Relentlessly defending executives, business owners, health care providers, and other professionals when their livelihoods, reputations, and freedom are at stake.
When criminal investigations or white collar criminal charges arise, it is imperative to engage knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who will present the most effective and impactful defense when everything is on the line.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s White Collar Law team is led by two former Assistant U.S. Attorneys and longtime trial partners who bring deep insight into the strengths, weaknesses, and perils of any case.
Our strategic approach begins with a comprehensive assessment of the government’s case as we probe the facts of the case for inconsistencies, flaws, and creative opportunities for defense. We often bring in expert resources such as forensic accountants, jury consultants, and investigators as we aggressively advocate for our client in the courtroom and beyond in pursuit of the most beneficial outcome.
We represent individuals and corporate clients in all stages of the criminal justice process, often beginning when they are called upon as a witness in another matter that may involve numerous parties and could impact the outcome of charges against them in the future. We counsel clients on grand jury investigations and other pre-indictment matters, including helping them prepare for depositions and providing testimony and documents under oath.
In today’s intertwined legal environment, we also represent clients in parallel actions such as civil litigation, administrative hearings, disciplinary actions, professional licensing issues, medical peer review hearings, regulatory proceedings, and other related issues that frequently occur in conjunction with white collar criminal charges and investigations.
We also have a wealth of experience representing both corporate and individual clients who believe they have been harmed due to the white collar criminal activity of employees, associates, directors, and officers. Additionally, we have helped represent our client’s interests by conducting internal investigations and seeking civil and criminal relief.
Our White Collar Law team regularly collaborates with colleagues across the firm who have rich expertise in industry-specific matters so we can present the most authoritative defense on cases involving:
- Health care fraud
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Government contracting
- Fraud and compliance with Government loan programs
- Securities fraud
- Financial fraud
- Regulatory matters
- Commercial disputes
- Derivative shareholder actions
- Class actions
- Whistleblower claims
Our team has a deep understanding of the reputational damage, loss of income, harm to business interests, and family repercussions that occur when a white collar professional suddenly faces the prospect of prison time.
Surrounding yourself with a trusted team of persuasive counsel, aggressive litigators, and relentless courtroom advocates is essential for presenting the most effective defense.