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White Collar Defense and Compliance

Federal and state government agencies devote substantial resources to investigating and prosecuting allegations of criminal wrongdoing by corporations and individuals. In the past, many of these matters were handled in the civil courts. The government often makes no meaningful distinction between criminal conduct and the violation of Federal regulations, and there is a trend toward “criminalizing” suspect business actions, especially in the health care and financial industries. This trend presents complex issues of tremendous concern to companies and management.

“Whistle-blower” laws often serve as a financial incentive to employees and competitors to accuse management of wrongdoing. This increased scrutiny makes businesses and their employees vulnerable to unfounded allegations, which can have a serious, long-term impact on the reputation and financial security of organizations.

Institutions and individuals confronting all phases of criminal, civil, and even administrative fraud matters – from investigation through trial and on appeal – consistently turn to our White Collar Defense and Compliance attorneys.

Major Qualifications

Clients benefit from our extensive experience in investigative matters and jury, non-jury and appeal trial experience through out Florida and the United States. We have represented clients before:

  • Federal and state grand juries
  • Criminal, civil and administrative agency investigations and prosecutions
  • Quasi-criminal enforcement proceedings
  • Jury trials
  • Related complex civil litigation

Our attorneys have a sophisticated understanding of how government investigators work at every level as well as our clients’ operations and workforce.

We believe in litigation prevention. With experience and proven success in the informal resolution of investigations, without formal criminal or civil fraud enforcement action, we also have unsurpassed experience in dealing with fraud matters in its many forms (criminal, civil and administrative) and with all its collateral consequences, such as Federal and state sanctions and disciplinary matters and government debarment and exclusions and contractual relationships.

We also offer clients the tools they need to proactively avoid criminal and civil exposure and protect their businesses, property, and liberty.

Areas of Law

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing those accused of:

  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Bribery/kickbacks
  • Criminal and civil forfeitures
  • Criminal and civil RICO
  • Embezzlement/theft
  • General insurance fraud
  • Government procurement and contract fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Perjury
  • Pharmaceutical fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud

When it comes to the representation of corporations or individuals faced with a white-collar defense or compliance matters, Broad and Cassel offers the experience, talent, and sophistication that few law firms in Florida can match.