Todd and Weld's Government Investigations and Criminal Defense practice group is comprised of top flight litigators with a wealth of trial court experience and a reputation for excellence and integrity. The group is well-recognized for its committed and successful representation of individuals and companies at the most critical stages of a state or federal government investigation or criminal proceeding. The team of trial attorneys – many of whom are former prosecutors who understand the law enforcement strategies of a government investigation or criminal prosecution – has an exceptional track record of avoiding prosecutions and closing investigations, as well as taking on tough cases and delivering favorable results in court. The team is uniquely equipped with the talent, experience, and expertise to take on just about any type of white collar, criminal, or regulatory investigation or prosecution.
The practice group offers particular expertise and experience in state and federal grand jury investigations, health care fraud, public corruption, financial fraud, environmental crime, and other white-collar areas, as well as in traditional criminal, regulatory, and administrative matters. Given the firm’s extensive complex business litigation practice, the group is uniquely positioned to provide guidance to individual and corporate clients who are confronted with the challenges presented by simultaneous civil and criminal proceedings.
In the critical pre-charging stages of a government investigation, the attorneys devise effective strategies and provide practical, hands-on guidance to their clients, whether individuals or companies, in order to prevent or mitigate the potential impact of government enforcement or criminal prosecution. The attorneys regularly assist individuals and companies in conducting internal investigations, responding to grand jury subpoenas, and negotiating alternative resolutions to ongoing criminal, civil, and administrative investigations. The attorneys work closely with their clients to analyze the factual and legal issues and to develop the most appropriate strategies to accomplish the client’s objectives. In many instances, the professional experience, reputation, and integrity of the group’s attorneys enable them to effectively and efficiently resolve sensitive investigations in a private, confidential manner.
The attorneys represent individuals and companies who are under investigation or being prosecuted in federal or state court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, or local District Attorney’s Offices. Corporate executives, health care directors, physicians, public officials, financial advisers, and other professionals alleged to have committed fraud, financial transgressions, or other white-collar crimes routinely seek the advice and counsel of these attorneys. Many of the attorneys also have substantial expertise in the representation of college students facing Title IX and related disciplinary proceedings at academic institutions throughout New England. In addition, they regularly represent individuals charged with more traditional criminal conduct, including death-related offenses, sexual assaults, and other serious felonies. As former prosecutors themselves, many of the attorneys routinely offer guidance and advice to individuals or families who find themselves victims or witnesses in the criminal justice system.