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Todd Harrison focuses his practice on white-collar and corporate defense, internal investigations, regulatory and compliance matters, and complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, including the defense of False Claims Act cases. He has represented numerous companies facing government investigations, prosecutions and enforcement actions from both state and federal agencies, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US attorneys and state attorneys general offices, the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), various congressional committees of the US House and Senate, the Inspectors General of numerous federal agencies, the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB – formerly ATF), as well as the New York State Attorney General’s office, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York State Department of Financial Services. Read Todd Harrison's full bio.
McDermott Defeats New York False Claims Act Case Alleging Starbucks Failed to Collect and Remit Sales Tax
By McDermott Will & Emery, Joseph B. Evans, Kathleen M. Quinn, Stephen P. Kranz and Todd Harrison on May 31, 2018
Posted In Audits, False Claims Act, Nationwide Importance, New York, Sales Tax, Transaction Taxes
On April 9, 2018, the New York State Supreme Court granted Starbucks’ motion to dismiss claims that it had failed to collect more than $10 million of sales tax at its New York stores. Lawyers from McDermott’s State and Local Tax (SALT) group and its White Collar and Securities Defense team handled the matter. A...