Complex Commercial Litigation
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act / Anti-Corruption
Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
-University of California, Berkeley - School of Law - JD, Law -European Association of Environmental Management Education, Master's Program in Environmental Management -Georgetown University, BSFS, International Relations -Chaing Mai University, Thailand, Asia StudiesCivilization
Ms. Hawbecker specializes in business litigation and criminal defense. Her civil litigation experience includes representing clients in Federal and State court and arbitration proceedings in the areas of copyright, trademark, trade secret, real estate, employment, and general commercial litigation. Ms. Hawbecker is also a former Deputy District Attorney for the County of Humboldt. Prior to joining Bienert, Miller & Katzman, Ms. Hawbecker was associated with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP in the San Francisco Bay Area.
• Representation of witnesses in national criminal and SEC investigations • Defense of a high-level executive in a criminal case involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt practices Act, resulting in a favorable sentence. • Defense of a company founder in a criminal case involving allegations of defrauding international banking institutions of millions of dollars, resulting in a favorable sentence • Defending company accused of environmental crimes, resulting in the government’s decision not to pursue criminal charges. • Representing individuals and companies in health care fraud investigations • Representing individuals in federal criminal tax investigations. • Pro bono representation of incarcerated defendants seeking executive clemency
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