Find Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: With over forty years of experience, Mr. Campbell is regarded as one of the finest trial attorneys in the United States, having personally represented supreme court justices, governors, congressmen, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies, and many national celebrity and sports figures. Recently, the Nevada State Bar recognized Mr. Campbell by presenting him with its Presidential Award which is reserved for members practicing 20 years or more whose conduct, hon...
Robert M. Draskovich has broken new ground in courtrooms across the country. In seemingly impossible cases, he has confounded courtroom observers with complete acquittals. In representing clients ranging from a CEO of a large publicly traded company to members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, Mr. Draskovich has pioneered a methodology of combining Science with the Art of Persuasion. His extensive knowledge of the Science of Addiction has played a significant role in many of his cases. Bec...
Dominic Gentile has represented clients nationwide and internationally, and is regarded by his peers as a formidable force in the courtroom. He possesses unequaled expertise in the areas of civil, criminal, securities and commercial fraud investigations and litigation, speech and press issues, and professional licensing and disciplinary matters. Mr. Gentile's legal roots run deep in Nevada, and he has mentored many of the State's top criminal defense attorneys. He is the founder and publisher...
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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