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White Collar Defense & Investigations

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Our White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations Practice Group represents individuals and corporations, both U.S. and international, in grand jury proceedings, quasi-criminal investigations, administrative and regulatory enforcement proceedings, criminal trials and internal investigations.

The Group successfully defends corporations, corporate executives, individuals and public officials in a wide range of federal or state investigations and prosecutions. The Group also conceives and implements internal investigations for boards of directors, audit committees and senior management in almost every business sector.

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White Collar Defense & Investigations Representative Matters

  • Represented an offshore financial company alleged to have participated in illegal payments to a foreign head of state to secure exclusive construction and telecommunications contracts.
  • Represented a corporation and board of directors alleged to have defrauded and mislead the Department of Defense in the crucial sale of military related components.
  • Represented the Russian-based executive of a large energy company alleged to have engaged in a pattern of money laundering and flight from prosecution.
  • Represented a publicly held corporation in a federal investigation related to the alleged sale and delivery of unsafe and mislabeled military equipment leading directly to threats on U.S. military personnel.
  • Represented a privately held board of directors in an internal investigation and report on the former CEO's personal expenses and travel costs, and whether the company improperly paid such costs as part of the CEO’s overall compensation.
  • Represented a publicly held board of directors investigating allegations of an improper relationship between a senior executive and the COO.
  • Represented a board of directors in an internal investigation regarding allegations of improper board member voting patterns in granting company contracts and compensation. 
  • Represented a highly public scientific research center alleged to have intentionally destroyed and minimized federal research studies in an attempt to secure more congressional funding.
  • Represented a franchisor in a multi-district breach of contract dispute with a franchisee over exclusivity of area of responsibility. Representation included multiple applications for and against temporary restraining orders, and emergent financial applications including allegations of corporate malfeasance.
 

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