Crane Pomerantz, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney & Chief of White Collar Unit, Joins Clark Hill as Member in Las Vegas in Litigation Practice
Clark Hill announced that Crane Pomerantz has joined the firm as a Member in the Litigation practice in Las Vegas. A prosecutor for 14 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada, Pomerantz is a leading white collar criminal defense and complex business litigation attorney who is well-known and respected in Nevada courts.
“Crane is a prominent member of the business litigation and white collar bar in Nevada, and we are thrilled that he is joining us at Clark Hill,” said Paola Armeni, Member-in-Charge of Clark Hill’s Las Vegas office. “He brings to the practice significant experience in areas that we are best known for, including white collar defense, healthcare, and Cannabis issues. Crane is known to be a powerful courtroom advocate, and as our team spends a lot of time in court, he is a welcome addition to the team.”
During his tenure in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada, Pomerantz served as Chief of the White Collar Unit and was also the Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator. He successfully prosecuted a number of complex and high-profile cases as lead trial counsel and earned a number of awards from the Department of Justice and the prosecuting agencies with which he worked.
“I was drawn to Clark Hill’s strong national and global reach which fit with my goals of expanding my practice substantively and geographically,” said Pomerantz. “The white collar and business litigation team in Clark Hill’s Las Vegas office is well known throughout Nevada and beyond, and I’m excited to join this outstanding team.”
Since returning to private practice in 2016, Pomerantz’ practice has focused on complex criminal, civil, and administrative matters, including the representation of the Board of Directors of a publicly-traded casino relating to potential criminal allegations against its CEO; representation of a prominent automobile manufacturer and its CEO in a whistleblower complaint by a former employee; and representation of successful land and business developers in a dispute with their partners over the sale of well-known Las Vegas retail and business complex.
Pomerantz has also developed a significant healthcare fraud and abuse practice, including criminal defense, civil litigation, regulatory and transactional work. He has represented qui tam relators and defended health care providers in federal False Claims Act litigation, and has a niche practice representing health care providers and other professionals in front of licensing boards, including the Nevada States Board of Medical Examiners, the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, and the Cannabis Compliance Board.
Pomerantz earned his BA from the University of Michigan and attended the Boston University School of Law, where he completed a joint JD-MBA program.
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