Mr. Ivey’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, Congressional and grand jury investigations, civil litigation, regulatory matters, crisis management counseling and internal corporate investigations. He has extensive experience as a lobbyist at the federal, state and local levels for business interests, including Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Ivey was twice elected State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, DC. In his criminal litigation practice, he has successfully represented clients involved in high-profile matters such as the U.S. Secret Service prostitution scandal, a federal fraud investigation involving environmental law violations, campaign finance irregularities in the 2010 District of Columbia elections, a CEO involved in a federal public corruption investigation in Michigan, and a company accused of mortgage and credit card fraud. He has also led internal investigations involving the embezzlement of funds from a corporation’s employee benefits plan, an employee who stole money and clients from his firm, and a highly sensitive sexual misconduct scandal at an elite local prep school. His clients have been targets or subjects in investigations led by the Department of Justice, several federal Inspector General offices, the Maryland and DC Attorney General offices, the Maryland State Prosecutor, and several State’s Attorneys’ offices in Maryland.
Mr. Ivey has an active civil litigation practice as well. He recently represented a small business in Montgomery County, MD which had been sued by a Fortune 500 hotel chain, winning on a motion for summary judgment. He successfully defended a small business and its CEO against fraud and breach of contract claims. He has earned a successful result for the corporation/intervenor in the Maryland portion of a multi-million dollar, multi-state lawsuit among corporate board members. He has also successfully represented clients in lease disputes, an EEOC lawsuit and a breach of contract dispute with a breach of contract dispute with a District of Columbia agency.
A seasoned regulatory, trial and appellate attorney, Mr. Ivey has handled over 45 jury trials in federal and state courts. He has written briefs and handled oral arguments in 15 appellate matters in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He has also been involved in numerous grand jury investigations, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney.
Mr. Ivey is a veteran of Capitol Hill. He served as counsel during the Senate Whitewater investigations, as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Democratic Leader, as counsel to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and as a senior legislative aide to a Congressman who is now the House Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat. Since entering private practice, Mr. Ivey has advised and represented major clients on legislative and policy matters including energy, Internet privacy, and taxation. He has also written testimony for and prepared witnesses to appear before Congress. Mr. Ivey also has advised and represented clients on a range of matters before the Maryland General Assembly and Prince George’s County officials.
During his tenure as chairman of the Maryland Public Services Commission, he oversaw aspects of the deregulation of the state’s telecommunications and electric generation industries. After leaving the Commission, he represented major clients on energy and communications matters on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis. More recently, he conducted a service reliability review of a major utility in the Washington metropolitan area.
Mr. Ivey has extensive media experience and regularly provides crisis management counseling. He has appeared on national television (CNN) and radio programs (NPR), and on countless local news programs in the Washington and Baltimore media markets. He has been quoted in major newspapers, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Ivey has taught trial advocacy at Harvard Law School, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law from 1996-2015, teaching courses on advanced criminal procedure, white collar criminal law, federal criminal law and Congressional investigations. He has also lectured on government and corporate ethics compliance strategies.
Mr. Ivey was the president of the Harvard Law School Association’s DC chapter, is the chairman of the Maryland Legal Services Corporations and was a member of the DC Bar Association’s Board of Governors.
Mr. Ivey graduated from Princeton University (with honors), and Harvard Law School.