Our practice is nationwide, and focuses on areas of law in which our lawyers have significant experience. Mark and Dan were federal prosecutors in the white collar section of the United States Attorneys’ Office – and gained substantial experience using grand juries and investigating and prosecuting white collar crimes – so now we focus on defending those matters. Prior to Dan’s tenure at the U.S. attorney’s office, he worked as a state prosecutor in the white collar section of the Los Angeles district attorneys’ office, so he is uniquely qualified to represent individuals and companies being investigated or charged with state crimes. It is common for criminal matters, especially white collar matters, also to involve parallel proceedings – i.e., regulatory investigations related to the alleged criminal conduct – so our Firm routinely represents clients facing investigations or inquiries involving various state and federal regulatory agencies, including the SEC, FDIC, FINRA, IRS, FDIC, FTC, and California DMV. Oftentimes we are asked to represent crime victims, either for purposes of investigating wrongdoing and advocating prosecution, or to assemble information for purposes of filing a civil lawsuit. Our civil litigation practice usually focuses on matters with criminal overlaps – e.g., breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, etc. – but we handle all types of civil litigation matters, including acting as local counsel for non-California attorneys with matters in state and federal courts in the Southern California area.
White Collar Criminal Defense – Federal
A company or individual who comes under federal criminal investigation must be able to respond immediately and intelligently so that important rights are not forfeited or waived.Read More
White Collar Criminal Defense – State
Recently California law enforcement authorities - the District Attorneys' Office and the Attorney General's Office - have become much more aggressive in investigating and prosecutiRead More
General Criminal Defense – State
Individual who come under criminal investigation with State offenses, or are arrested and charged with State crimes, must have representation by a lawyer who knows the system and tRead More
Grand Jury Investigations – Federal and State
The grand jury is an effective tool used by prosecutors to investigate criminal cases and return indictments against individuals and companies alleged to have committed crimes.Read More
We handle a broad array of civil litigation matters, focusing on business and commercial litigation.Read More
Regulatory Investigations and Enforcement Actions – SEC, FDIC, FINRA, etc.
Recently, in part because of the events leading up to the "great recession," government regulators - including the SEC, FDIC, and the OCC -- have tremendously increased the amountRead More
Law Enforcement Inquiries / Investigations
Criminal investigations begin with police officers and law enforcement agents going out into the community to follow up on reports of criminal or suspicious conduct.Read More
Internal investigations can be a very important tool in uncovering employee misconduct, protecting a company against spurious allegations, or responding to allegations of wrongdoinRead More
Lawyers not admitted to the California State Bar or the United District Court for the Central District of California must associate with Local Counsel in order to make court appearRead More