White Collar Crimes
In this day and age of corporate scandals, legislation to regulate business practices, and rising shareholder activism, company leaders are coming under increasingly harsh scrutiny. As a result, the need for a white collar attorney to provide a proactive and vigorous defense has consequently become essential.
Learning the facts, locating and preserving relevant documents, and presenting the matter cogently and persuasively to decision makers can often make the difference between a successful outcome and a prison sentence.
Representation in white collar matters can fall under different areas:
- -Representing a client before a grand jury and during an investigation by federal or state prosecutors.
- -Appearing before agencies and disciplinary bodies for quasi-criminal matters.
- -Counseling clients in connection with administrative investigations and any related civil fraud or monetary penalty action.
- -Conducting corporate internal investigations to help clients avoid pitfalls concerning attorney-client and work product privilege issues.
The types of White Collar Crime that are investigated and prosecuted can include but are not limited to:
- -Accounting Fraud
- -Bank Embezzlement
- -Bank Fraud
- -Complex Financial Fraud
- -Embezzlement and Internal Fraud
- -False Claim/Qui Tam Actions
- -Health Care Fraud
- -Insurance Fraud
- -Money Laundering
- -Official Misconduct
- -RICO Violations
- -Securities Fraud
- -Tax Fraud
You do not need to be high up on the corporate ladder to need a white collar attorney. Employees called to appear as witnesses in white collar investigations also need capable representation to avoiding being charged with a crime themselves.