Guy A. Lewis

 

Corporate Litigation Defense, Fraud Prevention, and Complex Federal Criminal Matters

From 2003 to 2004, Guy served as the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington, D.C., providing guidance and oversight for all 93 United States Attorneys.  Prior to serving as Director of EOUSA, Guy served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.  As chief federal law enforcement officer, Guy concentrated his efforts in a number of areas, including public corruption, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and complex grand jury investigations.  While U.S. Attorney, he served as the Chair of the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force (HIDTA), the nation’s largest drug trafficking and money laundering task force.  He also served as the Co-Chair of the Anti-Terrorism Regional Task Force established after the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Prior to being sworn in as U.S. Attorney in 2000, Guy distinguished himself as a career federal prosecutor, serving as First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Section and an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Guy has tried over 60 federal jury trials to verdict, and has extensive experience prosecuting public corruption, white collar, espionage, and money laundering cases.  He has also handled scores of complex grand jury investigations.

From 1989 to 1994, Guy served as co-counsel in the landmark trial of United States v. General Manuel Antonio Noriega, which resulted in a conviction after a seven-month trial.  Guy also oversaw the post-Valujet crash prosecution, the American Airlines prosecution for hazardous-materials violations, the Carnival Cruise Lines dumping prosecution, the Fine Air crash prosecution, the largest multiple defendant espionage case ever prosecuted in the United States, and the indictment of one of the largest police corruption cases in Miami history.

Guy has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

He is also an Adjunct Professor of trial advocacy and litigation at the University of Miami School of Law.

 

Current & Past Positions

  • 2004 to 2005 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • 2002 to 2004 Director, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys
  • 2002 to 2004 U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • 2000 to 2002 U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
  • 1997 to 2000 First Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • 1994 to 1997 Deputy Chief, Narcotics Section
  • 1988 to 1994 Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • 1987 to 1988 Law Clerk to the Honorable Wilson Cowen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.
  • 1986 to 1987 Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Scott, U.S. District Court

LICENSES

Guy is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Federal Circuit. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court.

EXPERT EXPERIENCE

Guy is a nationally recognized expert in cases involving the terrorism, fraud, public corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, immigration, money laundering, and various other complex criminal matters. He has appeared on national and local television and radio as an expert in the prosecution and defense of federal criminal matters. Guy was also appointed as a federal Receiver to one of the largest hedge.

AWARDS

  • Attorney General's Award for the prosecution of Manuel Antonio Noriega
  • Vice President's Florida Joint Task Force Award FBI Director's Award
  • FBI Award for Service in the Public Interest
  • U.S. Marshals Service Award for the Apprehension of Sal Magluta
  • ATF Special Achievement Award
  • DEA Special Achievement Award
  • U.S. Customs Child Pornography and Protection Unit Award
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Special Achievement Award
  • Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General Award
  • 2011 Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers


COMMUNITY

Guy participates in various community and church activities. He has spoken frequently to middle and high school students regarding drugs and law enforcement, as well as newly inducted members of The Florida Bar.

EDUCATION

1986
J.D., University of Memphis School of Law
Editor, Memphis Law Review; Moot Court Board

1983
B.S., cum laude, University of Tennessee
Knoxville