White Collar Defense and Investigations
Bryan Cave's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group represents companies and individuals in white collar criminal investigations, trials and appeals. We handle a full range of matters involving white collar crime, including securities, financial institutions and money laundering, government contracts, public corruption, health care, political campaign contributions, criminal antitrust, environmental, tax, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export control.
The group has substantial trial experience and includes lawyers who have held significant positions at United States Attorney and state prosecutors' offices around the country, as well as in other federal agencies. Our lawyers have been recognized by organizations such as the American College of Trial Lawyers and by President Obama, who appointed one of our longtime white collar partners as the current Deputy Attorney General of the United States.
We regularly defend companies and individuals in criminal investigations brought by the Department of Justice and United States Attorneys’ Offices, as well as state district attorneys and attorneys general. Our team works closely with other practice groups as needed. For example, we work with Bryan Cave’s securities enforcement lawyers in handling parallel SEC-US Attorney investigations into securities fraud or overseas payments, or with our antitrust lawyers in defending a criminal antitrust investigation.
We also conduct internal and independent investigations and compliance audits, directed by in-house counsel, audit committees, or other groups of independent directors, or by independent monitors or trustees, receivers or examiners. Bryan Cave regularly fills such roles in some of the most demanding and complex situations.