Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's White Collar and Government Investigations practice group represents individuals and companies in all manner of federal and state business crimes prosecutions. We appreciate the unique challenges confronting clients caught up in the high-stakes, often bewildering world of a criminal investigation. We work quickly to master the operative facts and the applicable legal framework, establish a channel of communication with the government and develop an action plan so that the client can minimize the operational and reputational distractions that can go along with an enforcement inquiry.
We handle matters in practically every area of white-collar focus: insider trading, tax offenses, healthcare and other regulated industries, public and commercial bribery schemes, securities fraud, federal RICO and New York OCCA theories of organized corruption, FCPA, environmental offenses, antitrust enforcement, money laundering and currency structuring, accounting fraud and other public company disclosures, etc.
We represent clients before numerous offices and agencies, including the DOJ and United States Attorneys, New York District Attorneys and other local prosecutors, the SEC, the FBI, etc.
Although our experience fighting felony charges aggregates to years in the courtroom, our first focus is always on case assessment, with an eye to convincing prosecutors that the circumstances, or our client's role in the events, do not warrant the stigma of criminal indictment. Some of our most significant victories therefore occur out of the public eye – we understand that government lawyers are generally open to be educated toward the just outcome, and we are experienced in deciding when the benefits of such an approach might outweigh the risks.
White-collar investigations present complex and sophisticated issues that are often critical to the client's practical exposure. We therefore frequently work with forensic accountants, testifying economists and other professionals to understand and best communicate key concepts. We also recognize that a criminal investigation often spills over into other aspects of the client's personal and business affairs. As a full service firm, we are well positioned to provide prompt and efficient advice regarding regulatory, tax, civil-litigation or myriad other impacts of a government probe.
We also counsel companies affected by the alleged wrongdoing of their employees or other individuals. We conduct internal investigations on behalf of management, directors or committees of public and private entities. In addition to clarifying factual questions, we advise the client on its best response, and help as necessary to refer the matter for enforcement, contend with any related litigation or adopt strategies to prevent any recurring problems.
Finally, wherever an investigation culminates in liability for a client, we work diligently to persuade the government and the tribunal that the sanction should be just and reasonable. We believe that "winning the sentence" is one of the most critical responsibilities of the advocate, and we are creative and dogged in seeking to minimize the impact on an individual's family or a company's business.
|Dougherty, Anthony D. Partner, Head of Corporate Investigations Practice||Partner, Head of Corporate Investigations Practice||212.216.8099|
|Feder, Hagit Senior Compliance Administrator, CFE||Senior Compliance Administrator, CFE||212.216.1109|
|Grudberg, Michael J. Partner||Partner||212.216.8035|
|Levinson, Gabriel Partner, CFE||Partner, CFE||212.216.1133|
|Sabbidine, Karim Associate*||Associate*||212.216.8032|
|Schoenstein, Richard C. Partner, Co-Head of Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group||Partner, Co-Head of Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group||212.216.1120|
White Collar & Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg was noted for representing Utah-based heir-tracking company Kemp & Associates in the Law360 article, "Heir-Tracking Co. Urges 10th Circuit To Refuse Antitrust Case."
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
The New York Business Journal featured a story about the arrival of Michael Grudberg to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the formation of its White Collar & Government Investigations practice.
White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg authored a New York Law Journal article, “The Ninth Circuit’s ‘Glassdoor’ Decision: Grand Juries and Anonymous Speech.” In the article, Michael explored the implications of an appeal in the Ninth Circuit regarding an order compelling job and recruiting web site Glassdoor to disclose identifying information of users posting anonymous comments about a company subject to grand jury investigation.