Areas of Practice

White Collar Defense & Government Investigations

We understand the devastating consequences to a person's life or a company's reputation that can result from even an allegation of wrongdoing. We aggressively look for opportunities to head off potential enforcement actions at the earliest opportunity, whether that is through presenting a compelling case to  authorities that a prosecution is not warranted or securing a favorable disposition as efficiently as possible. As former federal prosecutors, we understand how to productively engage with both criminal and civil enforcement agencies and have successfully obtained both declinations and favorable pre-charge dispositions for our clients. Of course, not every prosecution can be avoided, and our experienced trial lawyers are equally adept at presenting compelling cases to juries. We have particular expertise in:

  • Investment Fraud;
  • Securities Fraud and Insider Trading;
  • Corruption Offenses, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
  • Bribery, Honest Services Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice;
  • False Claims Act, Qui Tam, and Whistleblower Matters;
  • Campaign Finance and Ethics Violations;
  • Bank Fraud;
  • Embezzlement; and
  • Mail and Wire Fraud.

Internal Investigations & Compliance

Every business faces unexpected challenges. When those challenges arise, our extensive experience leading complex and sensitive investigations allows us to deliver the facts you need to understand those challenges. We have experience representing both companies and executives in internal investigations and counseling companies on compliance issues. Our experience and knowledge of how regulators and enforcement agencies are likely to respond lets you chart the course that minimizes your risk, properly scope and address issues, and gain certainty. We can help you both resolve outstanding issues and improve your processes and procedures going forward to keep your focus on your business goals.

Complex Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys have practiced at top-50 law firms, clerked for federal appellate and trial courts, and litigated bet-the-company civil cases on behalf of some of the largest companies in the world. Our broad litigation experience includes securities fraud, antitrust, insurance, unfair business practices, business torts, breach of contract, and intellectual property. Our trial experience and focus on preparing cases for trial from day one allows us to achieve favorable results efficiently for our clients. Our opponents know that we are willing to take cases to trial and that we have a winning track record. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique goals and challenges and to develop a strategy to achieve those goals effectively and efficiently.

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