Criminal Trials: Representing the accused at a criminal trial is the most critical assignment a lawyer can undertake. It is our calling and the heart of our practice. Our lawyers are consistently sought out and hired by clients who need to fight their case at trial. We believe that the best defense is a good offense, we embrace technology, and we know there's no such thing as too much preparation. We have tried some of the most high-profile and complex criminal cases of recent years. Most recently, we represented a world famous scientist in a controversial jury trial that was followed around the world. In 2019, we won an acquittal in a complex Navy SEAL murder case that captivated the nation. In 2018, we secured a complete acquittal in a federal case involving commodities trading - the first and only acquittal of its kind. We also recently won rare counts of acquittal in a fraud trial involving bond trading, and we achieved an outstanding result for a defendant charged with making false statements on national security forms. We have also tried cases involving allegations of insider trading, tax violations, conspiracy, racketeering, drug trafficking, antitrust violations, assault, and a variety of other topics and subjects.
Government Investigations: Our team has decades of experience handling criminal and regulatory investigations for corporate and individual clients. We have represented clients in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Office of Special Counsel, Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, state Attorneys General, District Attorneys offices, a Presidential Commission and the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, among others. When we are retained during a confidential investigative stage, it is our goal, where possible, to resolve the matter before charges are filed or the case becomes public. In recent years, we have convinced the DOJ, the SEC and the CFTC to abandon investigations, withdraw Wells Notices, and reverse recommendations to file charges. We have also successfully negotiated immunity agreements and non-prosecution agreements for our corporate and individual clients.
Civil Trials: We believe the best results are achieved when the opposition knows you will take your case to trial. Some of America’s most successful and innovative companies have entrusted us with their complex matters. A famed women’s shoe designer. A world-renowned real estate development company. A prestigious private equity firm. A groundbreaking life sciences corporation. A legendary entertainment club, and a leading woman-owned recruiting agency. Our lawyers have tried a broad mix of civil cases across a wide range of industries and subject matters. The Stratton Oakmont ("Wolf of Wall Street”) injunction case. The FIRREA case against Countrywide and one of its executives. The Nasdaq market-makers litigation that resulted in permanent structural changes to the OTC equities markets. The multi-billion dollar class action against vitamin manufacturers. We’ve done commercial matters, mass torts, intellectual property, products liability and more. When businesses and executives have their backs against the wall, we can help them fight their way out.