Experience, Experience, Experience - the three most important factors in obtaining a favorable outcome.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's White-Collar Defense and Investigations Group is anchored by highly experienced lawyers who are widely recognized at the top of their profession - lawyers who have attained that special level of credibility with judges, prosecutors and investigative agencies resulting from long and consistent track records of obtaining excellent trial outcomes.
Our five most experienced group members average 41 years of experience in prosecuting and defending criminal cases. Our four next most experienced members average 17 years of experience. Group members include four former Assistant United States Attorneys, two former Trial Attorneys with United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General and a former New York City Assistant District Attorney.
This unmatched experience enables us to more accurately assess our clients' exposure to criminal prosecutions. It also enables us to provide the most efficient and reliable level of reliable legal advice.
The group's anchor lawyers are backed-up by highly capable and energetic lawyers and support personnel who assist in the implementation of defense strategies. These team members also enable us to provide reasonable average hourly rates. The group also represents corporate and individual clients under alternative fee arrangements including goal-oriented flat fees for various phases of work.
Whatever the allegation we've probably handled it.
Our lawyers have defended corporate and individual clients against a wide variety of white collar allegations including:
- antitrust, bid-rigging, price fixing or customer allocation;
- theft of trade secrets;
- violations of drug and cosmetic laws and regulations;
- commercial bribery, embezzlement, extortion;
- money laundering;
- securities fraud, insider trading and other regulations;
- tax fraud or evasion of federal, state and local taxes;
- violations of environmental laws and regulations;
- violations of immigration and customs laws
- violations of import or export laws and regulations;
- violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
- mail, wire, consumer and insurance fraud;
- violations of Medicare, Medicaid, or health care regulations;
- violations of government contracting laws and regulations;
- political corruption or theft of honest services mail or wire fraud;
- violations of state or federal election campaign regulations
In addition to criminal investigations and prosecutions, we represent clients in parallel or subsequent civil proceedings including class action antitrust, securities, consumer fraud, health care fraud and false advertising cases. We have also conducted internal investigations for public and private companies and we regularly advise businesses regarding compliance with federal or state criminal laws or suspected violations by their officers, managers and employees.
But we are not fancy corporate regulatory lawyers with limited trial experience. We have defended doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, banking and financial professionals, elected officials, business owners, media personalities and professional athletes at criminal trials involving allegations of fraud, extortion, money laundering, tax evasion, racketeering, embezzlement, bribery political corruption, homicide and sex offenses.
A team you can trust.
Several of our members are requested by federal and state judges to represent indigent defendants in difficult or complex felony prosecutions. We accept these appointments not only to fulfill our pro bono commitments but also because we are committed to life-long learning and professional development.
Three of our members are highly rated by Chambers U.S.A. Six of our lawyers are perennially chosen by their peers as Pennsylvania, New Jersey or New York Super Lawyers®
and four of our lawyers are recognized by national publications including U.S. News
and World Report
as being among the "Best Lawyers in America."
Our White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group employs a collaborative workstyle, drawing on the specialized knowledge and experience of its members as well as other practice groups within the firm such as the firm's Securities, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Tax, Health Care, Banking and Financial Institutions Groups.