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

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Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...

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Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...

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How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...

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Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

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Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...

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Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...

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What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

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Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...

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Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, and Ellie Quinby filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced labor, intimidation, coercion...