Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Mr. Fleder served as the Director of the Department of Justice's Office of Consumer Litigation between 1985 and 1992, after serving in various other capacities in that office since 1973. He also served a stint as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Baltimore. As Director of the Office of Consumer Litigation, he directed enforcement cases in federal court for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Product Safety Commission. While in the government, Mr. Fleder was co-lead counsel in the highly-publicized trials held in Brooklyn, New York, in which two executives of the Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation were convicted of multiple felonies for defrauding the public into buying adulterated apple juice. Mr. Fleder specializes in litigation and internal investigations concerning clients involved in criminal, civil, and regulatory matters relating to FDA, the FTC, and the CPSC. Mr. Fleder received his B.A. in 1969 from Franklin & Marshall College, and his J.D. in 1972 from New York University. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and numerous federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.