White-Collar Criminal Defense

Allegations of financial wrongdoing carry high stakes. Reputations and livelihoods are at risk, even in situations where the allegations have no basis. We have significant experience defending clients against federal and state financial crimes. From the initial fact-finding phase, through issue identification and strategy development, in negotiations and in the courtroom, we have the acuity and skill to aggressively defend and protect our clients and their interests. Our goal is to achieve the most advantageous outcome and expeditious closure for the client.

We handle a broad range of white-collar crimes, including:

  • Mail fraud and wire fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Public corruption charges
  • Securities fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • RICO (racketeering)
  • Bribery and extortion
  • Embezzlement

Healthcare Fraud

Federal and state authorities have a full arsenal of statutes and regulations in conducting healthcare fraud investigations. We handle complex healthcare fraud matters involving individual practitioners, practice groups, hospitals and medical service centers. Our healthcare fraud matters include:

  • Anti-Kickback Statute violations
  • Violations of self-referral regulations
  • Improper prescription / distribution of controlled substances
  • Use of unlicensed persons
  • Improper billing and coding
  • Medicare / Medicaid fraud
  • Antitrust violations

Cyber Crimes

Businesses and individuals can unwittingly get blindsided by rapidly-evolving laws, regulations, and expansive investigative initiatives regarding cyber security and cyber crimes. We are cognizant of the risks and the need to protect and preserve our clients’ privacy, rights, and interests. We provide representation for investigations and criminal charges for a wide range of cyber-based issues, including:

  • Computer and network intrusions
  • Ransomware
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Cyber stalking
  • Cyber bullying
  • Internet fraud
  • Social networking / email intrusions
  • Illegal file downloading
  • Unlawful digital access

Internal Investigations for New Jersey Businesses

Our significant experience in both complex business litigation and white-collar criminal defense provides a comprehensive base for undertaking an internal investigative initiative, identifying potential vulnerabilities and recommending solutions. Every investigation is conducted with absolute discretion, while ensuring that the interests of the business are fully protected.

On completion of an investigation, we deliver a comprehensive report on areas of risk and potential liabilities, along with recommendations for resolving issues and implementing remedial and preventive measures. In some cases, a thorough internal investigation and follow-up can prevent an outside investigation or bring an investigation to a quick resolution. The internal business services we offer include:

  • Internal investigations in advance of (or in response to) a government inquiry or investigation
  • Design and implementation of corporate compliance protocols
  • Compliance training for corporate officers, executives, and employees