White Collar Investigations & Defense

Norris McLaughlin recognizes every white collar criminal case has the potential to change lives forever.

A cornerstone of our white-collar criminal practice, including white collar investigations and defense, is centered on protecting corporations and business people in both federal and state matters. 

We help corporations prepare and implement federal guidelines compliance programs. We help clients undertake internal investigations, improve internal security, and create and carry out education programs for leaders so they know how to avoid involvement in corporate criminal activities.

Who We Are 

For those accused of a white collar crime, enlisting the advice and help of a credible and qualified criminal defense attorney is crucial to the outcome of the case and the future. Not only are those accused of  white collar crime at risk of penalties such as imprisonment, fines and more; they also risk loss of reputation and the opportunity for a successful and productive future. 

Because of the nature of these offenses and the potential significant consequences for those convicted of white collar crime, individuals who face charges or involvement in these matters should seek counsel as early as possible.

Norris McLaughlin’s criminal defense attorneys represent individuals and businesses in connection with criminal matters at the county, state, and federal levels. We handle cases every step of the way from investigations through trial, and if necessary, in appellate courts. 

Our goal is to provide clients with comprehensive, accessible representation. We recognize the sensitive nature of criminal investigations and prosecutions, and we work to establish client relationships based on trust and open communication.

Our firm is able to protect clients more fully by using the knowledge and experience of our Norris McLaughlin practice groups including employment and education, taxation, banking and finance, and business operations. Our corporate, commercial and civil litigation and other practice group areas strengthen our criminal defense attorney team.

We’re poised to tap extensive resources to bring into balance the government’s power when prosecuting criminal cases.

Who We Help

We represent people facing criminal investigations conducted by the DOJ, FBI, IRS, DEA, SEC and other federal and state law enforcement agencies.  

We’ve successfully represented clients involved in grand jury investigations and proceedings and have helped individuals navigate Fifth Amendment issues. We aggressively represent our clients’ interests with a goal of avoiding prosecution.

Our team of criminal defense attorneys has the experience, skills, and tools to handle all criminal matters. Because criminal charges may implicate and impact other rights, we draw from a talented pool of attorneys working in focus areas across our law firm’s spectrum.

What We Do

Every case receives our team-oriented approach to develop a unique and effective defense. The foundation of every defense rests upon the complete understanding of the law. From that starting point we closely examine evidence and work to identify weaknesses in the government’s case.  Pretrial motion practice often provides a critical part of our strategy, as does working closely with outside experts. Before resolving a criminal case, we explore all available options to achieve the best result for our client.

People in need of criminal representation often find themselves in the midst of the most challenging period of their lives. Our client commitment is to treat every case like it is our own and to assist our clients, and their loved ones, with navigating the criminal justice system.

Our association with Meritas allows us to assist clients around the world.

Our substantial experience and involvement in white collar criminal issues includes: 

  • Tax Fraud
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Movement of Money
  • Securities Violations
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Antitrust
  • The full range of grand jury investigation for business-related crimes such as fraud, bribery, mail and wire fraud

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