White Collar Criminal Defense

White Collar Criminal Defense

White collar crimes are non-violent, usually involve large sums of money, complex regulations, complicated investigations, and multifaceted business relationships. White collar crime is an umbrella for an area of law that covers a huge range of offenses, including highly publicized Ponzi schemes. The commonality among them is they all include fraud or breach of trust used to deceptively misappropriate finances for personal gain. Despite these crimes almost always being non-violent, the penalties and punishments can be as severe. 

Individuals can be quick to accuse business executives of white collar crimes, but very few actual instances of white collar crime actually occur. At Seiler Mitby, our experienced white collar criminal defense lawyers protect those accused of these serious crimes.

Judge Seiler first chair prosecuted white collar crimes so he and his team know the government’s game plan. Judge Seiler has also presided over and tried over 400 cases.

Types of White Collar Criminal Charges

Our lawyers have successfully defended clients facing federal and state government investigations, handling white collar matters in nearly all substantive areas, including:

  • Securities fraud
  • Financial institution fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • RICO
  • Stock market manipulation
  • Tax fraud
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Identity theft
  • Corporate embezzlement
  • Forgery

Strategic Preventive Advice

Our clients include corporations, investment management companies, brokerage firms, officers, directors and executives. We help them through the judgment calls necessary to efficiently manage risk, defend investigations and preserve their business stability and reputation. Taking a proactive approach, we offer our clients strategic preventative advice on establishing, maintaining and enforcing compliance programs and addressing corporate governance issues. While addressing immediate concerns, we also evaluate the risks posed by government agencies and an aggressive plaintiffs’ bar.

Our understanding of the way government investigators, regulators, and prosecutors build cases enables us to head off or shorten investigations and avoid liability where possible – and is based on our lawyers’ deep first hand experience.

Internal Investigations

We have directed the most complex and challenging internal investigations to successful conclusion, helping our clients resolve critical concerns such as whether to disclose findings, waive privileges or take remedial measures. Lawyers in our White Collar practice work closely with lawyers in the firm’s other practice areas to ensure that our clients benefit from the breadth and depth of the firm’s experience.

The white collar crime attorneys at Seiler Mitby have an excellent track record of success with these cases. Our attorneys have protected individuals and companies from allegations of wrongdoing.

Houston White Collar Lawyers

The attorneys at Seiler Mitby have over 100 years of combined experience representing those accused of white collar crimes. When allegations of fraud, embezzlement, or other forms of financial crimes arise, the process can be daunting. The government dedicates significant resources to white collar criminal investigations, which can impact one’s day-to-day ability to conduct business and even take away your freedom. If you believe an investigation may be underway or if you are facing allegations, it is critical for you to seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.