Arnold & Porter LLP's experienced White Collar Criminal Defense practice represents individuals and corporations, both US and international, in grand jury and administrative enforcement proceedings, criminal trials, and internal investigations.
Businesses and individuals throughout the world face increasingly aggressive government enforcement. Matters formerly handled through civil or regulatory processes now result in criminal investigations. Our firm brings particular strengths to bear on the representation of corporations or individuals who face criminal or other enforcement proceedings. First, each of our London and US offices includes attorneys with extensive criminal law experience, as prosecutors and defense lawyers. They include former officials of the US Department of Justice, UK Serious Fraud Office, and enforcement chiefs at a variety of regulatory agencies. We understand that the best result for the client is to avoid any prosecution, and our significant government experience helps our clients navigate the difficult and often frightening process of investigation. And our extensive experience with compliance programs helps us advise our clients on best practices to prevent criminal problems from developing. But if clients face criminal charges, we have the extensive trial experience to mount a vigorous defense on their behalf.
Second, the firm's broad range of substantive experience permits us to offer an integrated approach to the full range of a client's problems. Criminal and government enforcement activity usually do not appear in isolation; they are accompanied by parallel proceedings, civil litigation, or congressional investigations. Our strong litigation team and public policy and legislation group enable an efficient and comprehensive defense, and our over 600 attorneys in the US and the EU who practice in fields such as antitrust, healthcare, food and drug, financial institutions, government contracts, national security, tax, corporate law, and environmental law are available to assist in that defense.