White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations
Using our strong litigation background, we represent individuals and business entities in criminal prosecutions, grand jury investigations, and civil enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies. We strive to minimize the damage and disruption caused by these proceedings, often before charges are brought. If an indictment or charge cannot be avoided, we advise clients on the risks and benefits of going to trial versus accepting a plea. Nevertheless, we have the skill, experience, and expertise to take the matter to trial if necessary.
Our attorneys will conduct internal investigations for companies that are faced with internal or external allegations of wrongdoing or, in certain circumstances, companies that simply want to audit proactively for potential misconduct by employees. Our experience enables us to provide solid legal advice concerning the best course of action if wrongdoing is identified, including potential disclosure to authorities. We also assist clients in creating and implementing compliance programs designed to avoid potential problems. We also advise clients in qui tam actions, internal investigations, financial and securities fraud investigations, food and drug safety matters, health care fraud and abuse investigations, and public corruption.