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White Collar Crimes: Financially Motivated, Non-Violent

Tharrington Smith’s white collar defense attorneys represent companies and individuals with a broad range of government prosecutions and investigations. Our experienced attorneys are exceptionally knowledgeable of State and Federal Court systems and help our clients to understand this increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Although closely related to theft or larceny charges, white-collar crimes are synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending an array of investigative and enforcement actions, such as:

  • Computer and intellectual property crimes
  • Environmental violations and compliance
  • Export/import violations
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Privacy and cyber security
  • Procurement fraud
  • Securities, financial institution, and accounting fraud
  • Tax offenses
  • False Claims Act

Depending on the charges, white collar crimes may involve a variety of federal and state laws and have a broad range of possible punishments. The federal government takes a particular interest in white collar crimes while taking an increasingly aggressive posture toward businesses and executives. Criminal prosecutions and regulatory investigations have become more complicated and frequent, with added risk to companies and their officers and director. We have experienced attorneys that understand the potential hazards associated with criminal charges. Our attorneys are extremely familiar with white collar crimes and provide the best solutions available for the defense of such prosecution.

Corporate and Government Investigations

There are a number of federal and state agencies that initiate these matters. Our members have decades of experience defending clients in matters involving agencies such as:

Federal Agencies:

  • Dept. of Defense
  • DHHS
  • Dept. of Agriculture
  • EPA
  • FDIC
  • IRS
  • SEC

State Agencies:

  • Consumer Protection Div. NCAG
  • NC DOJ
  • Dept. of Revenue
  • Medicaid Investigation Div.
  • Dept. of Insurance
  • Secretary of State’s Office
  • Securities Division

We also assist in conducting internal investigations to develop and implement successful corporate compliance programs. This assistance helps our clients identify and strengthen their company’s regulatory liability areas and minimize future exposure. Some additional practice areas are:

  • Internal investigations
  • Compliance and internal-controls audits and reviews
  • Criminal appeals
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Representation in government investigations, including grand jury matters
  • Representation in parallel administrative and civil proceedings

Tharrington Smith’s white collar crimes defense attorneys are experienced and accomplished trial attorneys who provide efficient and effective legal representation. Our attorneys understand the potential hazards associated with criminal charges and the solutions available to defend and resolve such prosecutions. Call the White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers at Tharrington Smith for a consultation.

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