WHITE-COLLAR DEFENSE & INVESTIGATIONS

No matter the source of a white collar investigation or accusation, these cases can be very public and can seriously impact both individuals and businesses. We have the experience and the knowledge to guide you every step of the way.

Your Line of Defense in White Collar Allegations

Members of our white-collar defense and investigations team have many years of experience discreetly representing corporations; corporate executives and professionals; small business owners; federal, state and local governmental officials; professional athletes; and celebrities who are under investigation for or charged with white-collar, financial or business-related crimes.

Our clients come from many industries, such as manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, defense, government services, petrochemical, food and drug, insurance, real estate, communications, sports and gaming.

Our attorneys have defended corporate and individual clients under investigation for or charged with alleged violations of a wide variety of federal and state offenses, including:

  • Antitrust.
  • Environmental.
  • Securities.
  • Mail and wire fraud.
  • Banking.
  • Extortion.
  • RICO.
  • Foreign corrupt practices.
  • Medicare/Medicaid fraud. 
  • HIPAA.
  • Bid-rigging.
  • Credit card fraud.
  • Embezzlement.
  • Defense contractor fraud.
  • Money laundering.
  • Federal Election Campaign Act violations.

Additionally, they have represented clients involved in parallel or subsequent civil proceedings and are experienced in dealing with the ramifications of Fifth Amendment invocations in civil cases.

Our Defense Team

We know white collar defense from all perspectives. Our team includes former assistant U.S. attorneys, Department of Justice trial lawyers, FBI agents, SEC officials and state and local prosecutors, as well as criminal law professors at nationally known law schools. And they do not work alone. Because these cases often involve multiple areas of law, they are supported by attorneys in the firm's securities litigation, antitrust and trade regulation, tax, healthcare, and finance and banking practices.

No matter how challenging, complex or high-profile your white collar matter, our attorneys are ready to assist. We have argued and won jury trials in federal and state courts and have represented clients in state and federal courts of appeals, including the United States Supreme Court.

Guiding You Through Investigations

Internal Investigations. The group also has substantial experience in conducting internal investigations and advising corporate clients with respect to compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, as well as other state and federal laws governing business and commerce.

Regulatory Investigations. Our attorneys can defend you or others in your organization in regulatory investigations before federal, state and local agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Internal Revenue Service, the Office of the Inspector General, the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities Exchange Commission, as well as self-regulating organizations like the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the New York Stock Exchange – among many others. In this role, we respond to subpoenas and investigative demands, defend witnesses at depositions and interviews, and counsel clients on their obligations under various government regulatory schemes.

Members of our group regularly lecture at seminars and continuing legal education courses.