Practice/Industry Group Overview
White Collar Criminal Defense Litigation
"White collar" and business offenses are now a priority to federal and state law enforcement authorities, and convictions can sometimes implicate punishment more serious than violent crimes.
The Criminal Practice Group at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer has experience guiding professionals and business leaders and their companies through criminal investigations and the related, and often complex, civil and regulatory implications arising from allegations of criminal conduct. Representation is available for:
- Complex criminal and civil commercial fraud litigation
- Criminal tax litigation
- Corporate and internal investigations
- Environmental litigation
- Securities fraud litigation
- Subpoena Compliance
Our criminal defense attorneys represent individuals and companies in complex criminal investigations, and also in setting up systems, procedures and policies to prevent future situations that may create criminal liability for an individual or company.
Insurance Fraud, Health Care and Professional Licensing
The regulatory environment can be a minefield for health care practitioners. Insurance fraud and health care fraud related offenses can result in substantial criminal and civil penalties including loss of freedom, fines and loss of professional licensing. The penalties relating to charges of insurance fraud have become increasingly draconian and should be a concern for all practitioners. Our practice group provides representation in the following areas:
- Medicaid/Medicare fraud investigations and defense
- Insurance fraud investigations and defense
- Administrative actions involving discipline and licensing of health care professionals
We work in conjunction with the firm's administrative law, pharmacy law and healthcare law practices to provide quality advice and representation to pharmacists, medical professionals, healthcare practice groups and hospitals. Clients with all types of professional licenses (real estate salespeople and brokers, pharmacists, doctors, nurses, chiropractors, morticians, and many others) and clients whose employment depends on licensure from the Waterfront Commission, must take particular care to protect their ability to earn a living. Our attorneys have represented clients in virtually every regulated professional occupation.