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Matthew Benov
Matthew M. Benov
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5334 mbenov@cov.com Download V-card

Matthew Benov is an Associate in the Washington office and his practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and related civil proceedings.  Mr. Benov’s experience includes defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in matters involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, and the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.  Mr. Benov also has substantial experience representing companies and executives in cross-jurisdictional investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), US export controls (ITAR, EAR and economic sanctions) and criminal antitrust violations.

  • Represent pharmaceutical manufacturer in federal investigation of pharmaceutical pricing.
  • Represented medical device manufacturer in multiple False Claims Act matters and an anti-kickback investigation.
  • Represented a publicly traded global equipment manufacturer in a U.S. Department of Justice/Securities and Exchange Commission investigation relating to alleged illicit foreign payments in the U.N. Oil for Food program.
  • Represented an employee of a Japanese auto parts manufacturer in a criminal antitrust investigation.
  • Represented multiple employees of a large international bank in a criminal antitrust and fraud investigation.
  • Represented the CFO of a global mining company in a U.S. Department of Justice FCPA investigation.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a US publicly traded company relating to potential anti-corruption issues in Argentina and Brazil.
  • Represented a former employee of a well-known defense contractor in a criminal investigation into alleged violations of US export controls.
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar "Rising Star" (2014-2016)