White Collar Criminal Defense / Internal Investigations
White Collar Crime can affect any business
Rothman Gordon’s White Collar Criminal Defense/Internal Investigations practice represents individuals and organizations who are facing internal investigations, grand jury investigations, and federal or state prosecutions. In addition to representing subjects, targets and defendants, we also provide services to victims and witnesses of crimes. White collar crime can include fraud, embezzlement, insider trading, bribery, tax evasion, and forgery. White collar criminal investigations usually take months to conduct, enabling investigators and prosecutors to gather witness statements, documents, information and other evidence long before criminal charges are filed. Consequently, individuals and organizations who are the subjects of such investigations need to quickly assemble a defense strategy, while mitigating risk, misinformation, and bad press.
Rothman Gordon’s Internal Investigations practice helps businesses to conduct an internal investigation to determine whether internal policies or legal requirements are being followed. An effective internal investigation will reveal whether the company’s practices are in line with all regulatory and compliance issues. Our attorneys help our clients to navigate through the investigation process and, whenever possible, to avoid criminal prosecution, civil fines and administrative penalties.
Grand Jury Investigations
A grand jury is a group of citizens empaneled to conduct an investigation into suspected criminal wrongdoing, either at the federal or state level. Grand jury proceedings are coordinated by the United States Department of Justice or by state or local prosecutors. These secret proceedings are used to obtain evidence and documents and to obtain sworn testimonies of witnesses to determine if charges should be brought. We represent grand jury subjects, and witnesses who are asked or compelled to testify in criminal investigations. A subject is someone whose actions are of interest to a Grand Jury. A witness is someone who may be able to provide vital information to a grand jury.
Federal, State and County Prosecutions
The State and County have jurisdiction to prosecute crimes that violate state or county law. The federal government can prosecute crimes that cross state lines or violate federal laws. All groups can work in tandem as well.
Why turn to Rothman Gordon’s White Collar Criminal Defense Team?
Our White Collar Criminal Defense/Internal Investigations team includes a former state court judge, federal prosecutor, and state prosecutor with over 20 years of criminal defense experience. Contact us or call (412) 338-1154.
Our criminal defense experience includes:
- Internal Investigations
- Grand Jury Investigations, both federal and state
- Pre-indictment Investigations and Negotiations
- Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
- Bank Fraud and Mortgage Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Securities and Commodities Fraud
- Fraudulent and False Statements
- Credit Card Fraud
- Computer Fraud
- Bribery and Public Corruption
- Tax Evasion and related tax offenses
- Theft or Embezzlement
- Money Laundering
- Environmental Crimes
- Probation or Parole Violation Matters
- United States Sentencing Guidelines issues
- Compliance Programs for Organizations
- Whistleblowers; False Claims Act
- Administrative/Civil Investigations, such as by the IRS, DEA, and SEC