Detroit White Collar Crime Lawyer
The Detroit white collar crime attorneys at Butzel Long represent businesses and individuals subject to an array of international, federal, state and local regulations. Government agencies at all levels are increasingly augmenting their civil enforcement efforts with parallel criminal investigations and prosecutions, raising the stakes for all involved. This is especially true for individuals, such as corporate officers, directors, managers, and employees, who face not only stiff fines and regulatory repercussions, but potentially a loss of liberty as well.
Butzel Long’s white collar criminal defense team has a long history of successfully representing corporations and individuals under civil and criminal investigation. Our Detroit white collar crime lawyers are experienced in handling all stages of the investigative process, from search warrants and grand jury investigations through the filing of an indictment or a complaint and on to appeal. During the investigation process, our Detroit white collar criminal defense attorneys interact with federal and state prosecutors and law enforcement to secure the best possible outcome for our clients, including decisions not to prosecute whenever possible. Should an investigation result in a formal charge, our team of experienced trial lawyers have handled hundreds of criminal investigations and tried dozens of complex federal and state criminal jury trials and appeals.
Detroit White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney
Our Detroit white collar crime lawyers represent clients in a variety of white collar crime matters, including:
- Anti-Trust Enforcement
- Bank and Thrift Institution Supervision
- Clery Act Compliance
- Customs Fraud
- Employment Issues
- Environmental Violations
- Federal Securities Compliance
- Government Defense Contracts
- Health Care Compliance
- Health Care Fraud
- Insurance Compliance
- Intellectual Property Violations
- Investment Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Securities Compliance
- Securities Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Technology Issues
- Trade Secret Theft
- White Collar Criminal Defense
- Wire Fraud
At Butzel Long, the Detroit white collar crime lawyers help corporate clients develop and strengthen compliance and reporting programs so as to avoid violating the law. Our Detroit white collar criminal defense attorneys also counsel clients on how to address concerns before the regulators and prosecutors get involved. Our team can structure and conduct internal investigations of alleged wrongdoing and give advice on preserving or destroying records, interviewing employees, and determining whether employees should have separate representation. Our Detroit white collar criminal defense lawyers provide counsel to companies regarding their obligations to disclose activities that may constitute criminal misconduct, how that information should be disclosed, and how best to interact with the government.
Detroit White Collar Criminal Defense Litigation
Given our extensive experience, our Detroit white collar crime lawyers have handled investigations by a number of regulatory and criminal justice agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Postal Service, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Education. Our Detroit white collar criminal defense attorneys have also represented clients facing the European Union's Commission on Competition and Japan's Fair Trade Commission.
Our Detroit white collar crime lawyers understand that there are often related legal issues lurking behind the scenes when clients are under criminal investigation. And because we are a full-service law firm, our team has access to skilled lawyers from a variety of practice areas. These lawyers assist our team in taking a comprehensive, global approach to all of the related legal issues facing our clients. For example, criminal tax cases may involve related real estate and bankruptcy issues, health care cases may involve licensing and insurance issues, government contracting fraud cases may involve debarment. No matter what the related issue, Butzel Long’s integrated approach to resolving our clients legal matters ensures prompt, efficient, and effective service.
For more information regarding white collar crime law, contact a Detroit white collar criminal defense attorney at Butzel Long.