After the “Great Recession,” the near-collapse of the American banking system, and highly publicized trials for insider trading (Martha Stewart, Doug DeCinces, Jeffrey Skilling), companies and individual executives have increasingly found themselves under a government magnifying glass.
This heightened scrutiny has not been confined to regulatory action but has often resulted in criminal investigations and prosecutions. Enforcement actions have increased in health care, securities, banking, antitrust, government contracting, mortgage loan fraud, and under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, to name just a few. Executives are sometimes shocked to find what they see as simple their business decisions may lead the government to seek felony convictions, lengthy prison terms and enormous fines.
Our attorneys have deep experience in defending these types of cases due to their backgrounds in government service for the district attorney, federal public defender and Department of Justice. Together they have decades of experience. Several are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for White Collar Criminal Defense, one was named Lawyer of the Year in the field, and another was recognized in 2021 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the “Top 100 White Collar Lawyers in California.”