Leo Rakitin is an Associate in Kaye Scholer's Litigation Department. He has experience defending major corporations in complex state and federal investigations involving healthcare fraud, including allegations of off-label promotion, anti-kickback statute violations, False Claims Act violations and other issues related to sales, marketing and pricing practices. He has assisted in reviewing pharmaceutical compliance programs and counseling clients on applicable state and federal regulations. Leo is also a contributor to Kaye Scholer’s Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues.
Leo has played a key role in many phases of the litigation process, including motion practice, discovery and trial preparation. He has particular experience preparing for and defending depositions; drafting discovery requests, responses and examination scripts; and managing the review and production of documents.
Leo also has extensive practice with Kaye Scholer’s Employment and Labor Law group, with which he counsels clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including wage/hour laws, employment agreements, company policies and handbooks and separation agreements.
Leo received his JD from New York University School of Law, where he earned the Seymour Goldstein Memorial Prize for academic excellence in the area of Labor Relations. He received his BS from Cornell University, where–because of his dedication to community and campus service–he was chosen as the Stephen F. and Alice J. Munsell Cornell Tradition Fellow. Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Leo worked as a Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP and also worked in the Compliance Department at Walt Disney World.