The White Collar and Business Crimes, the General Federal Defense, and the Government Investigations practice attorneys represent individuals and businesses who have been accused of criminal wrongdoing or who may be under governmental investigation.
These groups are led by Mark A. Jones, who formerly served as an Assistant United States Attorney and has represented the government in hundreds of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. His wealth of experience investigating and prosecuting provides him with first-hand knowledge on how to best address governmental inquiries, defend against potential criminal charges, and work toward a favorable outcome for each client.
White Collar and Business Crimes
Our white collar defense attorneys represent individuals and corporations throughout North Carolina facing federal and/or serious state criminal charges. Whether charges have already been filed or are expected, our white collar and business crimes team will be able to assist you in understanding the charges and preparing a zealous defense. Recent cases include:
- Wire fraud
- Bank fraud
- Tax evasion and tax fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- Insider trading
- Securities fraud
- Money laundering
- Mortgage fraud,
- Healthcare fraud (including Medicare and Medicaid fraud)
- Mail fraud
- Aggravated identity theft
- Computer-based crimes and Title 18, U.S.C. sec. 2252, et seq. offenses and all related conspiracies.
General Federal Defense
We provide zealous defense against every possible federal or state criminal charge. In addition to defending white collar and business crimes, the general federal defense section commonly defends individuals charged with offenses ranging from drug trafficking conspiracies, firearms offenses, bank robberies, Hobbs Act robberies, to counterfeiting and racketeering (RICO) conspiracies.
We routinely represent businesses and individuals who are the target or subject of a federal, state, or regulatory investigation, including those who have received a subpoena to provide either documents, testimony, or both. Swiftly obtaining competent counsel is essential when responding to any subpoena or other document request you or your company may have received.
We also represent whistleblowers (individuals who are personally aware of a fraud being perpetrated against the federal or state government) and who are interested in pursuing a qui tam suit and/or claims under the federal or state False Claims Acts.