Gene R. Besen

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Dallas, Texas

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Gene R. Besen
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2004

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2019

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

1445 Ross Ave
Suite 3600
Dallas, TX 75202 Visit website


Bradley provides business clients around the world with a full suite of legal services in dozens of industries and practice areas. Bradley works with businesses and commercial entities. 


As a partner of the Government Enforcement & Investigations Practice for Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Gene R. Besen centers his work on helping clients find solutions to investigations brought about by government legal proceedings and inquiries, civil enforcement actions and criminal proceedings. He serves clients in Dallas and across Texas.

Mr. Besen assists clients from different businesses, which include telemedicine, pharmaceuticals, health care, financial services, laboratories and many more who need aggressive approaches to reduce the danger of controversial claims related to matters like price fixings, white collar crimes, securities fraud, kickbacks, FCPA breaches, pay-to-play strategies, health care fraud, insider trading and antitrust crime. He also works as an external legal counsel for entrepreneurs and burgeoning businesses throughout the nation.

A trustworthy and customer-oriented professional, Mr. Besen has helped direct clients to ideal results in investigations and prosecutions conducted by regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Texas State Securities Board. Additionally, he helps with commercial litigation, providing undertaking service to fiscal institutions, pharmaceutical firms, hedge funds and utilities throughout all legal proceedings.

In the year 2001, Mr. Besen obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in American government and politics from Brandeis University and four years later, finished his legal studies at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He is licensed in Texas (2004), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Mr. Besen is involved with professional organizations such as the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. He was listed among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine and Top Ranked by Chambers and Partners USA in 2022. Furthermore, he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Defense: White Collar Crimes and among the Leading Litigators in America in Commercial Litigation list, curated by Lawdragon 500.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secret, White Collar Crime

  • 60% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • False Claims Act: 2021 Year in Review, Government Enforcement Update, 2/2/2022
  • The Main Chorus: Accountability, Texas Lawyer, 7/5/2016
  • False Claims Act 2019 Year in Review, Government Enforcement Update, 1/21/2020
  • The Clock is Ticking: The Countdown to Final Compounding Pharmacy Prosecutions, Government Enforcement Update, 7/14/2020
  • Lessons Learned in the Early Days of Telemedicine Prosecutions: Practical Tips for Defendants Facing Indictments, Government Enforcement Update, 9/29/2020
  • OIG Takes Aim at Speaker Programs in Special Fraud Alert, Government Enforcement Update, 11/19/2020
  • HHS Alert Is Pharma's Guide To Mitigating Anti-Kickback Risk, Law360, 12/9/2020
  • False Claims Act 2020 Year in Review, Government Enforcement Update, 1/29/2021
  • Telehealth Enforcement: Is It the Next Big Thing?, Law Journal Newsletters' Business Crimes Bulletin, 3/1/2021
  • EB-5 Enforcement on the Uptick, Texas Lawyer, 3/18/2021
  • Government Ramps Up Enforcement Efforts on COVID-19 Relief Fraud, Government Enforcement Update, 12/22/2021
  • Listed in Chambers USA, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2021-2022
  • Listed in D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2018-2019
  • Listed in Texas Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2011-2019
  • Listed in Texas Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2022
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2021-2023
  • Listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, Commercial Litigation, 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Educational Background:
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 2001

Office location for Gene R. Besen

1445 Ross Ave
Suite 3600
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 214-807-3851


2 Years Super Lawyers
9 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2019

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