Our reputation in criminal tax defense helped develop our strengths in white collar crime defense since there is significant overlap in the types of skills needed to successfully defend criminal tax and white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions.
The potential damage to reputation along with other devastating consequences that can result from white collar crime prosecutions informs Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s aggressive approach to preventing indictments. Our attorneys utilize their knowledge of government investigative technique and procedure to mount the best defense upfront to convince government decision-makers that the case is not worthy of prosecution.
If the case moves forward, our experience has taught us to focus on preparation through exhaustive fact-finding, pursuit of all possible defenses, and creative use of experts. Our no-stone-left-unturned approach means that a client can be assured that Chamberlain Hrdlicka will provide the best possible defense to its case should an indictment occur. Our attorneys also have extensive experience in negotiating highly favorable plea deals based on their thorough knowledge of the United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines, government pre-sentence reports (PSR’s), and other highly material factors that can affect sentencing. Some of our notable accomplishments in white collar crime defense:
Types of White Collar Crime Services:
Financial Crimes: Mail & wire fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and RICO violations.
Health Care Fraud: Medicare and/or Medicaid fraud, kickbacks and Stark, billing, insurance fraud
Banking and Financial Fraud: Embezzlement, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, pension fund fraud, currency manipulation, other antitrust violations.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Bribery and corrupt practices to obtain foreign or domestic business.
Environmental Fraud: Violations of the Clean Air Act, TNRCC, CERCLA, Solid Waste Disposal Act, and Clean Water Act.
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Chamberlain Hrdlicka instituted the Diversity and Attorney Development Committee, a cross section of our attorneys, in an effort to foster an inclusive environment among its attorneys and staff. The Firm has long embraced the enduring values of opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and a community of all. We further believe that the Firm, and more importantly, our clients will benefit from the many perspectives and talents of attorneys and staff from different backgrounds.
What does diversity mean to Chamberlain Hrdlicka?
Diversity is absolutely integral to Chamberlain Hrdlicka's vision, strategy, and continued success. It is part of the foundation of our law firm culture. Diversity makes Chamberlain Hrdlicka a better, stronger law firm and a better place to work. It enables us to better serve our diverse clients' needs and provide outstanding service to our clients and communities. And as a result, it makes it possible for us to deliver more value to our clients and the communities in which we live and practice.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka recognizes that by making diversity a competitive advantage, we can:
The Firm has set diversity policies and objectives, and measures success with:
Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Diversity Objectives
We have identified four strategic steps for becoming a more diverse law firm:
1. Executive management team takes responsibility for diversity.
We hold ourselves and others accountable. The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee makes recommendations to our Executive Committee and Practice Section Chairs, and helps ensure that our Firm is making measurable progress in:
2. Our associates participate in the Development and Mentoring Program in an effort to ensure that people from diverse backgrounds are in all levels of the Firm.
The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee in partnership with the Executive Committee and Recruiting Committee are accountable for attracting diverse candidates and for developing and retaining a diverse leadership pipeline. We want management to consider diverse candidates for every open position at the Firm. Chamberlain Hrdlicka has a plan for increasing diversity at the management level.
The American Bar Association has recognized that many female and ethnically diverse attorneys cite the lack of training, client interaction, and opportunities to work on meaningful projects as bases for leaving private law firm practice. As such, the Diversity and Attorney Development Committee has developed and instituted a comprehensive mentoring program to ensure that all associates benefit from equal opportunities to develop their legal skills, and that our clients, in turn, benefit from working with highly skilled associates.
Our diversity objectives will be achieved, in part, by instituting and acting upon policies to ensure that all of our team members have meaningful opportunities and resources for developing their skills and talents.
3. We have long-term relationships with diverse communities.
We use targeted marketing to build awareness of client services we tailor to respond to their needs. Some examples of our Firm's relationships with diverse communities include active participation at all levels in the following organizations:
4. We contribute to the diverse communities in which we live and work.
The Firm's charitable giving benefits diverse communities and we partner with many community-based groups. For example, our Firm's attorneys hold leadership positions, volunteer their time, and/or otherwise support the following diverse organizations:
Our Firm's attorneys hold leadership positions, volunteer their time, and/or otherwise support the following diverse organizations:
The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee makes recommendations to our Executive Committee and Practice Section Chairs, and helps ensure that our Firm is making measurable progress in: