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Individuals and corporations may unwittingly run afoul of the law and government regulations. Ordinary commercial disputes can give rise to allegations of fraud and abuse. Grand jury subpoenas may be directed at innocent targets and present logistical record-gathering challenges for legitimate business. Clients who find themselves accused of Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, environmental crimes, securities law violations, criminal tax fraud, fraud in government procurement, criminal antitrust and RICO violations, trade espionage and a variety of business-related offenses, require experienced counsel who understand the legal and professional ramifications of such acquisitions and procedures.


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Our criminal defense lawyers represent both individuals and corporations facing state and/or federal allegations of criminal and professional misconduct. We have worked closely with financial institutions, corporate entities and their corresponding regulatory agencies to manage these challenges, whether they be suspension or disbarment, individual tax controversies or criminal prosecution. Our lawyers frequently have worked with clients involved in high-profile investigations, and we understand the special circumstances of media exposure.

Our practice also includes internal investigations. We have designed and overseen the implementation of corporate compliance programs, representing whistleblowers and defending qui tam lawsuits.

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Fifth Circuit to Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers: Call the SEC First
, July 24, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's decision last week in Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA) has been hailed as a win for employers because it requires whistleblowers who bring retaliation claims under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) to show that...

Second Circuit Shifts Burden of Showing Assets to Defendants; Clarifies Monsanto Decision
, June 25, 2013
Both civil and criminal agencies charged with enforcing U.S. laws have turned increasingly to broad based use of "asset freeze orders." Legal counsel and their clients should understand the issue, particularly as there is a split in the Circuits and the Supreme Court has not yet addressed...

Unprecedented FCPA Wake-Up Call for U.S. Broker-Dealers and Foreign Banks: Has the Perfect FCPA Storm Finally Arrived for U.S. Financial Markets?
, May 16, 2013
On May 7, 2013, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) unsealed extraordinary criminal charges against two registered representatives of a U.S. broker-dealer and a high-level Venezuelan government official for engaging in a "Massive International Bribery...