A.B., magna cum laude, 1984
Phi Beta Kappa
Alan J. Willen Memorial Prize (writing award)
University of Chicago
J.D., with honors, 1988
Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel Committee, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Member, Steering Committee, D.C. Bar Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section (1999-2005)
Past Member, United States Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group
Barrister, Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court
Member, American Bar Association
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Adjunct Faculty Member, George Washington University Law School (1999-2000)
Guest Lecturer, George Mason University Law School (2002-04)
Chambers USA, White Collar Crime and Government Investigations (2009-2011 eds.)
The Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers (2007-2011)
Washingtonian magazine: "Best Lawyers" (2004, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Recent Speaking Engagements
21st Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud (May 2011)
20th Annual National Institute on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (May 2011)
Representative Appellate Briefs
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Gregory L. Poe
Greg Poe is a trial and appellate lawyer whose practice focuses on complex criminal matters. Greg has tried fourteen federal cases on behalf of criminal defendants; eleven of those trials resulted in either acquittals or hung juries. He has presented oral argument in more than a dozen criminal cases in the federal courts of appeals; his most recent appellate victory was on behalf of one of the nation's largest energy companies in a Clean Air Act case. Greg also has considerable experience handling criminal matters in the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to his trial and appellate work, Greg has persuaded federal district judges to vacate criminal convictions in post-trial litigation, and he handles especially complicated federal sentencing proceedings.
Many of Greg's most difficult and sensitive matters have been resolved favorably without incident or publicity. He has represented individual targets, witnesses, and companies in grand jury investigations and related enforcement proceedings (sometimes involving classified information); managed and resolved parallel criminal and civil investigations; represented individuals in investigations by Congress and federal inspectors general; and represented both individuals and companies in internal investigations requiring a high degree of discretion. Along with his criminal practice, Greg has handled a broad range of civil matters at all stages of litigation. In that realm, he has represented publicly traded and privately held companies; labor unions; nonprofit corporations; trade associations; and individuals.
Greg was previously a partner in two prominent Washington, D.C. law firms. Early in his legal career, Greg spent a year as deputy general counsel of a large nonprofit corporation in Washington, D.C. Immediately after law school, Greg was a law clerk for the late Honorable Irving L. Goldberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Greg is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia; the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit; and numerous United States District Courts.