Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
White Collar Criminal Defense
Our attorneys represent individuals and organizations under criminal investigation or facing criminal charges for a variety of alleged fraudulent activities occurring in a range of industry settings. We have particular experience in matters involving medical providers and organizations operating within the health care industry. Some of the matters on which we can offer assistance include:
- Health Care Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Bank Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Mail & Wire Fraud
- False Statements
- False Claims/Qui Tam litigation
- FCPA Violations
- RICO Violations
- HIPAA Violations
- Prescription Drug Marketing Act
- Identity Theft
- Drug/Device Misbranding or Adulteration
We are well-equipped to assist clients in all stages of white collar criminal litigation, including responding to subpoenas and advising clients who are witnesses, subjects, or targets in grand jury investigations. Our attorneys include former state and federal prosecutors who have substantial experience handling complex criminal matters, and working alongside local and national government agencies. This brings an insider’s understanding of the issues and considerations propelling investigations and prosecutions.
While we are seasoned trial litigators, we also understand the importance and value of developing strategic options aimed at favorably resolving criminal proceedings without formal criminal charges.
We offer an experienced hand in guiding clients through the indictment and plea bargaining process, and when needed, representing them at trial, on appeal, and in any related proceedings. For example, we can handle all phases of federal and state civil False Claims Act litigation, which, in the health care context, frequently can accompany criminal proceedings arising from the same series of events. Assistance that our attorneys can provide includes pre-litigation efforts aimed at the government’s intervention decision, motion practice to dismiss non-intervened whistleblower actions, and where necessary, FCA discovery and trial work. We counsel clients regarding strategies for minimizing FCA risk and dealing with whistleblowers within their organizations.
We are also well-qualified to counsel organizations regarding potential criminal liability, to perform internal investigations in response to allegations of criminal misconduct, and to evaluate a prospective decision to self-disclose misconduct to regulators. Where appropriate or necessary, our attorneys can also help frame and present arguments to government authorities aimed at demonstrating why a fair consideration of factors guiding prosecutorial discretion militates against bringing criminal charges. We can also monitor compliance with the terms of agreements resolving criminal liability, as well as design and help implement effective preventive measures and compliance programs that a company can adopt to avoid or mitigate potential liability. More on these services is discussed under Integrity Monitoring and Internal Investigations.