We maintain a diverse criminal defense practice, and members of the group are well-equipped to represent clients in any interaction with law enforcement agencies, from seemingly innocuous document subpoenas to federal criminal indictments. Our group regularly defends individuals and organizations charged with violating state or federal criminal statutes and interacts with governmental authorities in all manner of investigations, enforcement actions or other disputes with regulatory officials and law enforcement organizations.
The group is comprised of attorneys with diverse professional experiences, having previously served as attorneys in state and federal prosecutors’ offices, in addition to various capacities in the private sector. Our depth of skill and first-hand experience allows us to effectively represent clients in a wide variety of legal issues involving virtually all federal law enforcement bodies. We have represented clients not only in criminal proceedings brought by state and federal prosecutors, but also in investigations conducted by agencies including:
- Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Various United States Attorneys’ offices
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Treasury Department
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Department of Defense (DoD)
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Inspector General (OIG)
- State agencies
Our group is integrated in the firm’s civil litigation and corporate practice groups, allowing attorneys to cultivate expertise in civil litigation, specific corporate law matters and regulatory proceedings. Because many criminal investigations and litigated matters are accompanied by parallel civil litigation brought by private individuals, regulators and civil enforcement authorities, this added dimension benefits client casework. Parallel proceedings can involve claims for civil penalties, damages, suspension and debarment, and also include proceedings involving licensing of physicians, attorneys, accountants and other professionals. Our group has had considerable success representing clients through complex and multilevel civil, criminal and regulatory disputes. In addition, we represent companies or individuals who are not suspected of wrongdoing, however receive subpoenas for documents or testimony in connection with investigations.