Gloria B. Solomon
Gloria B. Solomon is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, government investigations and complex civil litigation. She has represented clients in matters involving alleged bribery and public corruption, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, criminal antitrust violations, government contracts fraud, and mortgage fraud. She has also represented corporations, partnerships and individuals in actions involving business and real estate transactions, professional liability claims, civil antitrust claims, partnership disputes, commercial contract disputes and business torts. In addition, she is the firm’s managing member.
Ms. Solomon earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in 1978 from Tufts University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D., cum laude, in 1981 from Harvard Law School. Ms. Solomon is admitted to the District of Columbia and Maryland bars, and to the bars of a number of federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Maryland, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Solomon is recognized as AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and in Washington D.C. “Super Lawyers” for White Collar Criminal Defense. She is a member of the ABA, the NACDL, and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Solomon is on the adjunct faculty at American University’s Washington College of Law, where she teaches legal writing.
- Representation of individuals in investigations by Special Counsel Mueller and by Senate and House Intelligence Committees.
- Defense of the CEO of a government contracting firm against charges of bribery of a public official and honest services wire fraud. After a two-week trial, our client was acquitted on all counts.
- Defense of a former U.S. Congressman in a major public corruption case involving allegations of bribery, honest services fraud and FCPA violations. The case involved an eight-week jury trial and several appeals, as well as a related Constitutional challenge to the search of the Congressman’s office. After the Supreme Court decision in United States v. McDonnell, we brought a Section 2255 motion that resulted in the vacation of most counts of conviction and a substantial reduction in sentence.
- Defense of a former Fannie Mae employee in a False Claims Act investigation into transactions involving multi-million dollar apartment complexes.
- Representation of a BP employee in the criminal investigation into the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
- Representation of attorneys in illegal gratuities and mortgage fraud investigations.
- Representation of a former Merrill Lynch employee in civil litigation arising from the collapse of Enron.
- Defense of a commercial landlord in civil false claims litigation brought by the District of Columbia.
- Representation of a major manufacturer in antitrust actions concerning alleged price-fixing in urethanes chemicals and in the foam industry.
- Representation of a major law firm sued for alleged tortious interference with a departing paralegal’s subsequent employment.
- Pro bono representation of the D.C. Council in an investigation into the contracting practices of the Department of Parks and Recreation.