White Collar Defense

Whether you’re a chief executive officer or member of the board, knowing what to do and having the right partner when the government comes knocking can mean the difference between quiet resolution or a very public indictment. Fortune 500 companies, corporate executives, directors and other individual business leaders repeatedly turn to Goodwin when faced with the most sensitive, complex and potentially damaging white collar litigation. That’s because we’ve successfully represented clients in many of the most high profile white collar matters in recent memory. We can do the same for you.

Because of our reputation in the market, we are frequently asked to handle some of the highest profile matters– oftentimes, matters where issues of first impression are at stake. We have outstanding reputations as criminal defense attorneys, in many cases building upon the extraordinary success achieved as federal prosecutors. Our lawyers have held positions of leadership in the government, giving our team extensive experience in all aspects of white collar work.

We have achieved great success in resolving many matters quietly, without any litigation at all, let alone criminal referrals or prosecutions. But when investigations have resulted in enforcement actions, indictments or civil lawsuits, we have a superb record of successfully defending our clients in complex, high-profile trials. We are true trial lawyers – we do not hesitate to take a case to trial when the client agrees that doing so is the best approach.