Tony has represented corporations, boards of directors, management, and individuals in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, administrative proceedings, internal investigations, and white collar criminal prosecutions. He as also handled a broad range of civil litigation in both state and federal court, as well as numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, and the California Courts of Appeal.
Tony’s wide-ranging experience in both civil and criminal matters, at both the trial and appellate stages, makes him a uniquely qualified trial attorney, trial consultant, appellate advocate, and advisor for clients and their businesses as they seek to comply with government regulations and conduct internal investigations.
Before entering private practice, Tony served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California for seven years. During his time as a federal prosecutor, Tony investigated and tried cases involving mail, wire, and bank fraud, drug trafficking, human trafficking, child sexual exploitation, and violent crimes. Tony also handled close to 50 criminal appeals and ten oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit, including the only appeal from a federal death penalty case in the history of the Central District of California.
Tony received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. He clerked for the Hon. James R. Browning of the Ninth Circuit. Before embarking on his legal career, Tony completed a Ph.D. in English at Berkeley and taught Expository Writing at Harvard University.