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The prosecution of federal and state white collar crime is on the rise. It is easy for even the most well intentioned executives, professionals, and business owners to be caught up in an investigation. As soon as you learn that regulators have you or your business in their sights, you need experienced counsel to protect your rights and resolve the ordeal.

Nexsen Pruet’s White Collar Criminal Defense Group can respond immediately and be on the scene to manage your executive or corporate crisis. Our highly experienced attorneys can handle every stage of defending your business. This includes:

  • Responding to search warrants and subpoenas
  • Internal investigations
  • Public relations and media inquiries
  • Negotiation with law enforcement and regulators
  • Defense through trial and appeal

We also handle:

  • Parallel criminal and civil proceedings
  • Securities litigation (including experience with the SEC and FINRA)
  • Defense of tax, healthcare, mortgage, and other serious fraud charges
  • Pre-indictment negotiations
  • Compliance plans
  • Internal investigations
  • Crisis management
  • False Claims Act cases

Seasoned, knowledgeable attorneys

Nexsen Pruet clients faced with criminal investigations are represented by a strong team. In additional to the principals below, three associate attorneys and two paralegals focus their practice in white collar criminal defense.

Billy Wilkins established our white collar criminal defense team when he retired as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and returned to private practice. Wilkins handles sensitive white collar matters across the Carolinas and elsewhere, at both state and federal levels.

Mark Moore joined the firm in late 2013 after prosecuting more than 1,000 defendants as an assistant U.S. Attorney and state solicitor.

Dan Boyce is a former assistant U.S. Attorney and is regularly quoted in the media on white collar and complex civil matters.

James Galyean is also a former assistant U.S. Attorney, and focuses his practice on white collar litigation, tax investigations, and defense industry matters.

Will Terpening has served as an adjunct law school faculty member teaching trial practice and white collar criminal law, and regularly writes and speaks on issues related to white collar litigation. He has unique experience handling “parallel” white collar, regulatory, and civil proceedings; criminal and civil securities litigation; federal appeals; and corporate crisis response and management.

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