White Collar Crime

Few corporate crises pose greater risk than government investigations and enforcement actions. Companies and individuals facing these challenges have little margin for error, especially when time is of the essence. When the stakes are highest, our clients can have confidence in our team of sophisticated, battle-tested legal counsel.

Our White Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice draws on the talents of a pragmatic, creative, and fierce team of advocates whose ranks include former Assistant United States Attorneys from New York and Chicago. Fortune top 50 companies and privately held businesses from coast to coast trust our counsel on criminal and civil investigations, benefitting from a team of skilled trial-attorneys with broad perspectives from their years of government service and litigation. We are highly responsive, keen listeners, and creative problem solvers with a singular focus on achieving outcomes to maximize the interests of our clients.

We regularly stand alongside our clients to support them during their darkest hours, tapping into our broad experience to manage the complexities and unique challenges of every investigation and to identify the most appropriate course of action. No matter the allegations or situation, we have the experience to deal with them and the temperament to weather the most trying of circumstances.  We defend and counsel clients in high-stakes litigation involving health care, securities, wire, mail, and bank fraud; money laundering and asset forfeiture; public corruption; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and False Claims Act investigations; environmental, health, and safety crimes; controlled substance violations; criminal antitrust enforcement; and criminal tax matters. 

Companies and their boards frequently work with us to undertake internal investigations of fraud, embezzlement and other business crimes and identify proactive measures to manage these risks. We advise companies on compliance policies, assist with due diligence in corporate transactions, and work with clients to manage or mitigate risk.

Criminal or governmental enforcement matters can sometimes represent the tip of the iceberg, spawning more problems such as adverse publicity, reporting requirements, and the prospect of follow-on civil litigation. We help clients proactively address a range of scenarios to preserve their reputations and protect their business interests, including from the consequences of adverse public opinion. We consider our greatest successes to be the matters that we confidentially and discretely resolve for clients without any adverse government enforcement action. 

Government investigations are complex by nature. We invite you to lean on an elite team ready to engage in diligent preparation and shrewd negotiation as we overcome regulatory obstacles together.