White Collar Defense 2017-07-13T13:33:24+00:00

Practice Area

White Collar Defense

Navigating a white-collar matter requires sophistication, experience, and a dogged attention to detail. Mr. Winston has deep white-collar experience working on a broad array of investigations for different types of clients. For example, he has worked on high-profile cases that went to trial as well as on lesser known cases that were discreetly dismissed. Mr. Winston has also defended company executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees in various types of prosecutions and related complex litigation matters.

In regulatory enforcement matters, Mr. Winston has significant experience working for public and private companies in the energy, oil and gas, maritime, mining, financial services, and healthcare industries. Knowing how to navigate complex regulations and assess the varying degrees of liability (both civil and criminal) can be the key to successfully handling a regulatory enforcement action and any related compliance issues. Mr. Winston has also worked on numerous internal investigations both domestically and internationally.

Representative White-Collar Practice Area Experience:

  • Grand Jury Investigations and Subpoenas
  • Internal Investigations
  • Environmental Violations and Criminal Charges
  • Healthcare Violations and Criminal Charges (including healthcare fraud)
  • False Claim Act Litigation and Prosecution
  • Wire Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Racketeering
  • Conspiracy

Experience with prosecutions and enforcement actions by the following government agencies:

  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • The Bureau of Safety and Enforcement (BSEE)
  • The Coast Guard
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • And the Louisiana state government equivalents of the above