White Collar Defense

Representing corporations and individuals in criminal tax, money laundering, forfeiture, and other white-collar criminal cases before law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

In recent years, criminal enforcement has become one of the government’s preferred methods of enforcing securities, tax, procurement and other business regulations. Dealing with such white-collar cases requires experience and sophistication in dealing with law enforcement agents, prosecutors, courts and other agencies involved with criminal enforcement. We have extensive experience dealing with many law enforcement agencies including

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Office of Foreign Asset Controls
  • FinCen
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • Other state and local police departments, sheriff’s offices, and county and city prosecutors

We are experienced in prosecuting and defending criminal cases involving securities, tax, health care fraud, defense contracting fraud, money laundering, forfeitures and numerous other white-collar offenses. We have dealt successfully with many federal law enforcement agencies, including making voluntary disclosures and negotiating immunity, non-prosecution agreements and mitigation of fines. We also have extensive experience handling all aspects of criminal cases, from the beginning of investigations through jury trials and appeals, in areas including

  • Conspiracy
  • Income tax evasion and false statements
  • Securities fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Insurance fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Government contracting fraud
  • Customs

Panel Presentations

As experts in white collar defense, members of the our team have participated in multiple panel presentations about white collar crimes, including:

  • National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud — "Money Laundering, Forfeiture and Restitution: Show Us the Money!"
  • American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime
  • Technology In and Out of the Courtroom: Document Gathering, Review & How to Prepare for Trial (2007)
  • Houston, We Have a Problem: Requests for E-Discovery (2006)
  • The Duty to Search for Electronic Evidence (2003)
  • Section 7212(a) and the One Person Tax Conspiracy (2002)
  • The Role of the Internet in the Investigation and Defense of White Collar Criminal Cases (2002)

“We bring the best from both worlds — legal and consulting — to every client, every business situation worldwide.” David Axelrod
Axelrod, LLC