Andrea Moseley is an accomplished attorney with twenty-one years of multi-jurisdictional litigation experience and a strong background in complex criminal litigation including white collar crime and investigations in both federal and state courts. Andrea has significant experience assisting clients through government investigations, including the Defense Department, State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Postal Service, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Homeland Security. She has worked on numerous investigations and litigation related to the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering laws, government ethics, copyright and trademark fraud, RICO, export violations, immigration fraud, internet crimes, wiretap violations and international monetary offenses. She also has significant experience representing defense contractors who have come under regulatory scrutiny.
Andrea’s trial experience sets her apart from many white collar litigators. Andrea has represented hundreds of clients at trials in both federal and state criminal cases. She has won acquittals on charges of immigration fraud, trademark violations, homicide and drug distribution. She has extensive experience defending specialized legal matters such as: internet crimes, RICO conspiracy, money laundering, and criminal trademark violations.
Andrea believes that loyal and longstanding client relationships are made when the attorney takes the time to listen and comprehend the client in profound detail. In addition, she has learned through years of experience that the best advocate must develop a firm grasp on the client’s personal concerns, financial stressors, business disruption and media concerns in order to be successful.
She also has significant relationships in the broader legal community as a leader. Andrea has taught classes on the presentation of expert witness testimony and scientific evidence, Legal Rhetoric and coached the mock trial team at the American University College of Law. She became the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar after serving as a member. She assisted in the resolution of attorney disciplinary matters as a member of the Fourth District Disciplinary Committee for the Virginia State Bar. Andrea is also an active member of the steering committee of the prominent Virginia Criminal Justice Conference which consists of prosecutors, judges, justices and members of the General Assembly who seek to introduce legislation that improves the quality of legislation affecting the criminal justice system in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Areas of Practice:
Complex Criminal Litigation
White Collar Crime
Representation before grand juries and federal agency
Copyright and Trademark Fraud
International Monetary Offenses
Education and Experience:
DiMuroGinsberg, P.C., 2013 to 2019
Private Practice, Leibig and Moseley, Zwerling, Leibig and Moseley, Zwerling, Moseley and Sears from 2002 to 2013
Alexandria Public Defender’s Office, 1998-2002
Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Rhodes College, B.A., 1994
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Virginia Bar Association
Women’s White Collar Association
Cases of Note:
Successfully avoided prosecution and civil sanctions on behalf of State Department defense contractor accused of fraud in executing contract for the U.S. government in Afghanistan;
Successfully defended executive in Chinese company against government’s attempt to forfeit $16 million dollars in a criminal trademark matter;
Obtained an acquittal on murder charges in high-profile case in Charlottesville, Virginia;
Trial counsel in two month trial in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in high-profile CCE murder conspiracy and RICO conspiracy;
Successfully defended executive in Chinese company against accusation of multiple violations of criminal trademark infringement;
Defended nationally known non-profit organization against civil RICO claims and claims for record-high attorney’s fee petition in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia;
Successfully avoided criminal prosecution for lead physician in a group of seven specialists accused of health care fraud and Stark violations;
Avoided the death penalty in Fairfax County Capital Murder Case;
Successfully defended CEO of Nationally known non-profit organization under investigation by the Department of Justice for inappropriate use of federal funds;
Avoided prosecution on behalf of small, veteran-owned company accused of defrauding the Veteran’s Administration;
Avoided federal prosecution on behalf of armed services member accused of assault;
Avoided federal prosecution for individual under investigation for export violations;
Co-authored a victorious brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in U.S. v. Ferguson, 245 Fed. Appx. 233 (4th Cir. 2007);
Won landmark decision in the Virginia Supreme Court preventing the Attorney General from civilly committing her client under the Sexually Violent Predator Act in Commonwealth of Virginia v. Richard Bryan Allen, 269 Va. 262 (2005);
Co-counsel in successful million dollar settlement against local police department for wrongful shooting death of suspect;
Handled media relations and pre-trial representation of accused terrorist in plot to assassinate the president;
Assisted 10+ attorneys accused of ethics violations in avoiding public sanctions by Virginia State Bar;
Briefed and argued issues relating to criminal violations of the Lanham (Trademark) Act after defendants were convicted of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and related substantive violations. United States v. Chong Lam, et al, 677 F.3d 190 (4th Cir. 2012).