Criminal Litigation

Bird Marella defends clients in government investigations, trials and appeals in all types of financial and business crimes, with significant emphasis in the areas of securities, health care, and fraud.

The consequences of criminal investigations and prosecutions can run the spectrum, from a hit on stock prices to lifetime debarment and incarceration. We mitigate clients’ exposure during discreet and productive negotiations with government agencies. Frequently, we are able to persuade authorities to forego prosecution and decline charging our clients. Part of the strength of our white collar criminal practice comes from the numerous Bird Marella attorneys who have served as former federal prosecutors. Our attorneys receive ratings as preeminent in white collar criminal defense, and serve as leaders in prominent white collar crime bar associations. When clients’ interests are best served by a jury trial, Bird Marella’s top-tier trial attorneys are well equipped to go the distance in federal and state courts.