Michael D. Farber, Partner
Van Ness Feldman LLP
Mike Farber has twenty years of experience, both as a partner in private practice and as a government official, in rapidly assessing, investigating, and resolving compliance issues across a wide variety of industries. Drawing upon his experience both in private practice and at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mike represents clients in federal and state antitrust investigations, complex litigation, and intricate compliance matters. Mike also provides strategic advice and counsel on national security matters related to incident response and the protection of environmental and energy infrastructure from cyber and physical threats.
Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Mike served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he spent six years leading a number of initiatives reforming U.S. government oversight of offshore oil and gas operations. During his tenure at BSEE, spanning the initial five years of the agency’s existence, Mike led or was involved in all significant BSEE enforcement and investigative matters.
Mike serves as a member of Van Ness Feldman’s Executive Committee, co-coordinator of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and formerly served as co-coordinator of the firm’s Litigation and Investigations Practice.
Elizabeth J. McEvoy, Partner
Elizabeth is an experienced litigator and advisor who focuses her practice on healthcare litigation and government investigations/white-collar criminal defense. She is the Chair of the firm’s Research Misconduct & Integrity Practice Group, where she draws on her healthcare and white-collar defense background in representing individuals and institutions in a variety of research integrity and compliance matters, including research fraud/misconduct, sexual harassment/hostile work environment, conflicts of interest, foreign influence on US-based research, and violations of the False Claims Act. She is among the most experienced litigators who has advised and defended allegations of scientific research misconduct (falsification/fabrication of data), and brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to advise federal grant recipients on alleged misuse of federal funds and related non-compliance with NIH, NSF, ORI, and DOJ terms and conditions.
Beth P. Weinman, Counsel
Ropes & Gray
Beth Weinman, Counsel in Ropes & Gray’s FDA regulatory practice group, focuses her practice on FDA regulation and enforcement of laws governing pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices including diagnostics, and dietary supplements. Beth represents clients in investigations concerning alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and False Claims Act (FCA). She also provides regulatory and compliance counseling related to marketing practices, good manufacturing practices, good clinical practices, compounding, and product recalls and withdrawals. Beth joined Ropes in 2018 from FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel, where she worked closely with FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, the Department of Justice and other government agencies on FDCA and FCA investigations and enforcement.