Government Investigations and
White-Collar Criminal Defense
For over 30 years, Bisceglie & Walsh has successfully represented corporations, government officials, corporate officers, directors, and employees, and other individuals and entities in state and federal government investigations, audits, enforcement proceedings, and civil or criminal litigation arising from political and business activities. The firm is known for its vigorous representation of clients, including targets, subjects, and cooperating witnesses in government investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Bisceglie & Walsh understands the consequences that these investigations and proceedings can have on our clients’ professional and personal goals. For businesses, the financial and public relation ramifications can be crippling; for individuals, the toll on their lives and families can be devastating. We remain mindful of these consequences in seeking outcomes that protect our clients’ interests and achieve their objectives. Our knowledge of the law, experience with the investigatory process, creative strategies, and aggressive advocacy have allowed us to successfully resolve many investigatory matters quietly and efficiently, without litigation, criminal referrals, or prosecutions. Our attorneys develop the necessary legal and public relations strategies to protect our clients’ rights and interests, counsel our clients when they appear before federal and state government ethics and investigative committees, and, if necessary, assist clients in responding to enforcement actions and defending prosecutions. The firm also assists clients in addressing the demands of government investigations, such as witness interviews, grand jury appearances, and document subpoenas.
Expanding state and federal regulations and aggressive government enforcement has placed an increasing number of corporations and individuals at risk of criminal investigations and enforcement actions. We provide comprehensive compliance counseling and regulatory advice to help our clients avoid such enforcement actions, and we assist our clients in developing and implementing corporate compliance programs and codes of conduct.
The firm has successfully represented clients in criminal proceedings in both state and federal court, and in investigations and/or civil enforcement proceedings conducted by many federal agencies, including: the U.S. Department of Justice (Fraud, Environmental Crimes, Public Integrity, Tax, and National Security Divisions); U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Central District of California; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; the National Security Agency; the U.S. Postal Service; the U.S. Department of Defense; the Internal Revenue Service; the U.S. Department of Transportation; and the Inspector General Offices of the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Postal Service, and the U.S. Department of Defense.