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A veteran trial lawyer and former prosecutor, Suneeta Hazra brings nearly two decades of government experience to represent individual and corporate clients in internal and government investigations and complex litigation. Suneeta leverages her experience as a former Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado to defend clients being investigated for healthcare fraud, qui tam actions involving the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the False Claims Act (FCA), cybersecurity matters, and environmental enforcement actions.

During her tenure as Criminal Chief, Suneeta supervised all criminal investigations and prosecutions in the state, and coordinated all civil and criminal healthcare investigations, as well as cyber-enabled crimes and national security matters. While at the U.S. Attorney's Office, she also held a number of other senior positions, during which she tried over 35 cases and led investigations and prosecutions involving investment and healthcare fraud, insider trading, environmental crimes, money laundering, commercial disputes, tax, export control violations, and other economic crimes. Suneeta was recognized for her prowess in investigating and trying complex high profile cases with the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver, Suneeta served as a trial attorney in the Division of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and was in private practice.


  • Lindt & Sprüngli, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, and Russell Stover as trial counsel in securing a significant, $33.45 million verdict after a two-week jury trial in the Western District of Missouri.
  • AIG Specialty Insurance Company in litigation against Huntington Bank arising out of a financial Ponzi scheme.
  • Wolverine World Wide in a putative class action lawsuit seeking property damage and medical monitoring and personal injury suits related to PFAS chemicals and drinking water in Western Michigan.
  • Nonprofit research organization in conducting an internal investigation into potential misconduct with a FDA-regulated study. 
  • Institution in connection with a DOJ investigation into FDA violations.
  • Chief Executive Officer in a lawsuit concerning allegations of sexual assault in Olympic sport organization.
  • International hospitality provider in advising on government investigations related to its response to the COVID pandemic.
  • Multinational automotive manufacturer in a Federal Trade Commission investigation.
  • Multinational automotive manufacturer in defending false advertising claims and potential criminal violations.
  • Shoe manufacturer in a lawsuit alleging claims of false advertising and deceptive trade practices.
  • Multinational beverage company in counseling on wastewater discharge from one of their plants.
  • Manufacturer in a Lacey Act-related internal investigation regarding the legality of wood sourcing.


Arnold & Porter Secures $33.45 Million Jury Verdict for Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover in Warehouse Software Lawsuit
Federal and State False Claims Acts: Recent Changes and Best Practices
Faculty of Federal Advocates Webinar
Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance, and White Collar Issues (2nd ed.)
Practising Law Institute
Overview of DOJ’s February 2023 Self-Disclosure Policy
Moderator, 24th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Ethics and Compliance Congress
Annual Survey of Supreme Court Decisions – Criminal Cases
Speaker, ABA, Criminal Justice Section


Chambers USA
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Colorado) (2024)
The Legal 500 US
Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense (2021)
Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award (2016)



  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A., Yale University, with distinction


  • Colorado

Government & Military Service

  • United States Attorney's Office in Colorado, Chief of the Criminal Division
  • United States Attorney's Office in Colorado, Chief of the Economic Crimes Section
  • United States Attorney's Office in Colorado, Chief of the Major Crimes Section


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.


  • Co-Leader, Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Denver Chapter
  • South Asian Bar Association of Colorado: Chair, Judicial Nominations Committee
  • Former Chair, Committee on Conduct; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Partner, Diversity on the Bench Coalition
  • Member, Law360 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board