Businesses and individuals across a broad spectrum of industries are facing increasing scrutiny of their business conduct by federal and state prosecutors. Government investigations—whether criminal, civil, or administrative—pose substantial and, at times, existential risk to highly regulated businesses.
The attorneys in our White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Group have the skill and experience to help clients successfully navigate the investigation process. In many cases, we have convinced the government to close an investigation without taking enforcement action. In situations where charges cannot be avoided, our attorneys, leveraging their deep trial experience, are ideally positioned to provide our clients with an effective defense.
We represent clients at every stage of the investigation and enforcement process—from grand jury subpoenas or civil investigative demands through trials and appeals in both state and federal courts. Our group routinely draws on the talents of our Health Care & Life Sciences and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices when responding to matters in related industries. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that our clients have access to a defense team that (i) begins each representation with an understanding of a client’s business and (ii) is well positioned to provide government investigators with a business context that often makes a difference in how a matter is resolved.
In the early stages of every investigation, we work hard to avoid an unfavorable charging decision. From the outset, our attorneys have credibility with the government investigators and prosecutors because the government recognizes our ability to obtain favorable results for clients through litigation and at trial.
In addition to matters with the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and federal and state investigative agencies, we also handle collateral enforcement litigation, including proceedings with the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as state and federal professional disciplinary authorities.
Epstein Becker Green’s white collar litigators include the former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, who later served as acting Attorney General of the United States, as well as former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, state prosecutors, and criminal defense attorneys who have successfully represented clients in a range of cases, from financial crimes—such as False Claims Act violations, health care fraud, financial institution fraud, insider trading, and tax and securities fraud—to public corruption and crimes under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
Range of White Collar Defense Matters We Handle
We offer comprehensive legal support for clients in the following areas:
- COVID-19-related Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) compliance
- False Claims Act defense in health care and life sciences
- White collar criminal and fraud defense matters
- Internal corporate investigations
- Individual and corporate criminal defense matters involving:
- Antitrust violations
- Asset forfeiture
- Bank fraud
- Customs violations
- Dietary supplement fraud
- Environmental violations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Government contracting
- Health care fraud
- Money laundering
- Public corruption
- Securities fraud
- Tax fraud