John T. Boese is a member of the Litigation Department in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 1977 after five years in the United States Department of Justice, and he became a partner in 1980. He was a managing partner of the Washington, DC office and co-chair of the Washington, DC Litigation Department from 2001-2005. Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Boese was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he was awarded a Special Commendation for Outstanding Service. For over 30 years, Mr. Boese has assisted corporations, academic and other non-profit institutions, individuals, and state and local government entities in a wide variety of federal white-collar criminal and civil investigations and proceedings. He is now of counsel at the Firm.
Mr. Boese is a nationally recognized expert on the civil False Claims Act. He has represented defendants in numerous False Claims Act cases brought by qui tam relators or by the Department of Justice. His clients include corporations and institutions in a broad variety of industries. He has represented defense contractors, hospitals, churches, construction companies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, oil & gas companies, major retailers, import/export firms, computer manufacturers, software and computer service providers, universities and airports in False Claims Act litigation. He has appeared in over 40 Federal district courts and argued in most of the Federal circuit courts of appeal.