White-Collar Crimes & Fraud

Do You Know That You Are at Risk?

Businesses and executives face increased scrutiny from federal and state law enforcement agencies for a wide array of offenses, particularly those subject to complex government regulation, including securities fraud, insider trading, tax evasion, healthcare fraud, money laundering, bank fraud, public corruption, and honest services fraud. However, executives and corporations may not even realize they are at risk of committing a crime.

If you or your company is the subject of a government investigation, there may be complex parallel proceedings to navigate in both civil and criminal forums – and the stakes are high, including steep civil penalties, the loss of professional licenses, reputational harm, and criminal prosecution.

The Right Experience and Intellectual Rigor

Our criminal defense expertise gives us an edge over white-collar crime practices at corporate law firms. We understand the complexities of a government investigation and are not afraid to take cases to trial. As a result, we are able to negotiate aggressively with the government to obtain favorable plea deals for our clients.

Our Boston attorneys have a long history of representing individuals accused of federal crimes. We know the courts, judges, and prosecutors involved in these cases, are well-versed in the relevant laws, and have a detailed and thorough understanding of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

We have successfully defended individuals and corporations during government investigations, administrative enforcement actions, and white-collar criminal prosecutions. We have also conducted internal investigations and counseled clients on compliance issues. Our record of success includes:

  • Obtained a judgment of acquittal from a jury after a multimillion dollar, four-week, federal tax fraud case.
  • Represented a lawyer who was charged with the theft of more than $1 million and negotiated with the government for a term of probation.
  • Defended a client in a $20 million Medicare fraud case where the government retreated from prosecuting the client, who was given only a six-month probation term.
  • Secured a sentence of probation for a client who pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and eight counts of visa fraud.
  • Obtained a split verdict in a perjury case involving false writing on a check (the client was convicted where the documentary evidence was irrefutable, but was acquitted where the evidence was based on the testimony of a witness, receiving only a sentence of probation).
Ready to Defend You

If you are facing a possible government investigation or white-collar criminal charges and need legal advice, please contact us at 617-742-6020 or complete our contact form.

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