K&L Gates has a large, geographically dispersed and experienced white collar crime/criminal defense team. Our lawyers include a former U.S. attorney general and more than a dozen former assistant United States attorneys. K&L Gates is involved at all stages of criminal matters, from the first hint of potential wrongdoing to final appeals.
Our lawyers have routinely handled a variety of high-visibility state and federal investigations, grand jury proceedings, parallel civil and criminal proceedings, and criminal trials on behalf of corporations and individuals. We have conducted complex internal investigations, represented clients in congressional investigations, provided compliance advice to corporations, and assisted clients in evaluating the results of these investigations and taking appropriate responsive steps.
The touchstone of our effort is to be aggressively proactive in implementing strategies to prevent criminal charges from being filed or, failing that, to fight vigorously any charges that may be brought against our clients.