Capable of Effectively Tackling the Most Complex Criminal Matters
Our attorneys have deep experience in high-stakes criminal investigations and prosecutions, civil enforcement actions, and criminal jury trials and appeals. Our Criminal Defense practice includes a former federal prosecutor and Deputy Chief in the Atlanta U.S. Attorney’s Office and a deep bench of talented trial lawyers. Because of our size and agility, we are able to effectively represent companies facing a criminal indictment as well as individuals, executives, and professionals subject to criminal prosecution.
Our practice is capable of tackling complex criminal prosecutions involving mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, tax crimes, cybercrime, intellectual property crime, trade secret theft, insider trading, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, kickbacks, money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act, prescription fraud, asset forfeiture, contractor fraud, currency manipulation, criminal cases involving doctors and physicians, and other federal and state criminal offenses.
We are also intimately familiar with cutting-edge government surveillance techniques, including wiretaps, email search warrants, and other methods used by law enforcement to investigate individuals and businesses. We have the advantage of being able to draw on our Cybersecurity & Privacy practice to represent individuals facing investigations, criminal prosecutions, and enforcement actions involving digital and crypto currencies and complex issues involving digital evidence. Whether the case involves the SEC, the FBI, the IRS, or a U.S. Attorney’s Office, we draw on our outstanding trial skills, experience as former prosecutors, and our ability to master even the most complex investigative record.
We are also well-known as talented appellate lawyers in both state and federal court. We have represented clients on direct criminal appeal, in habeas petitions, and frequently work with trial counsel to preserve issues for appeal. The firm’s strength in this area is bolstered by the fact that virtually all of our partners and associates have served as judicial law clerks. Our lawyers have held clerkships at the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits (in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana) as well as federal district courts (in Georgia, Alabama, and California).
Lastly, we have deep experience with the US Sentencing Guidelines and can effectively represent clients facing complex factual and legal issues that may directly impact their sentence following conviction.