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Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Coral Gables, FloridaAbout this Practice Area
Mr. Garvin has practiced law in the area of white collar crimes defense for over 35 years. During that period of time, he has accomplished some amazing victories for his clients. As a result of his dedication and work ethic, he has earned a reputation of respect and admiration from his fellow lawyers. Comments used to describe Mr. Garvin during his career have included: driven, articulate, brilliant, calm and steady, masterful, and a winner. His abstract reasoning is "off-the-charts." Mr. Gar...
Ravika Rameshwar is an associate in the Miami office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Her practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, including complex commercial litigation, products liability, premises liability, wrongful death, catastrophic injury and insurance coverage. While in law school, she was the editor-in-chief of the University of Miami Law Review. Before pursuing a legal career, Ravika served as the director of communications for the Flor...
Criminal Defense: White-Collar Definition
“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.
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