Harv Anand

Anand Law Group, P.C.
790 East Colorado Blvd
Suite 900
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 239-7250
www.anandlawgroup.com


Experience

Harv Anand is a former federal prosecutor and a highly accomplished trial lawyer who specializes in white collar and regulatory defense and investigations, as well as business and commercial litigation.  Mr. Anand is skilled at all phases of litigation, from investigation through trial and appeal.  He has extensive experience working on complex and hard-fought litigations, consistently achieving positive results for clients.

Over the course of a decade, Mr. Anand served as a prosecutor in Los Angeles and New York City.  In the Major Frauds section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, Mr. Anand investigated and prosecuted all stages of complex and large-scale white collar crimes, including bank fraud and mortgage fraud; securities fraud; mail and wire fraud; tax evasion; Ponzi schemes; embezzlement; conspiracy; money laundering; and identity theft.

Prior to his service in the Department of Justice, Mr. Anand served as Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which is widely recognized as the nation’s preeminent local prosecutor’s office.  As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Anand successfully investigated and prosecuted hundreds of narcotics cases.

In private practice, Mr. Anand has broad experience in both criminal and civil matters.  In the criminal arena, Mr. Anand has successfully represented individuals and entities in federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions, including working on a team that obtained acquittal after trial of all federal criminal charges against a bank executive.  On the civil side, Mr. Anand also has successfully represented clients in a variety of cases, including one in which a victim of complex fraud recovered $26 million through settlement.

Mr. Anand is a former Certified Public Accountant.  He is particularly skilled in using his combined legal and accounting knowledge in cases that involve financial issues, including financial and accounting frauds, tax evasion, Ponzi schemes, and embezzlement matters.

Education

Mr. Anand earned his Juris Doctor degree with High Honors from the George Washington University Law School.  He received Order of the Coif designation for graduating in the top 10 percent of his law school class, and was Senior Managing Editor of the Public Contract Law Journal.

Awards and Recognitions

Mr. Anand has been recognized by:
       
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, by The National Association Trial Lawyers.
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  • Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation, for Prosecutorial Efforts in United States v. Karatz.
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  • U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, for Prosecutorial Efforts in United States v. Hunter.
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  • U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, for Prosecutorial Efforts in various matters.

Representative Matters

       
  • Represented bank executive who was acquitted of all federal criminal charges.
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  • Conducted internal investigation of use-of-force allegations for large governmental entity and recommended numerous improvements in existing policies and procedures and adoption of additional controls.
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  • Successfully represented client in internal investigation involving allegations of extortion by public official.
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  • Conducted other internal investigations for entities and recommended enhanced control policies and procedures.
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  • Recovered $26 million settlement for plaintiff in a complex fraud case.
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  • Obtained summary judgment for $13 million in complicated fraud case.
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  • Obtained full dismissal of matter on standing and mootness grounds.
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  • Obtained very favorable settlement in multi-year property dispute for non-profit client.
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  • Obtained very favorable settlement for client charged with violation of California Business & Professions Code § 17200.
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  • Persuaded federal and state agencies not to file discrimination complaints against clients.

High Profile Prosecutions (as a Federal Prosecutor)

       
  • United States v. Bruce Karatz.  The former CEO of KB Homes was convicted after a six-week trial on mail fraud and other charges for backdating his stock options and lying to the external auditors.  The case involved numerous complex issues, including loss under the Sentencing Guidelines.
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  • United States v. Thomas Mitchell.  This former investment advisor was investigated and convicted for running a $15 million Ponzi scheme for more than a decade that defrauded over 50 investors out of their lifetime retirement savings.
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  • United States v. Rana Hunter.  The defendant was convicted after trial of numerous charges, including for using false identities while illegally selling human growth hormone and other substances smuggled into the United States.