Business institutions and their executives are seeing an increase in investigations, administrative actions, and prosecutions from state and federal governmental authorities. Cooper & Scully’s white collar defense attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively defend against allegations of wrongdoing, such as fraud, embezzlement, and statutory and regulatory violations. By employing former state prosecutors, Cooper & Scully’s attorneys understand how government attorneys view, prepare, and prosecute white collar criminal cases routinely and consistently use their experience and knowledge to protect clients’ interests every step of the way.
Cooper & Scully’s white collar criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled a variety of criminal defense matters in jurisdictions throughout the country, including, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Healthcare claims, including healthcare fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and False Claims Act matters
- Securities fraud
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
- Corporate liability
- Banking violations and regulatory actions
- Tax violations, including cases brought by the Internal Revenue Service and United States Department of Justice
- Antitrust violations
- Money laundering
- Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act
- Public corruption
- Drug offenses
- Responding to subpoenas, grand jury investigations and subpoenas, and witness, subject, and target letters
Cooper & Scully’s attorneys work diligently to avoid the filing of charges against its clients. In those cases where charges are filed and indictments are returned, Cooper & Scully has vast experience successfully preparing cases for trial and trying cases. Furthermore, where appropriate, Cooper & Scully attorneys have experience in successfully negotiating pleas on behalf of its clients. At all times, Cooper & Scully will work to minimize the stress and risks to its clients’ professional and personal reputations and business operations that can follow from an indictment for a criminal matter or the public knowledge of the commencement of an investigation.
In addition to representing clients in criminal matters, Cooper & Scully’s attorneys routinely assist, participate in, and run internal investigations into any number of matters. In the face of heightened statutory and regulatory enforcement (coupled with the financial incentive often available to whistleblowers and relators), businesses must be vigilant in protecting themselves against statutory and regulatory violations. As such, Cooper & Scully has significant experience performing and managing the results of internal investigations in the financial, healthcare, and energy industries both before and after governmental inquiry.
Finally, the firm’s white collar criminal defense lawyers often consult on matters of regulatory compliance in many industries, including the healthcare and banking industries.