Luke Cass, Partner

Biography

Drawing on over a decade as a federal prosecutor, Luke Cass has significant experience in white-collar investigations, government enforcement actions, and high-profile litigation relating to financial fraud, health care fraud, and cyber incidents.  Mr. Cass is a partner in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group where his practice focuses on white collar crime, internal investigations, compliance, and defense.

Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Mr. Cass was a Senior Trial Attorney with the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division where he handled public corruption investigations and prosecutions of elected, appointed, and career government officials nationwide. Mr. Cass also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Financial Fraud and Corruption Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico where he handled financial fraud, health care fraud, and cybercrime offenses. In addition to Mr. Cass's extensive federal trial experience, he has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Mr. Cass currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches White Collar Crime and Securities Fraud.

In over ten years of service at DOJ, Mr. Cass partnered with numerous U.S. Attorney’s Offices, worked closely with various federal regulatory and enforcement agencies, and instructed many law enforcement agencies and foreign delegations on investigations, public corruption offenses, and electronic evidence. Mr. Cass clerked in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

This experience makes Mr. Cass exceptionally qualified to counsel clients in nearly every aspect of complex white collar matters involving the public and private sectors. He has handled an array of matters relating to violations of the federal laws, including conspiracy, honest services, mail, wire, health care and financial institution fraud, bribery, extortion, money laundering, racketeering, and obstruction of justice.

Mr. Cass's experience includes:

Public Corruption

  • Trial and conviction of a senator for wire fraud and embezzlement of federal benefits.

Financial Fraud

  • Trial and conviction of a defendant relating to a $7.5 million Ponzi scheme and money laundering conspiracy.

Obstruction of Justice

  • Trial and conviction of a defendant for obstruction of justice.

Drug Misbranding

  • Investigation and prosecution of corporate and individual defendants for introducing misbranded drugs in interstate commerce in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations.

Cybercrime

  • Lead counsel in the first hate crime prosecution in the District of Puerto Rico that involved cyber threats and numerous investigations relating to cybercrimes and digital forensic evidence.

Health Care Fraud

  • Investigation and prosecution of one of the largest health care fraud schemes in the District of Puerto Rico.

Appellate and Disaster Fraud

  • Lead counsel for appeal of an 82-day trial involving a $10 million disaster fraud and bribery conspiracy.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • New York Law School (J.D., 2003)
    • Law Review
  • Lehigh University (B.A., 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Georgetown University Law Center, (Adjunct Professor for White Collar Crime and Securities Fraud)
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee (Member)
  • The Federalist Society (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director’s Interagency Award Recipient (2018)
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Award Recipient for Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (2018)
  • United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys Director’s Award Recipient for Superior Performance as a Criminal Assistant U.S. Attorney (2014)

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish