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

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

Publication

Maine WC Alert: Updated Version of Notice of Controversy (WCB-9) Must Be Used Effective February 1, 2020

Following the recent statutory changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated the language in Box 22 of the Notice of Controversy. This new version should be used as...

Publication

Maine WC Appellate Division Addresses Refusal of Suitable Work and Notice

The Maine Workers' Compensation Appellate Division recently addressed cases dealing with refusal of suitable work and notice. Both decisions rely heavily on the specific facts of each case. In the context of a refusal...

Publication

Bankruptcy Alert: Significant Implications of the New Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) (the “SBRA”) into law.  Lenders should be aware of the...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...

Event

Ken Rubinstein to Present at Boston Bar Association Brown Bag Lunch

2019 AIA A133 CM at Risk with a Guaranteed Maximum Price – Updates You Should Be Aware Of Ken Rubinstein will present an update on the provisions and implications of the new AIA form...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Event

Tony Manhart and Jason Howe Present Top Ten Construction Contract Tips for ABC of Maine

As part of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Maine Contractor Series, Preti Flaherty attorneys Tony Manhart and Jason Howe will present the Top Ten tips for AIA contracts. ABC is a national association with 72...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...

Publication

Maine WC Alert: MAE Unit Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Recent Amendments

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s Monitoring, Audit & Enforcement Unit has issued a document to provide guidance on complying with certain recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in P.L. 2019, c. 344 (LD...