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 is committed to pro bono legal services, and has represented clients on a variety of matters. He has helped clients seeking to secure asylum in the United States, recover damages for property lost in a fire, receive desired settlements in employment discrimination suits, and obtain Social Security disability benefits.
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. While at NYU Law, Leo served as an editor and executive board member for the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Ledger. He received his B.S. 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 Human Capital consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP, and also worked in the Compliance Department at Walt Disney World.