Farella Braun + Martel’s White Collar Crime and Internal Corporate Investigations Group has the civil, criminal and regulatory experience required to achieve successful outcomes at trial and – in many cases as or more important – even before charges are filed and investigations become public. We litigate indicted cases and provide representation in grand jury proceedings and before regulatory agencies, such as the SEC and EPA, throughout the country. We combine courtroom skills and defense expertise with sophisticated knowledge in many areas of substantive law. Our lawyers have real and current trial experience. They are Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers and are ranked in various peer reviewed publications such as Chambers USA.
We have extensive experience conducting internal corporate investigations for audit committees and boards and advising them on the myriad of complex and sometimes conflicting issues that arise. The team regularly represents individuals – current or former officers, directors or employees – who are subjects of such investigations. We also counsel corporate clients concerning compliance programs mandated by state and federal law, and help clients navigate the always murky waters created by parallel civil and criminal proceedings.
Our attorneys have extensive experience with early assessment of a client’s civil, administrative and criminal exposure, and in developing a coordinated defense to all of these proceedings. We know from experience that the early strategies developed in response to one proceeding can have serious and unalterable repercussions on the direction and ultimate outcome of the parallel investigations and filings. We handle these cases every day, advising clients on how to best navigate through the myriad of high-stakes decisions they face.
About Farella Braun + Martel
Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients’ objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry.