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. Bird Marella mitigate clients’ exposure during discreet and productive negotiations with government agencies. Frequently, the firm is able to persuade authorities to forego prosecution and decline charging its clients. Part of the strength of Bird Marella’s white collar criminal practice comes from the numerous attorneys who have served as former federal prosecutors. The firm’s 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.