Traditional examples include fraud, embezzlement, and corruption. Other examples include healthcare fraud and offshore/environmental crimes.
Not all criminal defense attorneys have experience with white-collar cases. You need an attorney who has the sophistication, experience, and dogged attention to detail that a white-collar matter requires. It is also critical to have an attorney who understands how business and industry work.
I started my legal career in the white-collar section of Jones Walker LLP where I spent five years developing deep white-collar experience representing individuals and companies who were under investigation. I also have a master’s degree in law and business and have personal experience counseling my family’s businesses. In short, I’m a white-collar attorney who understands how businesses of all shapes and sizes work.
In the past, I have represented individuals and companies in the energy, oil and gas, maritime, mining, financial services, and healthcare industries. I have also represented professionals like doctors, engineers, and other lawyers. 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 white collar matter, whether it’s a criminal investigation, a regulatory enforcement action, or a related internal investigation.