White Collar Defense

Our lawyers have defended clients facing federal and state investigations involving a range of substantive areas, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, securities fraud, tax fraud, insider trading, public corruption, money laundering, corporate embezzlement, and mortgage fraud.

Our attorneys have represented clients in criminal, civil and regulatory investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General, Food & Drug Administration, Congressional Committees, and various state Attorneys General.  Our attorneys have experience representing clients in parallel investigations by multiple regulators.  We strive to resolve matters discreetly, without prosecution or other public action.

Some of our lawyers’ representative engagements include:

  • Representation of a medical device company in a False Claims Act Qui Tam action where the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland intervened to pursue FCA allegations relating to purported off-label promotion. The client paid one of the lowest settlements in the past several years for any comparable FCA case in the District of Maryland and, unlike several of its peers, was not required to enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement.
  • Representation of more than 300 Americans who were injured, or whose loved ones were killed or injured, by Iranian-backed terrorists called Jaysh al-Mahdi in an internationally publicized Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit against five large medical supply companies who allegedly made corrupt payments that helped fund terrorist attacks against Americans in Iraq.
  • Representation of a former senior Bush administration official who was the target of a federal criminal investigation concerning allegations of obstruction of justice and evidence destruction. The matter was resolved with the client pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count.
  • Representation of an individual who brought discrimination-related allegations against a prominent international law firm.
  • Representation of a security contractor who was a key person in an internationally publicized multi-year federal criminal investigation and proceeding concerning a high-profile shooting incident in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Representation of 15 employees of a private equity firm during parallel U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations alleging securities fraud.
  • Representation of a former federal prosecutor charged with obstruction of justice based upon his alleged suppression of exculpatory evidence during one of the first terrorism prosecutions following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

You are advised that not all client results are included and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.