As government investigations continue to increase in corporate America, and focus on individuals as well as corporations, so do the penalties. Preti Flaherty's White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice Group has a strong background in representing companies, officers and employees in this critical area of corporate law.

We represent employers in all business sectors, non-profit organizations and individuals in white collar criminal matters ranging from grand jury subpoenas, criminal bank fraud and tax evasion, to healthcare fraud and numerous other criminal matters. Our group has the unique ability to draw on the expertise of the firm's attorneys across many practice areas – from health care to intellectual property, banking, military and insurance fields – for the benefit of our clients.

We assist clients with legal matters such as:

  • Responding to grand jury subpoenas and other requests for information
  • Working with government agencies and prosecutors to quickly resolve allegations
  • Investigating alleged employee misconduct
  • Defending companies and/or company officials charged with wrongdoing
  • Conducting internal investigations for companies
  • Auditing company policies and practices to prevent misconduct
  • Supporting clients in developing corporate compliance and ethics programs


We represent clients in numerous areas including:

  • Health care fraud
  • Securities fraud and accounting irregularities
  • 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