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Our team of white collar attorneys is made up of former state and federal prosecutors, high-level government officials and experienced trial attorneys who will advocate for you every step of the way.

Protecting Your Interests at Every Turn

Buchanan’s nationally recognized team of white collar defense attorneys has unmatched experience in representing clients who face every type of case brought forth by enforcement agencies at both the federal and state level.

With former high-level government officials and prosecutors on our team, we have represented clients from various industries in front of enforcement agencies across the United States. These include the DOJ, CIA, CFTC, DEA, FBI, FINRA, FDA, IRS, OFAC, USPIS, SEC, ICE, and U.S. Attorney's Offices.

Our white collar attorneys collaborate closely with Buchanan's government relations team in regulatory, civil, and criminal investigations that involve federal or state congressional hearings. Our strong relationships with lawmakers and government agencies enable us to prepare the best possible defense for our clients. Whether our clients are from local state jurisdictions or international borders, we bring extensive experience in negotiating with global regulators.

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How Our White Collar Defense Attorneys Help Clients

Criminal Defense & Government Enforcement

We have some of the most highly skilled trial lawyers in the country on our team who are able to guide both organizations and individuals through the complexities of federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions. When necessary, we are fully prepared to go to court to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome. We represent clients in various areas, such as:

  • Antitrust and Trade Violations
  • Bribery
  • Election Law Violations
  • Embezzlement & Theft
  • Environmental Crimes
  • False Claims Act Violations – Civil & Criminal
  • Financial/Securities Industry Regulatory and Enforcement Actions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Fraud in Bankruptcy, Healthcare, Honest Services, Insurance, Mail, Securities, or Wire
  • Government Procurement or Contracting Violations
  • Money Laundering & Bank Secrecy Act Violations
  • Public/Political Corruption
  • RICO – Civil & Criminal
  • Tax Violations – State and Federal

Corporate Compliance

No matter the size of your company, ensuring compliance with the regulatory standards of corporate behavior is crucial. We know the importance of mitigating risks and will design programs to prevent, detect and rectify any instances of corporate misconduct. Buchanan's team of white collar defense attorneys helps clients navigate the complex regulatory environment of their specific industries, including:

  • The design and implementation of compliance programs aimed at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); tax, environmental or healthcare regulations; and False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Robust training sessions
  • Audit of procedures

Internal Investigations

Internal investigations play a vital role to ensure corporate compliance and effectively respond to government investigations. Our white collar attorneys are skilled in handling internal investigations for all federal and state regulatory matters, as well as criminal investigations by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general and local district attorneys' offices. Our depth of experience allows us to cost-effectively handle complex matters that include:

  • Corporate Fraud
  • Cybercrimes, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy/Breach
  • Employee Theft, Malfeasance
  • False Claims Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Regulations
  • Title IX Issues
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Workplace Injury or Death

Life Sciences and FDA-specific Matters

With the former director of the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations on our team, Buchanan has become the go-to law firm for defending clients in the life sciences industry. We represent some of the most well-known pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, both domestically and abroad. Our white collar defense attorneys help life sciences companies navigate:

  • False Claims Act (civil and criminal violations)
  • Anti-Kickback statutes
  • Stark Law
  • Opioids and Controlled Substance Act
  • Hatch-Waxman Act
  • Consumer fraud
  • Commercial and contract disputes
  • Antitrust and trade regulations

Experience Matters: Buchanan’s Team of White Collar Defense Attorneys

At Buchanan, we are dedicated to safeguarding our clients' rights and interests. Our meticulous preparations, comprehensive analysis, and proactive approach help us navigate complex white-collar cases with precision and diligence. Our seasoned team of white collar attorneys brings unparalleled experience and insight to every matter, ensuring that each client receives personalized attention and representation.