White-Collar Criminal Defense

In the current business climate, the federal government has heightened its scrutiny of regulated industries, often resulting in criminal prosecutions.  Corporations and executives in highly regulated industries are especially vulnerable.  We are skilled and tenacious in handling all aspects of federal and state criminal and quasi-criminal cases, including grand jury proceedings, trials and appellate matters on behalf of companies and individuals accused of misconduct.

We have considerable expertise in numerous substantive areas of criminal law, including antitrust; asset forfeiture; embezzlement; mail and wire fraud; money laundering; securities fraud, healthcare and insurance fraud; environmental crimes and Lacey Act violations; RICO, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Our firm is particularly adept at handling internal corporate investigations of employee malfeasance on behalf of corporate clients.  Investigations are often coordinated with in-house counsel to minimize the company’s exposure while also maintaining confidentiality of the investigation’s results.

We have handled a broad array of white-collar criminal matters.  For example, we have represented executives in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations.  Our firm recently convinced the government to dismiss its highly publicized tax and money laundering conspiracy indictment against our client, an international banker.  We have also obtained a no-jail sentence for an accountant client in a tax evasion conspiracy case and defended a physician in a Medicare fraud investigation.  Additionally, our firm represented a prominent attorney and political fundraiser in a federal corruption investigation.