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George W. Vien served as a federal prosecutor for more than 24 years before joining Donnelly, Conroy and Gelhaar. At DCG, Mr. Vien has represented a wide range of individuals and entities in criminal, civil and regulatory matters including:
Prior to DCG, Mr. Vien served for 20 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts. While an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston, Mr. Vien served in the Health Care Fraud Unit, the Drug Task Force, the Public Corruption Unit, and the Organized Crime Strike Force. Mr. Vien prosecuted a broad spectrum of cases including health care fraud, RICO, mail and wire fraud, federal highway fraud, federal capital murder, tax violations, drug trafficking, prescription drug diversion, firearms crimes, murder in aid of racketeering, Hobbs Act extortion, extortionate credit transactions, federal bribery, sex trafficking, child pornography, police corruption, civil rights violations, witness intimidation, perjury, federal program fraud, and money laundering.
In 1999, Mr. Vien was assigned to the Department of Justice's Campaign Financing Task Force in Washington, DC, and prosecuted violations of the federal campaign financing laws.
Mr. Vien has conducted extensive grand jury investigations as well as investigations involving all aspects of electronic surveillance. He has also dealt with issues arising under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Mr. Vien has tried well over 40 criminal cases in Boston, Worcester, Concord (N.H.), Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Some of Mr. Vien’s notable prosecutions include:
Mr. Vien began his career as a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. He was first appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire. He thereafter became a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida before joining the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Mr. Vien also served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Holcim (US) Inc. and Aggregate Industries US. Holcim (US) is part of the Holcim Group, which is one of the largest cement manufacturers in the world and owns Aggregate Industries US (“AIUS”). AIUS produces concrete, asphalt and aggregates at multiple locations around the United States. As Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. Vien helped AIUS through the termination of the federal monitorship that resulted from its criminal conviction based on its involvement in the massive highway construction project commonly known as “The Big Dig.” Mr. Vien was also responsible for code of conduct, anti-bribery, and anti-trust training programs at Holcim (US) and AIUS.
Mr. Vien is a former adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School and has taught at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
He graduated from Wesleyan University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School with honors.
George W. Vien
JD, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1985
BA, Wesleyan University, 1982
United States District Court
United States Court of Appeals (1st Cir.)