Our White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations, and Criminal Referrals practice relies on a wealth of prosecutorial and defense experience. We ardently defend the rights and interests of individuals, institutions, and companies, domestically and internationally, at all levels of the judicial system; this includes corporations, foreign governments, business executives, and medical, legal, and accounting professionals. We defend these clients in a wide variety of criminal, quasi-criminal, civil, administrative, and regulatory matters.
White Collar Defense
We often avert criminal or regulatory proceedings by conducting preemptive internal audits and investigations, developing corporate compliance programs, and aggressively advocating for clients before the relevant law enforcement or regulatory agencies.
When criminal or administrative charges have been brought or threatened against our clients, we successfully represent our clients for purposes of grand jury and other subpoena compliance. We do so through pretrial proceedings, at trial, and (when necessary) for sentencing and on appeal.
We relish the opportunity to go to trial, and we often use our experience and credibility as leverage for clients. We know how to manage the collateral consequences of criminal prosecution. From federal investigations to whistleblower complaints, we approach each representation as aggressive defense litigators with deep experience in both trials and appeals.
We conduct internal investigations in a thorough but cost-efficient manner. We use our skills as trial lawyers and advocates to develop effective strategies in dealing with investigations, and we work closely with management and in-house counsel to reach the best resolutions.
Among the investigations we handle are those dealing with:
- Insider Trading
- Bribery & Corruption
- Money Laundering
- Marketing & Pricing Practices
- International Trade Controls & Sanctions
- False Claims Act
We often use our understanding of criminal prosecution, and well-honed investigative skills, to refer matters to our extensive portfolio of law enforcement contacts. Whistleblowers and victims of massive frauds have retained us to procure evidence, investigate allocations of crime, bring matters to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and to vigorously pursue related legal remedies. Where appropriate and useful, we work closely with private investigators to develop evidence to present to law enforcement or for use in related civil proceedings through which we seek justice and compensation for crime victims.