Todd A. Pickles represents clients in white collar matters and investigations, as well as conducting independent investigations regarding potential violations of criminal and civil law and relating to California’s Political Reform Act. Todd also represents clients in federal and state court with respect to trade secret misappropriation and other business litigation, as well as with litigation with respect to employment, tort, and environmental claims. Todd has participated in 18 jury trials and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on multiple occasions.
As a former assistant United States attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, Todd’s experience includes investigations and prosecutions related to securities fraud, investment fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, and identity fraud. Given this experience, Todd regularly provides commentary to news media concerning on-going criminal matters.
Todd is also a contributor to GT’s series of podcasts, including on the criminal law aspects of trade secret misappropriation and employment investigations, and regularly releases articles and alerts regarding legal developments in multiple areas of litigation including criminal enforcement and trade secrets.
Todd previously served as the civil rights and hate crimes coordinator as well as the public corruption coordinator for the Eastern District of California.
Todd is also on the faculty at McGeorge School of Law as an adjunct professor teaching criminal procedure.
- White collar investigations
- Federal criminal law
- Trade secrets