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Vernon L. Lewis is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Houston office. He handles White Collar matters related to coronavirus fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), health care fraud, tax fraud, securities fraud, antitrust, environmental crimes, money laundering, import fraud, mail fraud, benefits fraud, wire fraud, and commodities fraud. He has worked with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Defense Criminal Investigative Service.

Vernon previously served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for 21 years. He is a former Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section for the Southern District of Texas where he supervised 20 federal fraud prosecutors in complex federal fraud crimes, ranging from FCPA violations, to securities fraud, to antitrust violations.

Capabilities

Experience

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas, 2000-2021
    • Fraud Section, 2008-2010, 2015-2021
      • Deputy Chief, 2018-2021
      • Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2015-2018
      • Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2008-2010
    • Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2011-2015
    • Assistant General Counsel Detailee, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia, 2010-2011
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, 2000-2008

Recognition & Leadership

  • U.S. Attorney Award for Wire Fraud Prosecution, 2020
  • U.S. Attorney Award for Antitrust Prosecutions, 2019
  • U.S. Attorney Professionalism Award, 2002
  • Member, Executive Office for U.S. Attorney’s National White Collar Chiefs Working Group, 2020-2021

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 1991
  • B.S., University of Florida, 1988
Clerkships
  • Hon. Calvin Botley, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1991-1993
Admissions
  • Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States