Matthew R. Hubbell

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Charleston, South Carolina

Duffy & Young, LLC
Matthew R. Hubbell
Duffy & Young, LLC

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1991

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021, 2023 - 2024

Duffy & Young, LLC

96 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401 Visit website

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Matthew R. Hubbell is a passionate white collar criminal defense attorney and False Claims Act litigator at Duffy & Young, LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina.  Having served as a former Assistant United States attorney for 10 years in the District of South Carolina, he has decades of specialized experience in these practice areas as both a federal prosecutor and defense attorney.  

Mr. Hubbell regularly represents corporations and executives in internal investigations, grand jury investigations, parallel proceedings, negotiations and litigation. He has extensive experience with cases involving antitrust, anti-corruption, health care, environmental enforcement, tax, financial institution fraud, public corruption, securities, customs and forfeiture, and false claims.  He has represented numerous clients in matters involving alleged fraud against government programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program and other COVID-19 relief programs.

Mr. Hubbell has a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from The Citadel in South Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, he was the recipient of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Wig and Robe honors, and he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review. 

Mr. Hubbell is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Charleston County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the American Health Law Association. He is a past President of the Federal Bar Association (SC Chapter) and former chair of the United States Magistrate selection committee in the District of South Carolina.  

With 30-plus years of experience in white collar and False Claims Act litigation, Mr. Hubbell is licensed to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. 

Mr. Hubbell is a frequent speaker at seminars and continuing legal education platforms on white collar criminal cases and False Claims Act/Qui tam cases. He has co-authored three books, Health Care Fraud and Collateral Consequences, 2d Edition (S.C. Bar 2011), Federal and State Securities Enforcement, (S.C. Bar 2008), Computer and Intellectual Property Crimes, (S.C. Bar 2003), and numerous articles. 

and articles. Actively involved in his community, Mr. Hubbell is a part of the Eucharistic Visitation Ministry of St. Michael's Church, which delivers communion to the sick at home and in hospitals.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar, Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Health Care

Focus areas

Criminal Law - Federal, Health & Health Care Law, White Collar Crime

  • 50% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Health Care

First Admitted: 1991, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.duffyandyoung.com/our-attorneys/matthew-r-hubbel...

Honors/Awards:
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • Recognized as 2022 Legal Elite by Charleston Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Greenville Business Magazine., 2022 Legal Elite Recognition, Charleston Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Greenville Business Magazine, 2022
  • Multiple Consecutive Selections for South Carolina Super Lawyers®
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Board Member, Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter (2021-2022) Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Multiple Selections for South Carolina Super Lawyers® Chair of the South Carolina Bar Health Care Law Section (2017-2018) Section Delegate, Health Care Law Section, S.C. Bar House of Delegates (2019) President, Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter (2016-2017) Co-Chair and Founder, Federal Bar Association / S.C. Qui Tam Section (2015-2017) Board Member, Federal Bar Association Qui Tam Section (National) (2015-2017) Chair, S.C. Bar Health Care Section (2017-2018) Council Member, S.C. Bar Health Care Section (2014-2017) Volunteer Mentor, Federal Drug Court Program (Bridge) (2015) Board Member and Co-Chair of Criminal Section, Federal Bar Association / S.C. (2014-2015) Chairman, Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judge, Charleston (2014) Executive Board, Charleston County Bar Association (2001-2004, 2006-2007, 2011-2012) United States Magistrate Judge Selection Panel (2007) Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina (1991-2000) Permanent Member, 4th Circuit Judicial Conference
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • South Carolina
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Eucharistic Visitation Ministry, St. Michael's Church:  Deliver communion to the sick at home, hospitals. 2015-Present.
  • Community Advisory Board Member, Mother Emanuel Empowerment Center. MEEC is a collaborative effort of comprehensive care between Mother Emanuel AME Church, the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) in the department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center (CDMHC). The Mother Emanuel AME church hosts the location of the empowerment center on the grounds of the church campus to serve as a central resource hub to connect those impacted by the Mother Emanuel AME church massacre to advocacy, grief support, and/or mental health counseling. Staff will offer a wide range of services designed to assist families, survivors, and church members in their recovery and to provide a gathering place that facilitates their connection to each other., 2019
Educational Background:
  • BA, The Citadel (summa cum laude, Second Honor Graduate, Battalion Commander), 1988
Videos:
  • Interview, COVID Relief Fraud with U.S. Attorney Rhett DeHart: What You and Your Clients Need to Know. In this video, white-collar criminal defense attorney Matt Hubbell and United States Attorney Rhett Dehart discuss the federal government’s enforcement efforts against COVID relief program fraud (December 2021)., Interview, COVID Relief Fraud with U.S. Attorney Rhett DeHart, 2021
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Panel Speaker, “The Defense and Relator’s Counsel Discuss Getting a Case Resolved,” with the Hon. Bruce H. Hendricks, United States District Judge for the District of S.C; Bill Nettles, Esquire (former U.S. Attorney for the District of S.C.), Michael J. Moore, Esquire (former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of GA), and James Leventis, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of S.C.; Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention, September 15, 2022., Panel Speaker, Federal Bar Association Convention- False Claims Act CLE, The Defense and Relator’s Counsel Discuss Getting a Case Resolved,” with the Hon. Bruce H. Hendricks, 2022
  • Speaker, S.C. Health Care Fraud Enforcement Panel, Health Law Section Seminar at the South Carolina Bar Convention (Jan. 18, 2024)., Speaker, S.C. Health Care Fraud Enforcement Panel, Health Law Section Seminar at the South Carolina Bar Convention (Jan. 18, 2024)., 2024
  • Lecture, White Collar Criminal Practice, Charleston School of Law (Nov. 16, 2023)., Lecture, White Collar Criminal Class, Charleston School of Law, 2023
  • Charleston Health Care Summit hosted by K&L Gates (Oct. 13, 2023), Speaker, False Claims Act Updates and Pandemic Cases, Charleston Health Care Summit hosted by K&L Gates (Oct. 13, 2023), Health Care, 2023
  • Speaker, False Claims Act Seminar for District of South Carolina Judges and Law Clerks, U.S. District Court, Charleston, SC, December 15, 2022., Speaker, False Claims Act Seminar for District of South Carolina Judges and Law Clerks, U.S. District Court, Charleston, SC, , 2022
  • ARTICLES Co-Author, "District Court SEES a Lack of Good Cause to Intervene After Prior Declination," American Health Law Association, 22 April 2021 18 September 2020, COVID-19: K&L Gates Triage: OIG Updates Work Plan to Include Audits of COVID-19 Related Reimbursement and CARES Act Funding (Podcast) 18 November 2019, Qui Tam Quarterly (Alerts/Updates), Enforcement Trends in False Claims Act Liability for Patient Assistance Programs 24 October 2018, The Benczkowski Memorandum: DOJ’s New Guidance on Corporate Monitors (Alerts/Updates) 26 January 2018, A Failure to Implement Cybersecurity Measures Could Lead to False Claims Act Liability for Defense Contractors (Alerts/Updates) Co-Author, “Health Care Reform: Recent Developments in Fraud Enforcement,” (S.C. Bar 2008) BOOKS Co-Author, Health Care Fraud and Collateral Consequences, 2d Edition (S.C. Bar 2011) Co-Author, Federal and State Securities Enforcement, (S.C. Bar 2008) Co-Author, Computer and Intellectual Property Crimes, (S.C. Bar 2003) SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Interview, COVID Relief Fraud with U.S. Attorney Rhett DeHart: What You and Your Clients Need to Know. In this video, white-collar criminal defense attorney Matt Hubbell and United States Attorney Rhett Dehart discuss the federal government’s enforcement efforts against COVID relief program fraud (December 2021). Speaker, Health Care Fraud and ABA, 15th Annual Autism Law Summit, Columbia, SC, October 21, 2021. Panel Moderator, “Practicing Before Federal Judges,” featuring the Hon. A. Marvin Quattlebaum, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; the Hon. Sherri A. Lydon, U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina; the Hon. David R. Duncan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Carolina, and the Hon. Shiva V. Hodges, Federal Bar Association Seminar, July 30, 2021. Co-Moderator, National COVID-19 Health Care Fraud Town Hall featuring the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Civil Division, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, and the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division for the Northern District of Illinois, sponsored by K&L Gates with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, Louisiana Hospital Association, North Carolina Healthcare, The Hospital and Health system Association of Pennsylvania Association, South Carolina Hospital Association, Washington State Hospital Association, August 20, 2020. Speaker, Health Care Fraud and Collateral Consequences, “How an Investigation Begins, Civil Investigative Demands and Defending Health Care Fraud Cases”, South Carolina Bar, November 14, 2019. Guest Lecturer, White Collar Crime Seminar, Charleston School of Law, April 11, 2019. Panel Moderator, “Developments in Health Care Enforcement”, South Carolina Bar Convention, Myrtle Beach, SC, January 2019. Panel Speaker, “Crisis Management”, K&L Gates Conversation Series, Charleston, SC, November 8, 2018. Panel Speaker, “Emerging Trends in Qui Tam/FCA Cases,” South Carolina Bar Convention, Kiawah Island, S.C. January 2018. Panel Speaker and Course Sponsor, “Current Trends in False Claims Act/Qui Tam Whistleblower Litigation,” Federal Bar Association/South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Charleston, S.C., May 12, 2017. Panel Speaker, “Sometimes It's About More Than Just Money: Defending Parallel Criminal Prosecutions of Qui Tam Cases,” South Carolina Bar Convention, Greenville, S.C. January 2017. Speaker, “FCA Developments: Escobar and Beyond,” Federal Bar Association –Federal Litigation & Qui Tam Conference, Washington, D.C., October 18, 2016. Panel Moderator and Course Planner, “False Claims Act/Qui Tam Whistleblowers Litigation Involving Health Care Providers,” Federal Bar Association/South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Seminar, May 6, 2016. Panel Discussion with U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs and U.S. Magistrate Judges Mary Gordon Baker, Kaymani D. West, and Leo Brisbois: “Increasing Diversity Among Federal Magistrate Judges,” The Federal Magistrate Judges Association Board and Diversity Committee, U.S. District Court, Charleston, SC, April 12, 2016. Moderator, “Panel Discussion: Current False Claims Act Issues” with U.S. Attorney William Nettles, 2016 South Carolina Bar Convention, Healthcare Law Section CLE. Speaker, “Highlights of Proposed Revisions to OIG Exclusion Authority & Trends in Fourth Circuit False Claims Act Case Law,” 2015 S.C. Bar Convention, Healthcare Law Section CLE. Panel Moderator and Course Planner, “Settling False Claims Act and Qui Tam Cases,” 2015 South Carolina Bar Convention, Healthcare Law Section CLE. Panel Moderator, “Health Care Law in South Carolina: Hot Topics, Tips, and Trends Seminar, South Carolina Bar,” May 9, 2014. “Federal Fraud Enforcement of Health Care Law,” Healthcare Law in the Federal Courts, Federal Courts Law Review Symposium, Charleston School of Law, January 28, 2011. “Effects of the Financial Crisis on White Collar Crime,” Symposium on Crime and Punishment, Charleston School of Law, February 19, 2010. “Ethics: Prosecution and Defense Points of View,” Elements and Defenses of South Carolina Crimes Seminar, South Carolina Bar, June 12, 2009. Federal and State Securities Enforcement Seminar, South Carolina Bar, December 9, 2008. “Defense is Not the Dark Side,” South Carolina Federal Criminal Law Update, Charleston School of Law, July 7, 2006. “Health Care Fraud and Collateral Consequences,” Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, October 25, 2006. Federal Computer and Intellectual Property Crimes Seminar, South Carolina Bar, March 28, 2003.
White Papers:
  • Please see Articles listing in Scholarly Lectures/Writings section, 2022
Representative Clients:
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all charges in the indictment brought by the US Department of Justice against my client in the "Tiger King" case involving co-defendant "Doc" Antle in Case No. 4:22-cr-00580-JD (United States of America vs. Antle, et al.), filed in the District of South Carolina. , 2023
  • REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE Obtained dual federal and state cooperation agreements securing declination of prosecution of client, a global nuclear engineering company, in a multi-billion dollar securities and fraud parallel criminal prosecution involving the financial collapse of the VC Summer nuclear power plant project (2017-2022). Currently representing international law firm re federal litigation matters. Negotiated misprision plea agreement with binding sentence of probation for owner and chief executive of defense contractor in 8(a) set-aside program in 6-year investigation/prosecution involving over $38M in government contracts. Defended a contractor and achieved a declination of all criminal charges in a lengthy U.S. Department of Justice investigation of set-aside contracts in the SBA’s Service Disabled Veteran program (2016-2022). Defended a South Carolina Legislator in a high-profile public corruption investigation/prosecution by a special prosecutor where all felony charges were dismissed, and the case was resolved with a single misdemeanor offense. Defended federal contractor in lengthy U.S. Department of Justice investigation of multi-million dollar set-aside contracts in the SBA’s 8(a) program. Defended CEO in multi-year investigation by U.S. Attorney, FBI and IRS concerning alleged campaign finance and tax violations. Achieved a total declination of prosecution after convincing the Department of Justice Tax Division to decline prosecution of alleged tax offenses. Represented the manager of a dredging project in a federal criminal environmental trial, where the client was found not guilty on all counts. The prosecution, led by the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section, alleged felony violations of the Clean Water Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and false statements to the United States. This case is believed to be the second federal criminal environmental case ever tried in the District of South Carolina. Represented a corporate employee in a lengthy criminal antitrust trial that ended with a verdict of not guilty. The trial was held in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was the result of a wide-ranging, 3-year Department of Justice investigation into alleged price-fixing in the United States polyester fiber manufacturing industry. After two weeks of trial, the jury deliberated for approximately four hours before finding the client not guilty. Represented a former corporate board chairman in a month-long securities fraud trial touted by the South Carolina Attorney General as the largest and most complex white collar case in South Carolina history. Represented numerous health care providers including provider entities, officers of hospitals, and doctors in criminal and False Claims Act / Qui Tam cases. Represented clients including a major manufacturer, an international shipping company, and corporate employees in environmental cases involving the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and other environmental laws. Represented companies and business executives in federal investigations involving the IRS and the Tax Division of the Department of Justice. Represented doctors and other health care providers in prescription drug fraud and DEA diversion cases. Represented corporate employees in both grand jury investigations and at trial in antitrust cases brought by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Prosecuted a state probate judge after it was discovered that the judge was defrauding elderly widows by transferring their land to himself. After the judge received a sentence of imprisonment, he attempted to hire a “hit man” to assassinate his enemies. Hubbell then prosecuted the judge for attempted murder-for-hire, at which point the judge committed suicide in prison. Briefed and argued appeals in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prosecuted numerous environmental crimes and obtained one of the first jail sentences ever in the District for an environmental crime—a case in which the owner of a laboratory falsified safe drinking water tests for elementary schools. Prosecuted the Captain and First Engineer of the Norwegian ship Star Evivva in what was believed to be the largest offshore oil spill case in South Carolina. The spill involved thousands of gallons of heavy fuel oil and resulted in the death of about 200 migratory birds. The case raised difficult international and jurisdictional legal issues, but was successfully concluded with the conviction of the Norwegian shipping company. Prosecuted what is believed to be the first federal health care fraud case tried in the District of South Carolina. After a lengthy and difficult trial, the defendant—a nursing home doctor – stood convicted of numerous counts of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid by “upcoding” his services. In addition, the doctor was convicted of money laundering and was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison. Prosecuted a complex conspiracy case involving members of the Medellin cocaine cartel who attempted to break a kingpin out of the Charleston County Jail prior to his sentencing. The trial lasted over two weeks and was extraordinary for, among other things, the high security surrounding the trial— including heavily armed federal agents in a helicopter and on rooftops near the courthouse. On appeal in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Hubbell successfully argued the government’s case against famed Miami defense attorney Roy Black. Prosecuted a difficult circumstantial murder case involving a defendant who murdered his wife’s paramour with a remote-controlled car bomb. The trial lasted two weeks, and the government called over 80 witnesses to the stand—including several scientific experts – to prove the case. The defendant was convicted and sentenced to life.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all charges in the indictment brought by the US Department of Justice against my client in the "Tiger King" case involving co-defendant "Doc" Antle in Case No. 4:22-cr-00580-JD (United States of America vs. Antle, et al.), filed in the District of South Carolina. , 2023
  • Negotiated misprision plea agreement with binding sentence of probation and no fine or restitution for owner and chief executive of defense contractor in 8(a) set-aside program in 6-year investigation/prosecution involving over $38M in government contracts., 2022
  • See Representative clients for more examples from prior years., 2020
  • Represent client executive in complex DOJ Tax Division/IRS investigation regarding syndicated conservation easements., 2022
Industry Groups:
  • and their Executives/Employees
  • Defense Contractors
  • DME Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Marketers
  • White Collar defense and False Claims Act/Qui Tam representation for Health Care Providers

Office location for Matthew R. Hubbell

96 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-720-2044

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15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021, 2023 - 2024

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