Practices

White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations

Government scrutiny of corporate conduct has high-stakes ramifications for executives and organizations. Our attorneys conduct internal investigations and represent clients facing actual or threatened enforcement. We also represent clients in civil fraud litigation and administrative proceedings.

Our lawyers assist both corporate and individual clients in responding to government inquiries, ranging from Department of Justice criminal and civil investigations to federal agency investigations to state Attorney General investigations. While we strive to resolve matters prior to court proceedings, we have a track record of success defending clients at trial.

Several of our attorneys have worked at federal and state government agencies and are familiar with their inner workings. Among our most senior lawyers are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, former federal and state prosecutors, and former public defenders.

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Experience 

Government Investigations and White Collar Defense

  • We represented the former mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in defense of multiple counts of theft and bribery. The client was initially charged with 499 counts of violating various Pennsylvania criminal statutes. Upon motion filed by defense, court dismissed over 300 of the counts. The client ultimately pled to lesser counts and was given probation.
  • We represented a former Philadelphia Traffic Court Administrative Judge, who was indicted alongside eight other judges by a federal grand jury in a nationally publicized case involving the alleged fixing of traffic tickets at the Philadelphia Traffic Court. After a two-month trial in federal court in Philadelphia, the client was acquitted of all charges.
  • We represented a publicly-traded energy company in a DOJ investigation relating to the company's participation in the political process. After a lengthy investigation, the government declined to pursue charges against the company or its executives.

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