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Anthony Pacheco


  • University of Michigan Law School
    Juris Doctor
  • Princeton University
    Bachelor of Arts


  • California

Anthony Pacheco is an internationally recognized government enforcement and special investigations attorney, who focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex business litigation, including civil and criminal trials.  

In his 36-year career, Mr. Pacheco has handled over 100 internal investigations and managed sensitive public relations issues in criminal, quasi-criminal, civil, regulatory, administrative, and parallel proceedings. Mr. Pacheco has extensive experience in numerous areas, including health care fraud and abuse, False Claims Act, Stark and anti-kickback laws, HIPAA, data privacy and cyber security, whistleblower claims, securities and financial fraud, insider trading, campaign finance, environmental crimes, tax, antitrust, defense contractor fraud, elder abuse, bank fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, extortion, consumer protection, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, executive/employee misconduct, extradition, #metoo, and wire and mail fraud.

Mr. Pacheco’s clients include public and private companies, medical centers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, laboratories, software companies, brokerages, financial institutions, municipalities, universities, studios, post-production companies, high-level executives, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and nonprofit entities.

Mr. Pacheco has been ranked in Chambers USA as one of the top lawyers in California in the White Collar Crimes & Investigations category. He has also been consistently identified by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense each year since 2009 and as a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2007. The Los Angeles Business Journal named Mr. Pacheco to its “Leaders of Influence: Litigators and Trial Lawyers” list in 2021 and 2022 and recognized him as a Top Minority Attorney in 2020 and 2023.

Mr. Pacheco also serves as pro bono counsel to Public Counsel’s Center for Veterans’ Advancement, where he coordinates and handles upgrade discharge requests so that veterans can obtain the services and recognition they deserve. In 2023, he was short-listed for Chambers USA’s Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution Award.

Mr. Pacheco is a former President of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners. His responsibilities as the highest ranking official with the Los Angeles Police Department included oversight of all aspects of the Department, including its $1.3 billion budget, officer-involved shootings, and in-custody deaths. Mr. Pacheco is also a former Assistant U.S. Attorney.