Financial Crimes Lawyer
White collar crime cases usually involve alleged deception to procure financial gain. White collar charges include, but are not limited to, the following transgressions: fraud (such as securities, bank, or healthcare fraud), money laundering, insider trading, market manipulation, obstruction of justice, false statements to government agents, kickbacks, bribery, embezzlement, and antitrust violations.
If you have been accused of white collar crimes, you could be facing significant jail time as well as financial penalties. White collar crime punishment and jail sentences can vary widely, depending upon the severity of the crime as well as the defendant’s circumstances and criminal history.
When criminal investigations or prosecutions are involved, it is imperative to have an experienced white collar attorney who can protect you.
The white collar defense lawyers at Warren Law Group have represented companies of all sizes as well as individuals and corporate executives accused of financial or other crimes by, among other agencies, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the SEC, the CFTC, the FDIC, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Health and Human Services, and state prosecutors. Our team represents clients targeted in government investigations, regulatory and court proceedings, and internal corporate investigations.
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Governmental Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement
If you have received a letter, notice, or subpoena from the DOJ, the SEC, FINRA, or a state securities regulator regarding an investigation into you or your financial services firm, you must hire an experienced attorney to prepare a narrative that seeks to clear and absolve you from any alleged crimes, regulatory issues, or securities violations.
Failure to comply with SEC, FINRA, or state regulations can result in one or more of the following: an enforcement action, a bar from the industry, civil fines, or forfeiture. If you or your firm becomes the subject of an investigation or regulatory enforcement action, you may be asked for a proffer session or on-the-record (OTR) testimony. It is imperative to approach this interview or testimony with a sound legal strategy. How you present your information at this interview or testimony can make the difference between no further action being taken against you or your firm, or the investigation escalating into a criminal indictment or enforcement proceeding. The experienced attorneys at Warren Law Group can help you prepare your best possible defense.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can be personally charged if you participated in the illegal activity within the company.
The best way to protect yourself and your company during a federal or state white collar criminal investigation is to hire experienced white collar defense counsel. It is also critical to send out a ‘hold notice’ to employees, advising them not to destroy any documents relevant to the investigation. It may also be advisable to conduct an internal investigation concerning the relevant issues.
White collar crimes are prosecuted by government attorneys, known as prosecutors.
White collar crimes are investigated by government agencies such as the US Department of Justice, the US Attorneys' Offices, the FBI, the IRS, and the US Postal Inspection Service.
“White collar” crime refers to a broad range of non-violent, criminal, often financially related, offenses that are investigated by prosecutors and government agencies. Some common types of white collar crime include securities and bank fraud, healthcare, money laundering, embezzlement, insider trading, and obstruction of justice.
Punishments for a white collar crime vary depending on the case, the judge, and your attorney. However, some of the most common punishments include:
- House arrest
The experienced white collar defense attorneys at Warren Law Group work extremely hard to provide you with the best possible outcome.
White collar crime can result in criminal prosecutions, not civil actions.
A grand jury subpoena is a tool used by the government to obtain testimony and/or documents during the investigation of potential criminal conduct. If you have received a grand jury subpoena, it is important to exercise caution and take immediate action to protect yourself. To avoid appearing before a grand jury, it is often advisable to provide a voluntary "proffer" interview to the government. Contact our office to connect with one of our experienced white collar criminal defense attorneys who can advise you about your options through this complex process.
Insider trading is illegal and involves the buying or selling of a company’s publicly traded stocks or securities is based on material information about a company that is non-public, or known only by “insiders.” Such trading gives the insider an unfair advantage, and the ability to obtain significant profits over other investors who do not have access to the same information.
If convicted, insider trading can result in civil or criminal charges from the federal government as well as state government. Insider trading penalties can include prison sentences of up to 20 years, multi-million-dollar fines, and sanctions. Often, publicly traded companies have an insider trading policy that applies to employees at all levels as well as consultants, vendors, and other partners in an effort to prevent the sharing of non-public information.
If you have been accused of insider trading, call our experienced white collar crime lawyers today to help you protect yourself, your business, and your future. A member of our team of experienced insider trading attorneys may be able to help you get your charges reduced or dropped. Call us today for a free consultation.
According to the United States Treasury Department, money laundering is the process of causing illegally obtained proceeds (i.e., “dirty money”) to appear legal (“clean”). Money laundering is a serious crime, and is usually considered a felony. If convicted, you could face high fines and a long prison sentence, and you’ll need a money laundering attorney in your corner.
If you have been accused of money laundering, act now and contact our experienced money laundering defense lawyers at Warren Law Group to represent you.
A downward departure occurs when a judge imposes on the defendant a lower sentence than what is suggested by the federal sentencing guidelines. For example, one common way in which a downward departure may be granted is if the defendant is cooperating with the government and providing assistance to law enforcement as part of the criminal investigation. Warren Law Group’s white collar crime lawyers have handled a wide variety of white collar cases for our clients, and can seek to have the prosecutors file a 5k Motion with the court to seek a downward departure. The end result will depend upon the specifics of your individual case.
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"My company, White Collar Advice, has worked with hundreds of defense attorneys since 2009. Without question, David Rosenfield, a Partner at Warren Law Group, is at the top of the list. Our company has referred David at least 10 clients in New York since 2014, when we met. To begin, David is an excellent listener and he has a way of making sure his clients feel comfortable speaking openly and honestly to him--no lawyer can help you unless they know everything. Rather than judge his clients, David listens, then works systematically to create a plan of action. Some clients feel forgotten as soon as they hire and pay a lawyer--not with David. His responsiveness and attention to detail remains consistent throughout the whole process (something our clients really appreciate and need). In the end, our clients always receive better outcomes at sentencing. They also feel as if they have an advocate and friend. To David's credit, he also stays involved post sentencing, something not all lawyers do, in part, because they are not still being paid. David always goes above and beyond: that is not happy talk. Our team has seen his 100% commitment to his clients since 2014, when we met. I trust David so much I have relied on him to refer me to lawyers he knows all the country. To close, David Rosenfield is an ethical, honest and skilled lawyer. I am proud to know and endorse his work."
Why Choose Us?
Our white collar defense and investigations team is highly experienced in representing high profile clients, firms, as well as private individuals. The attorneys at Warren Law Group has successfully represented clients ranging from the President of Guatemala, to billion dollar private equity firms, to members of Lance Armstrong’s cycling team. Our attorneys extensive experience gives them the resources to provide you with world-class service and will fight ferociously to ensure your narrative is properly represented to the government with the goal of a best case scenario outcome.