed to developing and effecting defense strategy in the context of impact on the client’s business. Clients appreciate his practical approach to investigating the facts, maintaining appropriate communications and negotiating a successful conclusion.
George is a former adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School and has taught at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is honored as a Massachusetts Super lawyer.