Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Edward (Ted) B Diskant is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on representing companies and individuals in a wide range of white-collar and regulatory enforcement matters and in complex civil litigation. Ted has extensive experience handling sensitive investigations, with particular expertise in matters involving anti-bribery laws, wire fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Ted also consults on compliance matters and helps clients design, implement and audit compliance programmes consistent with guidance by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and other applicable guidance.
Before joining McDermott, Ted spent nine years at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, serving most recently as chief of the Public Corruption Unit. Ted also served in the Office’s Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit, leading investigations and prosecutions of both corporations and individuals for a wide variety of financial crimes, including violations of the BSA, US sanctions laws and domestic and international money laundering offences. As an assistant US attorney, Ted also led investigations focused on healthcare fraud, misbranding and the unlawful distribution of oxycodone and other controlled substances.