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Whether at the federal, state or local level, a government investigation or prosecution can wreak havoc on individuals and business organizations. When these situations arise, veteran counsel can guide clients through the daunting process.

Michelman & Robinson’s (M&R’s) White Collar Department is comprised of experienced attorneys who specialize in criminal matters and parallel civil proceedings. Whether on behalf of the prosecution or the defense, our attorneys advise clients on ways to navigate through these distressing circumstances.

We represent clients at all stages of the criminal defense process, from responding to grand jury subpoenas to trial, appeal and post-verdict litigation. Moreover, we are exceptional courtroom advocates with substantial trial experience. 

Whether a matter calls for negotiation or litigation, we assess each situation on an individual basis to select the course of action most likely to incur optimum results. We always handle our clients’ legal issues with their long-term business goals in mind.

We have handled matters involving numerous law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and various state attorney generals’ offices.

Our White Collar attorneys have expertise in many industries and practice areas, including Banking & Financial Services, Corporate & Securities, Health Care, Tax, Insurance and Environmental. We also have extensive experience handling cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Areas Of Expertise

The following is a select sampling of our representative matters:

  • Federal Investigation: Conducted an internal investigation for major defense contractor in connection with a federal investigation into cost accounting practices.
  • Federal Investigation: Represented a company in a federal criminal investigation into consumer fraud, mislabeling and customs violations.
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Counseled various clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) requirements.
  • Fraudulent Sampling: Represented a company alleged to have presented fraudulent sampling results in order to obtain a State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit. The matter involved extensive Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigations.
  • Medicare Reimbursement: Represented a medical equipment manufacturer regarding an investigation involving Medicare reimbursement.
  • Medicare Reimbursement: Represented physicians regarding Medicare reimbursement issues and allegations of fraudulent billing practices, as well as in regard to the sourcing of medications.
  • Physician Investigation: Represented physicians in investigations involving consulting arrangements with medical device companies.
  • Private Equity Fund Governmental Investigation: A high profile private equity firm was being investigated by various agencies, including the SEC, the Department of Justice and multiple offices of the Attorney General, which sought to fine the fund over $30 million. A large and well-known national law firm was unable to resolve the investigations, so the client retained M&R. After years of litigation in eight different jurisdictions, against numerous agencies, the case was resolved with “closing letters” received from certain agencies, stating that the investigation was over. The M&R attorneys later obtained a $9 million investigation reimbursement for the client from a third party.
  • Private Equity Fund Manager Litigation: A client was sued by a state pension fund for $25 million along with numerous other investors. M&R designed a defense strategy of examining the method of pension plan investment strategies. Following almost half of a decade of protracted litigation, a complete dismissal of the fund manager was obtained; the only one in the entire case.
  • Procurement Fraud: Represented a defense contractor in federal criminal investigation into procurement fraud.
  • Regulatory Action: Represented a major health insurer in a regulatory action seeking to invalidate decisions it made on over 800 claims.

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