Criminal and White Collar Crime
Ellis & Winters attorneys defend individuals and companies investigated or charged by the government for business crimes. We have experience in dealing with federal and state investigations and prosecutions for antitrust violations, securities fraud, health-care fraud, tax evasion and fraud, bank fraud, environmental violations, computer crimes, mail and wire fraud, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, and public corruption, among others.
We strive to resolve the matter before any charges are filed, and we bring to bear all of our expertise and energy to persuade the prosecutors and agents that a prosecution is not justified. If the case proceeds to a grand jury, we guide our clients through this sensitive stage, again with the objective to forestall the return of an indictment. Where criminal charges are filed, we have the skills and experience to defend the case through trial and appeal.
We also have experience representing clients involved in parallel civil and criminal proceedings and recognize that the civil proceedings may pose as a serious threat to the viability of the business, as do potential criminal charges.