Bienert | Katzman regularly defends businesses and individuals in a wide range of criminal investigations and prosecutions involving accounting fraud, antitrust, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, computer crimes, counterfeiting, embezzlement, environmental crimes, extortion, False Claims Act, financial institution fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, forgery, health care fraud, import-export offenses, insider trading, insurance fraud, investment fraud, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, procurement fraud, public corruption, RICO violations, securities law violations, tax offenses, telemarketing fraud, wire fraud, and witness tampering.
Bienert | Katzman attorneys have represented clients in grand jury investigations, federal and state criminal trials, criminal appeals, and parallel civil and administrative litigation frequently related to criminal investigations. Bienert | Katzman’s attorneys include two former federal prosecutors, a former United States Trustee, two former federal public defenders, and a former Deputy District Attorney. Having litigated numerous cases on behalf of and against the government (including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission), our firsthand knowledge and experience allow us to advise and guide our clients through every stage of the investigative and prosecutorial process successfully. In addition to winning jury trials and appeals, we have persuaded prosecutors not to charge or indict our clients and have secured favorable confidential settlements. In addition to vigorously defending our clients during the investigation and trial stages of a case, we are experienced in identifying alternatives to prison in the event a sentence is imposed. These include community service, house arrest, a monetary fine, a suspended sentence, a work furlough, and placement in a drug rehabilitation center.
We are sensitive to the potentially devastating consequences created by criminal investigations and prosecutions, and work diligently to reduce potential damage and disruption such as the loss of professional licenses, loss of business, and negative publicity. We endeavor to expeditiously resolve these issues so that our clients can move forward with their lives, livelihood, and reputations unharmed.