Stephen G. Sozio

Steve Sozio is co-leader of the Firm's Health Care Practice and the head of litigation for the Cleveland office. His practice involves the representation of businesses, health care organizations, and their employees during investigations by federal and local governmental authorities for potential criminal charges; prosecuting and defending civil actions on behalf of clients involved with allegations of fraud, false claims, and other business-related wrongdoing; and advising health care and corporate clients regarding compliance issues to avoid governmental sanctions.

Since joining Jones Day, Steve has represented corporations, hospitals, and executives that were the subjects of investigations by federal and local grand juries and/or regulatory agencies involving alleged health care fraud, defense contractor fraud, FCPA violations, SEC and securities fraud, HUD fraud, FDA actions, prevailing wage violations, import/export issues, federal campaign contribution violations, and economic espionage. He also has conducted many internal and external investigations on behalf of boards of directors and senior management. [1]