White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
We’re skilled litigators: strategic, nimble, and tenacious
Being the target of a government investigation or a victim of a crime can shake a company to its core. These problems can result in loss of a company’s contracts, clients, reputation, and even the business itself. For individuals, liberty and character are at stake. These are undoubtedly stressful situations that require knowledgeable, composed legal representation to navigate.
Strategic where we can be, aggressive when we need to be
Laredo & Smith attorneys know federal and state investigations inside and out. We also know how the system works and what options clients have for coping with government investigations. Our lawyers are deeply experienced, led by a partner who has seen these serious scenarios from both sides. Serving for over a decade in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, including as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau, he supervised the Environmental Crimes Strike Force, the Public Integrity Division, the Economic Crimes Division, and the High Technology Crimes Unit. It is this unique viewpoint that informs important strategies that help clients move through investigations with critical support that can make a difference.
Our white-collar crime and government investigations team supports small and mid-sized privately held businesses, large public companies, non-profit institutions, closely held entities, executives, employees, and individuals during these most stressful times. We guide not only the targets of investigations, but witnesses and other peripheral parties surrounding the inquiry. Our team is well-versed in dealing with raid scenarios, FBI inquiries and investigators responding to allegations of fraud and corruption, and claims of wrongdoing related to tax, healthcare, securities, ethics and employment matters. We understand the minefields that loom for clients in highly regulated industries such as government contracting, healthcare, finance and public construction.
Decades of experience responding and resolving investigations is significant to the outcome for our clients. Our goal is to avoid the filing of criminal charges, but should charges be brought, we defend against them vigorously. We study the factual and legal issues, ascertain areas of exposure, and advise on how to manage that risk until resolution is reached.