Whether our client is a corporation under grand jury investigation or an individual facing a decidedly non “white-collar” charge, we begin every case with a focused commitment to protecting our client. Indeed, the term “white-collar crime” is useful in some settings, but individuals and corporations facing criminal investigation and prosecution rarely find solace in such terms. We approach criminal matters as criminal matters because that’s what prosecutors do. When an aggressive defense is needed, we supply it. When a nuanced approach is warranted, we employ it.
The firm’s civil litigation practice focuses on representing clients in complex business litigation. We regularly represent businesses as well as individuals in such matters. Civil litigation has a reputation for being protracted and costly. We combat those characteristics at every turn. We understand that a quick resolution is sometimes in the client’s best interest, even if it requires concessions. On the other hand, we can and do zealously litigate matters if that approach makes sense from a cost and strategic perspective.
Conducting an internal investigation is a delicate endeavor. Often, it must be completed quickly. And, it must always be done discreetly and efficiently. We understand this. By working closely with in-house counsel and, where appropriate, a core group of executives, we rapidly develop and deploy a strategy that will gather and analyze the information. Whether the goal is a formal report, recommendations for internal changes, or the evaluation of self-disclosure, we are available to help you and your company through this process.
The days of numerous big firm attorneys reviewing documents are over. Technology, such as intelligent word/phrase scan software, and the availability of highly qualified contract attorneys enable all clients, from small companies to large corporations, to conduct a document review and production at a fraction of the cost from only a few years ago. We leverage technology, such as web-hosted document management systems, and the services of third-party vendors, such as large providers of contract attorneys, to manage, conduct and make document productions. Whether there are 1,000 or 1,000,000 documents and e-mails to be reviewed, whether the client would like key individuals to have access to “hot docs” via an extranet, or whether the review requires coordination among several firms, we can formulate a plan that fits nearly every client’s needs.