Experience

Deborah B. Barbier

Deborah B. Barbier, LLC Federal and State Defense Attorney, 2012 – Present

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Civil and Criminal Healthcare Fraud
  • Qui Tam and Whistleblower Lawsuits
  • Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture
  • Drug Diversion
  • Business Litigation
  • Internal Investigations

United States Attorney’s Office Assistant United States Attorney, 1996 – 2011

Criminal Division:

  • Deputy Chief of General Crimes Section
  • Chief of Asset Forfeiture Unit
  • Violent Crime Task Force

Civil Division:

  • Chief of Affirmative Civil Enforcement
    Division: Healthcare Fraud, Defense Contracting Fraud, Procurement Fraud, Drug Diversion, Qui Tam Cases

The Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina
Law Clerk, 1995 – 1996

The Honorable Joseph A. Wilson, II
South Carolina Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit
Law Clerk, 1994 – 1995

Credentials

University of South Carolina School of Law Juris Doctor Degree, May 1994

Admitted to the South Carolina Bar, November 1994

University of South Carolina Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, cum laude, December 1990

Experience

Deborah B. Barbier, LLC Federal and State Defense Attorney, 2012 – Present

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Civil and Criminal Healthcare Fraud
  • Qui Tam and Whistleblower Lawsuits
  • Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture
  • Drug Diversion
  • Business Litigation
  • Internal Investigations

United States Attorney’s Office Assistant United States Attorney, 1996 – 2011

Criminal Division:

  • Deputy Chief of General Crimes Section
  • Chief of Asset Forfeiture Unit
  • Violent Crime Task Force

Civil Division:

  • Chief of Affirmative Civil Enforcement
    Division: Healthcare Fraud, Defense Contracting Fraud, Procurement Fraud, Drug Diversion, Qui Tam Cases

The Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina
Law Clerk, 1995 – 1996

The Honorable Joseph A. Wilson, II
South Carolina Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit
Law Clerk, 1994 – 1995

Credentials

University of South Carolina School of Law Juris Doctor Degree, May 1994

Admitted to the South Carolina Bar, November 1994

University of South Carolina Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, cum laude, December 1990

Awards

2019Elected to American Law Institute (ALI)
2019Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
2017-2019Named to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
2018Inducted into honorary society for trial lawyers Litigation Counsel of America
2017-2019Selected to Super Lawyers
2012-2019Included in the Best Lawyers In America 19th Ed.
2015Inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers
2012Awarded the USC School of Law 2012 Compleat Lawyer Award
2010United States Department of Agriculture – OIG Award
2008United States Attorney’s Award
2008Award for Excellence – Presidents Council on Integrity and Efficiency
2007Outstanding Contributions to the Asset Forfeiture Unit
2006Award for Leadership of Asset Forfeiture Unit
2006Team Player Award
2003Exceptional Dedication Award – “Operation Fast Track”
2002Civil Division Award
2001Exceptional Service Award – United States Department of Energy
2000Workhorse Award for “Outstanding Work Ethic and Contributions to the Overall Mission of the United States Attorney office”
1999Drug Enforcement Administration Appreciation Award
1998United States Attorney’s office – Healthcare Fraud Award

Outside the Office

LEADERSHIP

American College of Trial Lawyers

Treasurer of State Committee
Federal Criminal Procedure Committee Member
Griffin Bell Award Committee Member

US District Court

Formerly served on advisory committee for e-discovery issues and disclosure orders in criminal cases.

Special Prosecutor

House Ethics Committee
Senate Ethics Committee

Federal Bar Association

Former Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Committee

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Association of Regional Healthcare Internal Auditors

Criminal Justice Academy – Highway Interdiction Training

Federal Public Defender’s Office Training Events

Health Care Compliance Association

Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigative Division
Annual Training

Lorman Educational Services North Carolina Health Law
Update

National Advocacy Center Guest Lecturer

National Association of Fraud Examiners Annual Conference

Pro Bono Neighborhood Clinics

Secret Service Annual Training

South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists

South Carolina Bar – Bridge the Gap

South Carolina Bar – Bridge the Gap

South Carolina Carrier Advisory Committee

South Carolina Hospital Association

South Carolina Hospital Financial Management Association

South Carolina Medical Association

Southern Regional Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Prevention Conference

United States Department of Agriculture – Rural and Economic Development

Women’s Law Association

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Board Member of Ronald McDonald House of
Columbia for 10 years
Co-Coach of Dent Middle School Mock Trial Team
Children’s Garden Committee
Former Chairperson on the South Carolina Working
Group on Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Law School for Non Lawyers

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Project Sentry: Safe Schools
South Carolina Health Care Fraud Task Force
South Carolina Procurement Fraud Task Force
Young Lawyers Association
Youth Corps
Youth in Government Mock Trial Judge