Assistant U.S. Attorney headed to BABC

White-collar crime specialist has had a hand in Sommet, Stokes, other cases

Ty Howard, a prominent assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, has left government service and will next month join the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

His practice at Bradley Arant will focus on defense work pertaining to white-collar and corporate investigations.

Prior to serving as an assistant U.S. Attorney, Howard, a native of Pennsylvania, worked for the Philadelphia office of the international law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius and as an assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia area. In the late 1990s, he also served as a legislative aide to then-U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson.

Howard received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, a master’s in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Over the past four and a half years, Howard and his now former U.S. Attorney colleague John Webb have been at the epicenter of prosecuting white-collar crime in Middle Tennessee.

Among the white-collar cases Howard has prosecuted are the Sommet Group – defendants Brian Whitfield et al. have been charged with $20 million worth of health care, 401(k) and tax fraud — as well as fraud investigations involving the late Barry Stokes, Aaron Vallett, Jeff Cassman, Hanover Corp. and the National Foundation of America.