White Collar Criminal Defense

Klinedinst’s White Collar Criminal Defense practice group regularly defends corporate and professional clients in government investigations and cases alleging all types of financial and business crimes, including healthcare, real estate, and securities fraud, as well as bribery and public corruption. When facing criminal prosecution, it is essential to work with attorneys who are multi-disciplinary, experienced in a wide array of different practice areas, and trial-ready. In many cases, criminal investigations can spur or spring from civil litigation. Our experienced attorneys can handle the complexity, particularly in cases involving multiple or simultaneous prosecutions, and recognize both the risk and opportunity presented by these parallel proceedings.

Because every white-collar prosecution poses a unique set of challenges, experience in dealing with investigative agencies is paramount when building a defense or resolving a case. Klinedinst attorneys have handled or defended cases involving the following agencies and government bodies:

  • United States Attorney’s Office / Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Military Courts
  • The California Attorney General
  • District Attorneys and City Attorneys in California
  • The State Bar of California
  • The California Board of Accountancy
  • The California Medical Board
  • The California State Contractors Licensing Board
  • Air Pollution Control Districts
  • Regional State Water Boards

The increasing criminalization of acts that were formerly handled in an administrative or civil proceeding demands that a client have representation by attorneys who are comfortable and capable in all of these arenas. Early recognition of the potential for criminal exposure can be critical to the protection of individuals and the preservation of small businesses. From the earliest stages of a criminal investigation to the defense of charges before a jury or government agency, our attorneys have the experience and technical knowledge necessary to wage a vigorous defense. Learn more about our White Collar Criminal Defense group, and contact one of our attorneys featured to the right.