Mr. Harrington worked in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2006 through 2012. His notable prosecutions, focusing broadly on corruption and fraud cases, include:
- The bribery scheme involving former New York State Senator Carl Kruger, New York State Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, two hospital CEOs and a registered lobbyist
- The conviction of investment advisor Ken Starr for embezzling tens of millions of dollars in client funds and defrauding clients through speculative securities investments
- A Lebanon based-money laundering organization that laundered tens of millions of dollars in fraud proceeds throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia
- A bank employee’s scheme to mine bank computer systems, steal customer identities and misappropriate millions of dollars in home mortgages
- The conviction of the employee of a U.S. military contractor for accepting corrupt payments in Afghanistan
- A scheme to commit access device fraud by using stolen identities, including information obtained by “phishing” financial institution and credit reporting agency data
- The prosecution of retired Long Island Railroad workers in a widespread, billion dollar disability and health care fraud scheme
In his last two years at the S.D.N.Y., Mr. Harrington regularly worked on parallel investigations with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including the management of criminal investigations based on qui tam complaints. He was appointed Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator, responsible for the S.D.N.Y.’s fraud prosecutions involving health care providers and pharmaceutical companies. He oversaw a broad range of investigations, including:
- Foreign and domestic kickback payments paid by U.S. pharmaceutical companies
- Federal program fraud, including fraudulent billing of Medicare and Medicaid and off-label marketing
- Embezzlement from hospitals and health care organizations
Mr. Harrington served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 2001-2002, and to the Honorable Sidney H. Stein, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1999-2000.
From 2007 through 2012, Mr. Harrington served as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, teaching a course covering the ethical and strategic considerations in exercising federal prosecutorial authority.
Mr. Harrington is a member of the Federal Bar Council. He participated in the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court from 2002 through 2007.
Mr. Harrington speaks Spanish.