White Collar Criminal Defense

Flannery | Georgalis has substantial experience defending companies and individuals in nearly every kind of white collar criminal or civil enforcement matter, including fraud, securities violations, SEC and FINRA enforcement proceedings, public corruption, and health care, to name a few. We bring a unique depth of knowledge to helping solve our clients’ problems. Our professionals consist of former federal and state prosecutors and former federal special agents. We understand exactly how investigations and prosecutions are handled, from the initial stages of grand jury proceedings, through trial and appeal.

We know what works and what does not work in defending white collar criminal matters and parallel civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings. In fact, because of our well-deserved reputation for success, our professionals are routinely sought out by other law firms—small, medium, and large—to assist those firms in obtaining the most favorable results for their clients who unfortunately find themselves under scrutiny.

And while our combined experience includes the successful defense at trial of dozens of criminal and civil enforcement matters, some of our most important successes are the ones that are never publicized—where we were able to convince prosecutors and regulators not to bring charges in the first place.

Given our significant prior government experience, both as federal and state prosecutors and former federal special agents, we are also regularly engaged to represent victims of crime, particularly those involving corporate embezzlement and complex financial fraud schemes, cyber crimes, and economic espionage. With our experience conducting investigations and our deep understanding of law enforcement and prosecution practices, we are adept at interfacing with government agencies to seek justice on behalf of clients.

Our Experience

Corporate and Securities Fraud Matters

Defended international public company in SEC investigation involving allegations of failing to disclose related party transactions and misrepresentations in public filings, resulting in the government attorneys recommending to the Commission not to pursue any charges

Defended companies in SEC inquiries and related internal investigations concerning loan loss reserves, fair value accounting and valuation, and risk disclosures regarding mortgage-backed securities and debt obligations

Defended companies in DOJ and SEC inquiries and internal investigations relating to accrual and loss contingency accounting, revenue recognition, bill and hold compliance, capitalization, and amortization-related accounting issues

Defended multi-million dollar international manufacturing company in federal criminal investigation involving allegations of obstruction of justice

Defended business owner in multi-million dollar federal and parallel state securities fraud investigation involving misrepresentations to investors regarding government contracts and ballistics material technology

Mail, Wire, and Bank Fraud Matters

Defended attorney charged with embezzling $4 million from bank clients during foreclosure crisis, obtaining non-incarceration sentence

Defended businesswoman charged in multi-million dollar mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion scheme arising out of large-scale home flipping business. Negotiated plea agreement to substantially lesser offense, which resulted in non-incarceration sentence and retention of professional licenses

Represented national trucking company victim in internal investigation arising out of former employee’s embezzlement from our client, resulting in federal criminal charges against the former employee and the criminal forfeiture of hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets for the benefit of our client

Health Care Fraud/Qui Tam/Medical Matters

Defended dentist in a federal criminal investigation involving allegations of false billing and, even after the government executed search and seizure warrants, obtained a total declination of any criminal charges

Defended multi-million dollar health care system in federal health care investigation involving agents with HHS-OIG, and obtained a declination of any criminal charges

Obtained a non-incarceration sentence of a medical professional in a significant federal health care fraud matter in which the prosecution was seeking a lengthy prison sentence. The significant downward variance was delivered after comprehensive written and oral argument by F|G

Defended concrete construction company owner in government contracting fraud investigation and parallel qui tam investigation

Defended oral surgeon before state licensing board and obtained complete reversal of temporary suspension of license

Represented home health care company victim in multi-million dollar embezzlement by a former employee

Defended dentist before state board of dentistry in matter involving allegations of substance abuse, and negotiated a minor, temporary suspension

Obtained dismissal of all claims brought against dentist and his implant dentistry education organization arising out of breach of contract allegations brought by attendee; decision affirmed on appeal

Obtained dismissal of civil lawsuit brought by marketing company against dentist and his dental practice

Public Corruption Matters

Defended prominent Baltimore businessman charged in high-profile corruption matter involving the former Mayor of Baltimore and a former Baltimore City Councilwoman. Obtained dismissal of bribery indictment and negotiated plea agreement to substantially lesser campaign finance offense which resulted in non-incarceration sentence

Represented individual in large-scale, multi-year public corruption probe, resulting in no criminal charges against our client

Asset Forfeiture, Currency Violations, and Money Laundering Matters

Defended family of business owners who had hundreds of thousands of dollars seized by the IRS in tax evasion and currency structuring investigation. Persuaded prosecutors to decline criminal charges and return substantial amount of seized currency

Represented national transportation business in matter involving embezzlement by a former employee, and conducted internal investigation to interface with federal law enforcement to secure nearly a million-dollar asset forfeiture applied as restitution to our client

Represented family operated automobile dealership involved in currency structuring investigation. Negotiated corporate criminal resolution that resulted in no family members being charged and consequently removed from the United States

Theft of Trade Secrets Cases

Represented national defense contractor employee in investigation involving theft of trade secrets, ITAR violations, obstruction of justice, and tax evasion resulting in resolution involving plea to lesser charges and non-incarceration sentence

Served as pool counsel to professional engineer and physicist employees of major defense contractor in investigation involving theft of trade secrets and ITAR violations

Theft of Government Funds Matters

Defending multiple individuals and businesses in both state and federal indictments involving allegations of food stamp fraud and abuse

Defended individuals and corporations in investigations conducted by DOJ and state attorneys general for government contracting fraud and false claims