A former supervisory federal prosecutor and US Marine Corps infantry officer, Harvey Bartle has broad experience in government and internal investigations, and in litigation involving insurance coverage, product liability, intellectual property, and commercial matters. Harvey represents clients—ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individuals—in civil matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, and in connection with US Department of Justice and state attorney general investigations.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Harvey served for eight years as an Assistant US Attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he prosecuted public corruption, government fraud, commercial bribery, money laundering, and tax crimes. His first chair jury trials included high-profile cases involving prominent public officials and resulted in precedential appellate opinions regarding conspiracy and extortion under the Hobbs Act. Harvey also served as the Attorney-in-Charge of the US Attorney’s Trenton office, where he led the day-to-day operations and oversaw all aspects of the office’s criminal investigations, prosecutions, and trials. In addition, Harvey was an instructor on public corruption at the US Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center.
Prior to his service as an Assistant US Attorney, Harvey was a law clerk to Judge Anne E. Thompson, US District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and an associate in Morgan Lewis’s Washington, DC office.
Harvey is a graduate of Princeton University and of Temple University School of Law, from which he graduated cum laude and where he served as the managing editor of the Temple Law Review. Before attending law school, Harvey served for five years as an officer in the US Marine Corps. His billets included platoon commander, company executive officer, and battalion assistant operations officer.
Government and Internal Investigations
Represent corporations and individuals in connection with US Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and state attorney general investigations.
Conducted internal investigations of allegations of employee fraud and misconduct at publicly traded and privately held corporations.
Lead counsel for corporate policyholders in multimillion dollar insurance coverage actions against insurers in state and federal courts involving environmental, product, and technology liabilities, wrongful death actions, and bad faith.
Lead counsel for a racetrack in a breach of contract and bad faith action in Pennsylvania state court regarding insurer’s refusal to cover punitive damage award related to wrongful death lawsuit. Argued appeal that resulted in full coverage of the punitive damage award and summary reversal of trial court’s finding in favor of insurer.
Lead counsel for a manufacturer in a breach of contract action in Pennsylvania federal court over an insurer’s failure to renew a 10-year environmental policy that contained an automatic renewal provision. Summary judgment granted in favor of client that insurer was required to renew the policy.
Advise corporate policyholders with regard to risks, coverage available, and submission of claims under commercial general liability, crime, cyber, directors and officers, employment practices liability, environmental, and marine insurance policies.
Advise corporate policyholders regarding submission to and negotiation of claims with insolvent insurers, including insurer schemes of arrangement.
Lead counsel for a closely held high-frequency trading LLC and four of its members in multimillion dollar trade secret and fraud arbitration.
Lead counsel for a closely held venture capital LLC in federal court action over potential multimillion dollar investment.
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2003, J.D., Cum Laude
Princeton University, 1995, A.B.
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Clerkship to Judge Anne E. Thompson of the US District Court for the District of New Jersey