Ben Tompkins Brings White-Collar Criminal Defense and Tax Expertise to Kennyhertz Perry

Ben Tompkins Brings White-Collar Criminal Defense and Tax Expertise to Kennyhertz Perry

Kennyhertz Perry is proud to welcome Ben Tompkins to the firm. Previously, Ben spent eight years with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington D.C and three years as an Assistant U.S Attorney in Los Angeles. Ben has litigated more than 100 civil tax cases, made several of the largest recoveries in D.O.J Tax Division while there, and earned the high honor of Department of Justice Outstanding Attorney for six consecutive years (2008-2013).

Ben’s practice will continue to focus on tax controversies, white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and corporate transactions, compliance, and structure. With Ben’s extensive experience successfully defending clients in all types of complex litigation in federal and state courts, his practice fits well with the experienced team of attorneys at Kennyhertz Perry.

Ben is a member of the Missouri, Kansas, District of Columbia, Virginia and California bar associations, as well as the Western District of Missouri, the District of Kansas and the Central District of California.

About Kennyhertz Perry’s Government Enforcement Practice Area

Kennyhertz Perry represents individual and corporate clients faced with the increased use of criminal enforcement to address business practices, particularly as they relate to financial issues. Kennyhertz Perry attorneys bring vast enforcement expertise as well as substantial prior experience in white-collar criminal defense practice, and as a firm, we represent corporate clients and individual officers and directors at every stage of government investigations and enforcement actions – including white collar criminal matters – initiated by state and federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, SEC, CFTC, FTC, and FINRA.

Kennyhertz Perry’s enforcement practice regularly defends clients against allegations involving a wide array of business contexts in federal and state grand jury investigations, trials, and appeals. In particular, we have represented clients in enforcement matters and related litigation involving a wide range of subject areas including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), consumer financial services, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act, securities, commodities, options, and derivatives fraud, state and federal RICO laws, False Claims Act, and insurance fraud.

About Kennyhertz Perry, LLC

Kennyhertz Perry, LLC is a business and litigation law firm representing clients in highly regulated industries. The firm was founded by two veteran Kansas City attorneys, John Kennyhertz and Braden Perry. To learn more about the firm, visit

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