White Collar Defense and Investigations

We protect our clients’ interests in high-stakes investigations, criminal trials and related matters.


Members of Shumaker’s White Collar Defense and Investigations group leverage years of experience—not only as investigators, defense lawyers and prosecutors—but also as business lawyers and litigators to develop winning legal strategies for corporations and individuals. We also leverage the knowledge and expertise of a diverse group of lawyers throughout the firm to understand context and bring depth to our approach to each case. Our deep, hands-on experience allows us to bring an inside-out understanding as we prepare to win each case at trial while also pursuing favorable out-of-court resolutions.

Drawing on firsthand knowledge of prosecution and investigative strategies, we address problems before they arise to achieve our clients’ goals while minimizing disruption to their most vital interests. We obtain results through clear communication and effective deployment of the firm’s extensive resources.

Companies turn to us to conduct internal investigations, navigate high-stakes government investigations and establish global regulatory compliance programs. We also represent individuals in a wide variety of matters, including healthcare fraud, public corruption, civil and criminal tax controversies, money laundering, narcotics offenses, securities fraud, customs fraud, and other white collar matters.

Our Clients

  • Multinational and other corporations of all sizes
  • Health care providers
  • Logistics companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Broker-dealers and investment advisors
  • Government contractors
  • Manufacturers
  • Importers
  • Individuals

Our Services 

  • Federal and state criminal trials
  • Internal and external corporate investigations
  • Global regulatory compliance programs
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
  • False Claims Act (qui tam)
  • Civil and criminal tax controversies
  • Money laundering
  • Public corruption
  • Environmental crimes
  • Health care fraud
  • Opioid cases
  • Customs fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Drug crimes