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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mediation
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  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Christopher A. Andreoff was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Christopher A. Andreoff

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Chatham, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Joel M. Athey was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Joel M. Athey

DLA Piper LLP
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI/DWI Defense
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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David E. Barry was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David E. Barry

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Douglas F. Behm was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Douglas F. Behm

Douglas F. Behm, PLLC
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation
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James J. Belanger was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James J. Belanger

J. Belanger Law PLLC
  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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Joshua G. Berman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Joshua G. Berman

Clifford Chance LLC
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Mediation Commercial Litigation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: White-Collar Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Clemente, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Freehold, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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James E. Boren was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James E. Boren

James E. Boren
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Family Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Compliance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: General Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
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Larry A. Campagna was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Larry A. Campagna

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Berkeley, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs DUI/DWI Defense Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Berkeley, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    El Paso, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Family Law
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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Joseph A. DeMaria was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Joseph A. DeMaria

Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Chatham, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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Practice Area Definition

Criminal Defense: White-Collar Definition

Once a niche practice developed by only some law firms, white-collar defense has become a core practice with national and international scope at most large American law firms. Over the last 15 years, white-collar defense has grown to respond to the globalization of both American and foreign corporations, the expansion of government oversight of businesses in the U.S. and abroad, and the numerous financial scandals that have erupted over the same period.

“White-collar defense” captures a broad set of substantive areas of the law, all of them arising from the myriad ways that local, state, federal, and foreign governments regulate businesses and entrepreneurs — what they say to investors and the general public about their own successes and failures (securities law); how they compete with one another (antitrust law); how they win business, deliver services, and seek payment when governments are themselves the customers (False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); how businesses treat the environment; and whether they comply with general laws against theft, fraud, bribery, tax evasion and corruption. Public officials must navigate similar rules and thus present similar types of issues included under the broad category of white-collar defense.

The practice demands particularly versatile lawyers who deliver a range of services. White-collar lawyers try cases in court. They also specialize in risk management and compliance, training businesses and their individual employees about ways to minimize potential criminal and civil liability. Corporations engage white-collar lawyers to conduct internal investigations of their own business practices to assess and prepare for the risk of criminal and civil liability. Individuals and corporations demand white-collar representation as much when they are merely witnesses to alleged wrongdoing as when they are accused of it. White-collar litigation also involves assessing victims’ damages and their potential remedies as well as representing those accused of wrongdoing in administrative and court proceedings.

White-collar practices also must anticipate and prepare for the potential trajectory of a white-collar case. For example, an internal investigation identifying potential criminal or civil issues can lead to government enforcement actions and follow-up civil claims by alleged victims or competitors — all arising from the same conduct. The risk of criminal punishment and civil fines and liability potentially running into the billions of dollars, increase the complexity of white-collar matters and the demand for sophisticated counsel.
Once a niche practice developed by only some law firms, white-collar defense has become a core practice with national and international scope at most large American law firms. Over the last 15 years, white-collar defense has grown to respond to the globalization of both American and foreign corporations, the expansion of government oversight of businesses in the U.S. and abroad, and the numerous financial scandals that have erupted over the same period.

“White-collar defense” captures a broad set of substantive areas of the law, all of them arising from the myriad ways that local, state, federal, and foreign governments regulate businesses and entrepreneurs — what they say to investors and the general public about their own successes and failures (securities law); how they compete with one another (antitrust law); how they win business, deliver services, and seek payment when governments are themselves the customers (False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); how businesses treat the environment; and whether they comply with general laws against theft, fraud, bribery, tax evasion and corruption. Public officials must navigate similar rules and thus present similar types of issues included under the broad category of white-collar defense.

The practice demands particularly versatile lawyers who deliver a range of services. White-collar lawyers try cases in court. They also specialize in risk management and compliance, training businesses and their individual employees about ways to minimize potential criminal and civil liability. Corporations engage white-collar lawyers to conduct internal investigations of their own business practices to assess and prepare for the risk of criminal and civil liability. Individuals and corporations demand white-collar representation as much when they are merely witnesses to alleged wrongdoing as when they are accused of it. White-collar litigation also involves assessing victims’ damages and their potential remedies as well as representing those accused of wrongdoing in administrative and court proceedings.

White-collar practices also must anticipate and prepare for the potential trajectory of a white-collar case. For example, an internal investigation identifying potential criminal or civil issues can lead to government enforcement actions and follow-up civil claims by alleged victims or competitors — all arising from the same conduct. The risk of criminal punishment and civil fines and liability potentially running into the billions of dollars, increase the complexity of white-collar matters and the demand for sophisticated counsel.