Thomas F. Carlucci



Thomas F. Carlucci is a partner and litigation attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is managing partner and chair of the Litigation Department in the San Francisco office. Thomas represents corporations, organizations and individuals in white-collar matters, such as FCPA and other government enforcement related actions.

Enforcement Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Thomas practiced as a federal prosecutor for more than 10 years, serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, California and prior to that served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division in their Honors’ Program. Thomas has served as trial counsel for more than 50 civil and criminal cases. He also served as a trial instructor for the Department of Justice.

He is former chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance & Enforcement Practices and the Health Care Industry Team. Thomas is a member of the Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice and the Life Sciences Industry Team.

Representative Matters

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Foley represented a British citizen in connection to an indicted insider trading case in the EDNY. Foley resulted in probationary sentence and a return of the client to Great Britain the day of the sentencing.
Foley represented Balboa Ambulance in connection with a parallel civil and criminal investigation by the San Diego U.S. Attorney’s Office. Government was looking for a million from our client, but we were able to persuade that $600k was sufficient and obtained a settlement of the False Claims Act case without any admission of liability. Government’s theory was that Balboa swapped discounted rates given to facilities for transports that the facilities were obligated to pay for in return for future Medicare transports which were more profitable. We are still representing the company in connection with the parallel criminal investigation.
Investigation into allegations of corruption in connection with sales to distributors in China. This matter presented numerous challenges, including off book transactions routed through distributors that were undetectable in the client’s books and records. This matter required a deep understanding of Chinese business practices and culture.