In an environment of heightened government regulation with expanded criminal sanctions for businesses and individuals alike, white collar criminal proceedings represent a particularly complex area that require expertise, not only in criminal law, but also in other legal areas, such as tax, corporate, securities, administrative law, and bankruptcy. Our White Collar Criminal Defense team includes attorneys who are former assistant prosecutors, one of whom was assigned to the Ohio Organized Crime Commission, and litigators experienced in both bankruptcy and complex financial and business transactions. Our attorneys thus have a tremendous depth of experience and knowledge on which they draw to provide aggressive and effective representation in white collar crime cases.
For example, we have represented numerous corporate clients under Federal Grand Jury investigation in a variety of cases – alleged price fixing, fraud in the administration of an employee benefits program, and alleged improper pharmaceutical accounting procedures. In all of these cases, we obtained closure of the investigations without indictments. Likewise, our team has a successful record of representing individuals charged with white collar crimes – a typical example being our representation of a manufacturing company’s Plant Manager charged with a violation of the Clean Air Act in a federal.
prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. In this case, we negotiated a plea agreement with no incarceration. Our attorneys have also successfully represented corporations, individuals, public officials, accountants, and others in investigations of such crimes as securities fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and mail and wire fraud.