White Collar Defense & Investigations / Criminal Law

Our Criminal Law Practice offers specialist expertise to individual and corporate clients. Our representations range from aggressively litigating in defense of criminal prosecutions to routinely counseling clients on preventive measures, compliance programs and the collateral consequences of criminal proceedings.

Our lawyers are expert at defending in all kinds of criminal investigations and prosecutions and we cover every aspect of the criminal justice system. We offer a personalized and committed service. Your case will be dealt with by a senior, experienced lawyer, who can draw on expertise from colleagues in other departments of our law firm, where necessary. Your case is handled with the highest level of sensitivity and we aim to work in partnership with you to manage your case. Our defence lawyers are accessible and approachable and will keep you fully informed about your case in jargon-free language.

For those working in the business sector, we offer a dynamic and personal approach to the handling of your case. We successfully defend corporations, senior corporate executives, boards of directors and public officials in a wide range of state investigations and prosecutions, and conduct sensitive internal investigations for leading companies in almost every business sector. Our lawyers can provide you with advice and representation at the earliest stage of an investigation, often before you are interviewed by any authorities or in relation to internal company investigations. Our representation always takes into account our client’s needs to manage litigation efficiently and to weigh the risks and benefits of going to trial or negotiating a resolution.

We have defended many prominent companies and executives against a variety of state prosecutions, and conducted numerous sensitive internal investigations, in a vast array of substantive areas including:

  • Anti-money laundering
  • Antitrust – Cartel offences
  • Computer, internet and intellectual property crimes
  • Environmental violations and compliance
  • Health care fraud
  • Privacy
  • Procurement fraud
  • Securities, financial institution and accounting fraud
  • Tax offenses
  • Defamation
  • Media regulation
  • Product criminal liability

Anti-money laundering Antitrust – Cartel offences Computer, internet and intellectual property crimes Environmental violations and compliance Health care fraud Privacy Procurement fraud Securities, financial institution and accounting fraud Tax offenses Defamation Media regulation Product criminal liability We are highly experienced in providing skilled and confident representation to individuals and corporations in every phase of complex white collar criminal matters, including, when necessary, appeals of unfavorable rulings and defending against appeals by the government. In addition, we regularly conduct sensitive internal investigations of potential wrongdoing for corporations, board audit committees, special committees and general counsels. We often advise clients and create corporate compliance processes and internal control reviews and audits to reduce the risk of criminal charges and regulatory investigations.

We proceed with discretion, but thoroughly, to gather and analyze data from individuals and documents on claims of illegal bribes, insider trading, breaches of fiduciary duty, alleged accounting irregularities, fraud, money laundering, network misconduct and theft of trade secrets, violations of government contract regulations, and health care fraud. We make independent assessments and recommendations to our clients, recognizing that early and aggressive crisis management can enhance a corporation’s credibility with law enforcement officials, regulators and the investment and eliminate or mitigate the corporation’s exposure.

Our Criminal Law Practice is frequently retained by clients to provide a wide variety of services, including:

  • Representation in trials
  • Criminal appeals
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Representation in legislative investigations
  • Regulatory defense
  • Compliance and internal-controls reviews and audits