An experienced litigator, Henry is the former White-Collar Chief and Director of Litigation for the United States Attorney’s Office in Nashville and a veteran of 30 jury trials. He helps businesses and individuals with high-stakes criminal matters, civil litigation and administrative enforcement actions. As a former federal prosecutor, Henry understands the importance of having an experienced and effective advocate on your side. He works closely with clients to fully understand their issues, develop the best possible strategy for moving forward and counsel them about their options at each step along the way.
During his 10 years at the Justice Department, Henry conducted and supervised dozens of jury trials in courtrooms around the United States. He most recently served as Director of Litigation for the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) in the Middle District of Tennessee. In that role, he supervised the trial work of approximately 40 Assistant United States Attorneys in the office’s civil and criminal divisions. He also led the office’s trial advocacy training program.
From 2017 to 2019, Henry served as White-Collar Chief and led a team of AUSAs focused on health care fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, public corruption and criminal violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. During this time, Henry worked closely with officials in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division as well as leadership in the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He also helped set up the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, which focuses on the identification and prosecution of medical professionals and others involved in the illegal prescription and distribution of opioids.
Henry joined the USAO’s white-collar unit as an Assistant United States Attorney in 2015. In that role, he led numerous complex fraud investigations, including the insider-trading investigation of a director of one of Nashville’s largest banks, which he conducted in collaboration with the SEC. Henry has successfully tried white-collar cases involving health care fraud, tax fraud, criminal violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, obstruction of justice and criminal violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
From 2010 to 2015, Henry prosecuted federal civil rights violations throughout the United States as a trial attorney with the Criminal Section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Professional Recognition and Activities
- United States Department of Justice’s Special Commendation Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy, 2012
- United States Department of Justice’s Merit Award for Sustained Superior Performance of Duties, 2013
- American Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association
- South Carolina Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Association
- The Shalom Foundation: Member, Board of Directors (2019 – present)
- Belmont University School of Law: Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy (2018 – present)
- McCabe Park Little League: Youth Baseball Coach (2016 – present)
Henry and his wife, Kelly, live in Nashville with their three young children. They enjoy baseball, community involvement, spending time with family and friends and travel. They have traveled extensively throughout Latin America and were married in Antigua, Guatemala. Henry also serves on the board of the Shalom Foundation, a Tennessee-based non-profit organization which provides surgical care to indigent children in Guatemala.
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