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

Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2023 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2023 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...

Publication

Maine Workers’ Compensation New Year Update 2023

The new year brings proposed legislation, an update to the Medical Fee Schedule, and two recent decisions from the Appellate Division. Proposed Legislation Workers’ compensation bill LD 53 (HP 28) would amend 39-A M.R.S.A...

Event

Bodie Colwell will be a Featured Panelist at ABI Annual Spring Meeting

Bodie Colwell will be a featured panelist on "Danger Ahead! Avoiding and Addressing Ethical Landmines in Attorney Engagement and Compensation" at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Annual Spring Meeting. The panel focuses on disputes regarding engagement...

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Maine Lawyers and Judges Once Again Show Overwhelming Support of Campaign for Justice

2022 proved to be another challenging year for Mainers. Skyrocketing inflation, an uncertain economic future, an ongoing housing crisis and more factors continue to push more at-risk individuals into a tight spot. Maine’s civil...

Press Coverage

What’s Inside Maine Freight Trains? Public Can Only Hazard a Guess

Due to an exemption from the state's Freedom of Access Act, Maine residents are prevented from reviewing information regarding the transportation through their communities via freight trains of potentially hazardous materials. Rail industry officials...

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Enforcers Make It Easy to Report Cartels

This article was originally published in the American Bar Association  Antitrust Newsletter  on February 8, 2023.  Did you know that global competition enforcers have easy-to-find websites to encourage reporting of anticompetitive conduct? Not only...

Publication

FY2024 H-1B Registration Fact Sheet for Employers

Registration Process To file H-1B petitions subject to the FY2024 cap for an employee, you must first electronically register and pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration. The electronic registration includes basic information about...

News

Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2023 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

For the second time, Preti Flaherty attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by the esteemed legal publication Lawdragon as an elite practitioner in the field of energy law. Jeff is the only Maine-base lawyer...

Press Coverage

Authorities Refuse to Release Records for Maine School Shooter Hoax Calls

On November 15, 2022, multiple law enforcement agencies in Maine received false calls alerting police to active shooter situations at several high schools throughout the state. In the wake of this widespread hoax, the Kennebec...

Event

Jeff Talbert to Moderate Panel on PFAS Regulatory Action at ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference

Jeff Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty's Environmental Law Group, will moderate "Regulatory Action: History & Horizon" at the ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference. This panel will discuss the 2016 EPA health advisory, the...