As the regulatory landscape of the country continues to evolve, government regulations are increasingly enforced through criminal prosecution and civil fines. When clients face investigative demands, including subpoenas and other requests for information, Preti Flaherty’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice group provides comprehensive and strategic counsel informed by our extensive experience.

Comprehensive Representation and Defense

We represent clients across the corporate spectrum including corporations, nonprofits, executives, and employees, providing clients with effective counsel in matters including allegations concerning:

  • Healthcare fraud
  • Securities fraud and accounting irregularities
  • False Billing
  • Government contracts
  • Bank, mortgage lending and other financial institutions
  • Professional misconduct, bribery, and gratuities
  • Tax evasion and related issues
  • Antitrust
  • Trade secrets and intellectual property
  • Computer crimes
  • Immigration matters
  • Perjury, obstruction of justice, and witness-related offenses
  • Theft, embezzlement and extortion

Our White Collar Defense and Government Investigations team includes a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, former members of the Criminal Justice and Homicide Bureaus at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, and multiple Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers designations. They are backed by the full force of a seven-time Benchmark Litigation “Firm on the Year.”

Safeguarding Our Clients’ Reputation and Future

We assist clients in responding to grand jury subpoenas and related investigations, investigating alleged employee misconduct, and vigorously defend companies and company officials charged with wrongdoing. Our attorneys routinely audit client policies and practices to prevent misconduct and support them in developing corporate compliance and ethics programs. By leveraging the extensive knowledge of our multifaceted firm, Preti Flaherty’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations team is able to effectively represent clients in a wide variety of criminal matters.

Regulations governing corporate America are constantly in flux, creating challenges for the businesses operating in that realm. Proactively developing sound corporate compliance programs and performing efficient investigations allows our team to develop a strategic plan for safeguarding our client’s reputation in the midst of a crisis.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the twelfth year in a row, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among...

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

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DOL Provides Guidance on Exemption from Paid Leave for Small Businesses

The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits due to COVID-19 but provides that businesses with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt if the obligation would jeopardize...

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...

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Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...