More than ever, experience counts in white-collar criminal defense and corporate investigations.
Today, the lines between criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement are more blurred than ever. Tools formerly devoted to organized crime — wiretaps and body wires, search warrants and informants — are now a regular feature of enforcement actions involving securities fraud, healthcare abuse and public corruption. Not to mention the ever-shifting regulatory landscape that criminalizes previously innocent, customary business conduct when lawmakers feel pressure to “do something.”
Litigators with Lightfoot’s White-Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations practice group serve as trusted, experienced allies to individuals and businesses targeted by prosecutors and enforcement agencies. We represent our clients in federal and state courts, before Congress and federal regulatory agencies, and in internal investigations. Our lawyers also conduct numerous internal investigations for a wide variety of firms and companies, advising senior management and boards of directors in a practical business manner.
We understand what’s at stake and bring a wealth of direct experience to bear on every case. Our group includes a former Special Counsel to Congress and to the Alabama House of Representatives; a former Assistant United States Attorney; and lawyers with accounting and Wall Street backgrounds. Having led the process from the inside, they know how government investigations and prosecutions work. In this video, practice leader Jack Sharman talks about how he applies lessons learned in criminal prosecutions to his work on civil cases.
Lightfoot lawyers provide responsive, hands-on service so that, in many instances, the indictment never happens, the subpoena never issues and the story never breaks. Therefore, it's understandable we cannot share many of our best moments. We are, however, happy to share the results of representations that are public.