Eli J. Richardson

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Eli Richardson helps businesses and executives respond to internal scandals or external government investigations involving alleged white-collar crime or quasi-criminal civil violations. His private practice is informed by a successful career serving in high-profile positions with the Department of Justice (DOJ), including the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Eli works to devise and execute strategies to successfully navigate the particular criminal, financial and reputational risks facing his clients. He conducts internal investigations, advises on compliance policies, provides compliance training, proposes media strategies, conducts self-disclosure to government authorities, and asserts any rights the client might possess as a crime victim. He also represents clients under subpoena or investigation by DOJ, the Securities and Exchange Commission, various Offices of Inspector General, state Attorneys General or other government enforcement agencies. Eli also handles civil litigation related to alleged conduct of a criminal or quasi-criminal nature, such as prosecution and defense of civil RICO actions and major fraud cases.

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Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court

Belmont University College of Law — Adjunct Faculty

Vanderbilt Law School – Adjunct Faculty