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White-Collar and Regulatory Defense

White-Collar and Regulatory Defense

Our white-collar and regulatory practice defends people and businesses against criminal and civil actions by state or federal government agencies or other regulatory bodies.


If you’re the target of a white-collar investigation or the defendant in a criminal case, you need an experienced attorney to stand with you and between you and the government. You simply cannot defend yourself alone. You need solid representation, sound advice, and staunch advocacy. So contact us. We defend against the types of cases listed below, among others, and we’ve been successful at closing investigations, averting indictments, obtaining dismissals, negotiating settlements, and winning trials.

  • Embezzlement
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Mail, bank, and wire fraud
  • Bribery and public corruption
  • Mortgage and investment fraud
  • Government procurement fraud
  • Public and private insurance fraud
  • Securities fraud and insider trading
  • Computer crimes and internet fraud
  • Tax evasion and other controversies
  • Access-device fraud and identity theft
  • Cybercrimes and intellectual-property offenses
  • Criminal counterfeiting and trademark infringement

In the last few years, we have achieved the following results among others.

  • Won not-guilty verdicts on all counts in a multimillion-dollar wire-fraud trial of a chief financial officer
  • Successfully defended a target of one of the largest Medicare-fraud investigations in American history
  • Defended the chief executive officer of a leading computer-parts company in a grand-jury investigation that ran parallel to the company’s civil litigation
  • Negotiated a misdemeanor plea in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) case that could have been filed as a felony but resulted in a modest fine and no probation


We defend people and businesses against civil enforcement actions by administrative agencies. That can be a civil lawsuit by the government in state or federal court, which can result in a judgment for monetary damages, an injunction, restitution, fines, and other penalties. It can also be an administrative hearing before an administrative law judge, which can result in monetary penalties, the loss of your ability to transact business, and other consequences. These civil proceedings sometimes run parallel to an active criminal investigation, or they can kick-start one if they end badly enough.

Whether it’s you or your business that’s in the line of fire, you need experienced counsel to defend you and protect your rights. In the past, we’ve successfully litigated the following cases, among others, and we can help you, too.

  • Defended a bank executive who served as chief credit officer against an enforcement action by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Defended a retail family business against an enforcement action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Defended a spate of administrative actions brought by the California Secretary of State in response to the robo-signing mortgage-foreclosure scandals


Closely related to our civil-enforcement practice, we defend people and businesses against adverse actions by the regulatory boards or bodies that govern their trade, business, or profession. These administrative proceedings can result in monetary penalties as well as the loss of your license or ability to transact business. They also can run parallel to a criminal or civil case or follow closely on the heels of one. But don’t despair. You have rights, and we know how to protect them. We’ll demand the legal process that you’re due, and we’ll defend your livelihood like it was our own.

In this vein, we also defend against college or university disciplinary proceedings that can change the arc of a young person’s life. We know what that can mean to you or your loved ones. We press every point to minimize the harm to your future or theirs.


Whatever your situation, call us today. We will move quickly to defend your case and protect what’s important to you.

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    Irvine Office
    1 Park Plaza
    Suite 600
    Irvine, California 92614

    Phone: (949) 833-7112
    Fax: 714-673-6812

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