Richard Zuckerman Rejoins Honigman After Working for Department of Justice

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Richard Zuckerman
Richard Zuckerman // Courtesy of Honigman

After four years working for the U.S. Department of Justice, Richard Zuckerman has rejoined Honigman’s white-collar defense and investigations practice group. He is based in Detroit, Honigman’s headquarters.

Zuckerman was head of the tax division at the U.S. Department of Justice, responsible for overseeing the deputy assistant attorneys general for civil litigation, civil appeals, and tax policy and review. He supervised internal investigations related to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice’s parallel civil and criminal investigations and advised public and private companies and individuals in civil and criminal tax audits and investigations.

Before leaving for the Justice Department, Zuckerman spent 30 years at Honigman as the chair of the white-collar crime and government investigations practice. He has also represented public companies, boards, and audit committees

Zuckerman has represented executives in national and international civil and criminal antitrust matters in industries such as computer software, pharmaceuticals, and financial services.

“We are thrilled to welcome Richard back to Honigman,” says Mike Huget, chair of Honigman’s litigation department. “He is a well-respected and accomplished attorney and a valuable addition to our team.”

Honigman has more than 60 practice areas with offices across the state and country.

One of Zuckerman’s most high-profile cases was United States v. Giacalone, the seven-month net worth federal income tax evasion trial of the alleged Detroit Mafia Capo. He also helped with the investigation into the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, which was related to that case.

He is also known for representing the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Ashenfelter in Convertino v. United States Department of Justice, where he argued against the right of the government to know the names of anonymous sources in a news story about federal prosecutorial misconduct.

Zuckerman has a juris doctorate from Southwestern University Law School in Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan.

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