Federal White Collar Crime Defense

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:

  1. Prosecution declined by the Unites States Attorney respecting a national health care equipment supplier after lengthy investigation by multiple Federal agencies.
     
  2. Judgment of acquittal granted by the Court in the prosecution of banker for money laundering.
     
  3. Road contractor acquitted by jury in a bid rigging case.
     
  4. United States Attorney declines prosecution of a mortgage broker in a HUD fraud case.
     
  5. Bankruptcy fraud charge dismissed for a plea to a misdemeanor resulting in probation.

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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    I was the top tax professional at a large corporation and Herb provided tax services to the company. I worked with Herb for at least 20 years and he did an outstanding job for us. You will not find anyone better!

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    I had very unfortunate experience with this lawyer and as a result of my experience I do not recommend Mr. Lowy to any individual clients. Mr. Lowy actively solicited my case only to drop it midway when he was needed the most. He cares more about his business than about his clients. He caused me a lot of inconvenience but did not offer apology or compensation for dropping my matter.

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Diversity

 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:

  • Increase the inclusiveness of the Firm's work environment
  • Better understand our diverse clients' needs
  • Give clients and communities outstanding service
  • Deliver more value to our clients

The Firm has set diversity policies and objectives, and measures success with:

  • Hiring, retaining, and promoting diverse attorneys and staff
  • Serving diverse clients
  • Partnering with diverse communities

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:

  • Diversity education
  • Recruiting and placement efforts of diverse attorneys and staff members
  • Building a management team inclusive of people of color, women, and other diverse groups

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:

  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials
  • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia
  • Houston Minority Owned Businesses
  • Houston Women Owned Businesses

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:

 

  • 11Alive Community Service
  • Agape Center
  • AIDS Atlanta
  • American Jewish Committee
  • Atlanta Women's and Children's Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
  • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Buckhead Lion's Club
  • ClubBlue (Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta)
  • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
  • Georgia Equality
  • Georgia Justice Project
  • Green Law
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
  • Helping Elder Hands (Houston Young Lawyers Association)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Law Day (Houston Bar Association)
  • LegalLines (Houston Bar Association)
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  • Restoring Hope In New Orleans
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • The Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning
  • The Shepherd Center
  • Tomorrow's Attorney Pipeline Program
  • Truancy Intervention Project 
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church Task Force on Poverty
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Our Firm's attorneys hold leadership positions, volunteer their time, and/or otherwise support the following diverse organizations:

  • 11Alive Community Service
  • Agape Center
  • AID Atlanta
  • American Jewish Committee
  • Atlanta Women's and Children's Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
  • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Buckhead Lion's Club
  • ClubBlue (Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta)
  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials 
  • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
  • Georgia Equality
  • Georgia Justice Project
  • Green Law
  • Helping Elder Hands (Houston Young Lawyers Association)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia 
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta 
  • Law Day (Houston Bar Association)
  • LegalLines (Houston Bar Association)
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  • Oceans for Youth
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta 
  • Restoring Hope In New Orleans
  • Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • The Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning
  • The Shepherd Center
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church Task Force on Poverty
  • Tomorrow's Attorney Pipeline Program
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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:

  • Diversity education
  • Recruiting and placement efforts of diverse attorneys and staff members
  • Building a management team inclusive of people of color, women, and other diverse groups