White Collar
Criminal Defense

White Collar Criminal Defense

When allegations of criminal activity implicate you or your organization—whether as a target or subject of a criminal investigation, or merely as a witness or recipient of a grand jury subpoena — it is critical that you have an experienced legal team from the start to guide you.  Attorney Ken Chadwell, who spearheads the White Collar Criminal Defense team, has a unique insider’s view of criminal investigations and prosecutions, after serving for decades with the United States Department of Justice and trying scores of federal criminal cases before juries in federal court. 

What IS "White Collar" Crime?

“White collar” crime is a colloquialism used to refer to non-violent crimes that are typically committed by professionals, business executives, employees, or public officials.  The vast majority of white collar crime cases, especially those involving businesses, professionals, public officials, and health care providers, are investigated and prosecuted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Department of Justice, and other federal investigative agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration, the IRS, the Department of Health and Human Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Secret Service. 

White collar defendants can be executives, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, therapists, public officials, police officers, corporate officers and directors, accountants, lawyers, investment advisors, bank employees, stock brokers, engineers, government employees, members of the military, and others who run afoul of federal governmental regulations and laws.  The alleged criminal activities can include wire fraud, mail fraud, health care fraud, immigration fraud, bribery, embezzlement, income tax evasion, false statements, RICO, FARA, obstruction of justice, identity theft, Ponzi schemes, money laundering, structuring financial transactions, bank fraud, border and customs declarations, and many other non-violent offenses.  

The firm’s seasoned and highly skilled team stands ready to defend your interests and those of your organization against the full panoply of white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions.