White Collar Criminal Defense
Experience, judgment, courtroom skills, and compassion: That’s what it takes to be an effective and successful white-collar, federal criminal lawyer. As you will see from reviewing the credentials of the members of our white-collar team, every member of our team possesses those qualities (and more).
White-collar and complex regulatory enforcement actions can lead to devastating consequences for individuals and businesses. In addition to potential prison sentences, these matters can ruin a reputation, shutter a business, and have long lasting and negative impacts on an individual and his or her entire family. For that reason, in these matters, you must select a lawyer that not only knows what to do, but that lawyer must also have what it takes to get the job done.
In terms of experience and judgment, there is no other firm with a white-collar bench as deep ours. All of our white-collar lawyers have served in significant and meaningful positions, both in and out of government, including a former Deputy Attorney General, the former Director of the Atlanta Office of the SEC, several former federal prosecutors, and a former federal public defender. Because of our experience and judgment, we have handled matters of national significance, and we are routinely called upon (often by other lawyers) to get involved in matters when the stakes are particularly high.
Our former clients include a U.S. Congressman, a former Governor, Fortune 500 corporations, CEOs, doctors, lawyers, executives and other business persons. In short, we have the experience, wisdom and judgment that are necessary to effectively handle significant white-collar and other sensitive matters.
Quite often, it is far better to get a white-collar or other sensitive matter quietly resolved before it ever reaches a courtroom. And our team is routinely called upon in the early stages of a matter to assess the facts, determine the best course of action and then implement the appropriate plan. Although every case is different, we have successfully resolved very significant white-collar matters, without those matters every seeing the light of day.
But let’s face it, sometimes the regulators or government decision makers will not listen, and they are determined to go forward no matter what. When the government insists on going forward, we are ready, because our lawyers possess the courage, courtroom skills, and compassion to tell your side of the story. Unlike many other firms, our lawyers regularly appear in court, trying cases, litigating evidentiary and pretrial issues, advocating at sentencing proceedings, and doing whatever it takes to stand up for the individuals and the entities that we represent. In order to be an effective courtroom advocate, preparation and hard work are essential. And these days, document dump cases have become the norm. But we are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and dig into the documents and the case law in order to identify and hone the arguments that are likely to prevail in court.