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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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...

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Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...

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Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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Sabattus Family's Bat Woes Prompt Bill To Force Real Estate Pest Disclosure

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...