What We Do

Our team has vast experience assisting individuals and corporations in connection with criminal investigations and proceedings as well as internal investigations. Our practice is national in nature and frequently involves cross-border activity. In past cases spanning a wide range of subject matter, we have advised on matters involving the following alleged activity and substantive areas of law:

  • Antitrust
  • Bribery
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberstalking and harassment
  • Embezzlement
  • Environmental
  • Extortion
  • False Claims Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Fraud
  • Healthcare
  • Import and export violations
  • Martin Act
  • Real estate fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud

In addition, we have an active practice representing individuals (both victims and accused offenders) and institutions in Title IX investigations, and more broadly in sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual discrimination matters. In these and other sensitive areas, we treat clients and witnesses alike with dignity and compassion informed by our interpersonal skills and deep experience. That approach also allows us effectively to navigate complex interactions with agencies and prosecutors.

Who We Represent

  • We represent both individuals and corporations facing state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. We also frequently assist corporations in conducting internal investigations.

Why We Win

Led by two seasoned trial lawyers, one a former public defender and the other a former prosecutor, our team has hard-won insight into the prosecutorial mindset of government and law enforcement agencies. That insight, along with our ability to identify core issues and critical information quickly, enhances our ability to defend against criminal charges—or, in many cases, avoid them altogether.

At all stages of an investigation or prosecution, we represent our clients with a view to a potential trial. We are aggressive trial lawyers with extensive experience trying criminal matters in federal, state, and international courts. We bring that experience to bear in all aspects of our trial work—from jury selection to witness questioning to closing argument—along with a determination to achieve winning results for our clients. 

Our lawyers have represented:

  • The former general counsel of a pharmaceutical distributor and health care information technology company, who was acquitted in a widely publicized criminal trial stemming from a securities scandal that led to $9 billion in investor losses.
  • An international metals company in a federal criminal investigation, a government civil forfeiture action, and related private civil actions involving charges of tariff violations and international smuggling.
  • An energy corporation in a criminal case arising from the California energy crisis, which resulted in non-prosecution agreements for both the company and certain of its officers.
  • A Japanese electronics executive in a criminal antitrust case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice in which the DOJ declined to prosecute after a three-year investigation.
  • The president of a housing development and sales corporation in a six-year federal mortgage fraud investigation resulting in no charges being filed against the individual.
  • Real estate developers in New York Attorney General Martin Act investigations and related criminal investigations by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
  • Business owners in fraud, larceny, and racketeering investigations by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, resulting in no charges being filed.
  • Business owners in separate bribery and government corruption cases investigated by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York, resulting in no charges being filed.
  • A waste disposal corporation in a criminal case charging the corporation and the former mayor of San Jose, California, with bribery and misapplication of public funds, in which we obtained dismissal of all charges against the corporation prior to trial.
  • An individual who entered a plea to charges arising from an international sanctions violation, which resulted in the individual receiving a favorable sentence far below the federal guidelines calculation.