Our white collar team regularly provides corporations, businesses and professional clients with effective and veteran legal representation for a wide range of white collar criminal matters.
Our litigators are committed to getting results on behalf of our clients, thoroughly preparing each case. They conduct in-depth research in each matter, understanding what must be presented for a successful outcome. They prepare for each case in a streamlined matter, skilled in condensing large amounts of financial data and evidence to a manageable and compelling presentation at trial.
We provide representation in a comprehensive range of white collar and fraud charges. These include:
- Medicaid fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Health care fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Bid rigging
- Tax fraud
- Mail and wire fraud
- Security fraud
- Identity fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Organized crime
- Money laundering
- Environmental fraud
- Government contract fraud
- Public corruption
- Theft of trade secrets and proprietary information
- Ponzi schemes
Our representation extends to all stages of white collar criminal investigations and prosecution, both in federal and state courts. Our counsel begins immediately, and we will guide you in how to respond to grand jury subpoenas for documents and testimony.
Following a potential indictment, however, we are equipped to see the case through pretrial and trial, as well as any necessary appeals processes. When available and appropriate, we will negotiate fair and equitable resolutions for our clients. Our trial lawyers are not afraid to take a case to court.
Our attorneys conduct internal investigations into allegations of wrongdoing and provide legal options to companies, including cooperation with the proper authorities.
Internal investigations can take many forms, including investigating:
- Non-compliance with federal and state regulations
- Embezzlement of company funds
- Selling narcotics on company property
- Taking kickbacks or other monetary incentives
- Other violations or criminal laws, causing damage to the client
- Employee stealing and employee fraud
- Making false statements and employee fraud
- Making false statements
- Fraud against vendors or customers
- Government contract fraud
- Other government investigations
We are able to guide companies through the legal options at your disposal. This includes how to proceed with self-reporting to the proper government agencies and prosecutors, as well as the preparation of any witnesses required to testify.
In reporting the offense and the actions taken by the organization, we can help to mitigate the potential backlash or charges that could be filed against you. Your best interest is our highest priority, and you can be assured that we will skillfully fight to defend your organization.
In many instances, a successful internal investigation results in the matter not becoming public knowledge. However, we are experienced in handling high-profile investigations that result in the public confidence being restored.
We have worked with multiple local, state and federal agencies and investigatory bodies. Federal authorities we have worked with include the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Secret Service, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a variety of federal inspector generals' offices, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Postal Inspection Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Homeland Security. State and local agencies we have dealt with include the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), the Indiana State Police (ISP), the Indiana Inspector General, the Indiana Secretary of State Securities Division, a substantial number of county prosecutors' offices, the Attorney General's Office, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers (DNR) and the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM).
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2021 – Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Tier 1 – Indianapolis Metropolitan Area
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- February 16, 2018
- December 4, 2017
Presentations & Events
- SmithAmundsen, Webcast, June 16, 2021