Practice

White Collar Criminal Defense:  Individuals and companies engage us to represent them in federal grand jury investigations, help them avoid indictment, and defend them vigorously in trials when necessary.  We are seasoned trial lawyers with deep experience investigating, prosecuting, and defending against a vast range of allegations, including: investment fraud, price fixing, healthcare and insurance fraud, tax evasion, forfeiture, intellectual property theft, food and drug safety, and political corruption.

Corporate Internal Investigations and Governance:  Executives, directors, board committees, and organizations retain us to conduct or represent them in internal investigations. We advise directors and executives on governance obligations and assist with structural issues, such as board committee composition or the optimal roles of board members.  We work with companies’ legal and compliance teams on risk diagnostics and compliance program implementation.

Civil Litigation and Arbitration:  We handle complex disputes for individuals and organizations asserting or defending against state and federal claims. We have experience in federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) as well as in California coordinated proceedings (JCCP).

Securities-Related Defense:  We represent individuals and companies in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other government and self-regulatory bodies, involving claims such as accounting irregularities, internal controls deficiencies, and abusive trading.

Crisis Management:  Organizations and executives contending with corporate crises retain us to help them develop internal and external communication strategies and remedial plans and to coordinate interactions among the companies’ response teams, outside professionals, and government representatives.

Appeals:  We brief and argue criminal and civil cases in federal and state appellate courts.

Dispute Resolution Services:  We find creative and effective ways to help parties settle disputes.  We have conducted dozens of mediations and can assist in resolving entire cases, narrowing contested legal or factual issues, or simplifying complex damages issues.