Tom Clarkson

Tom Clarkson

  • White Collar Crime, Business Law, Appeals & Appellate
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Biography

Tom is a former federal prosecutor who represents businesses and individuals in government investigations, False Claims Act litigation, complex civil litigation, and white collar criminal defense.

Before founding Griffin Durham Tanner and Clarkson, Tom led a nationally recognized Department of Justice unit responsible for prosecuting complex civil and criminal fraud out of the Southern District of Georgia. In addition to his supervisory responsibilities, he led some of the office’s most complex and significant criminal cases in the office. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he tried cases involving public corruption, health care fraud, pill mills, wire/mail fraud, and violent crime — all resulting in guilty verdicts. Tom has also led investigations resulting in numerous plea agreements related to various types of fraud involving over $1.5 billion dollars, including prosecutions of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, marketers, and executives. In FY 2019, he led his unit to become the third most productive criminal health care fraud unit in the entire Department of Justice. Tom also prosecuted some of the first COVID-19 fraud cases in the district, including cases involving the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Education
The University of Georgia School of Law
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Certifications
Certificate of Recognition (2021)
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Savannah and Brunswick (GA) Resident Agencies
Certificate of Appreciation (2019)
Department of Health and Human Services
Certificate of Recognition (2019)
Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation
Certificate of Appreciation (2018)
Drug Enforcement Administration
Certificate of Appreciation (2018)
Department of the Army
Awards
Commendation for Demonstrated Excellence, Prosecutive Skills and Outstanding Service (2021)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray
Commendation for Superior Service (2021)
United States Secret Service Director James Murray
Commendation for Fight Against Health Care Fraud (2021)
Deputy Inspector General Gary Cantrell, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations
Professional Associations
State Bar of North Carolina
Member
Current
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State Bar of Georgia  # 656069
Member
Current
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Practice Areas
    White Collar Crime
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Griffin Durham Tanner & Clarkson LLC
75 14th St NE
Ste. 2130
Atlanta, GA 30309