Individuals or companies facing potential criminal charges need experienced and skilled defense counsel to minimize the risk and reputational damage of indictment, prosecution, and trial. When confronted with a government investigation, it is crucial to turn to counsel adept at expertly and effectively responding to a criminal investigation or a potential enforcement action.
Todd & Weld's Government Investigations and Criminal Defense practice group is comprised of a distinguished blend of former government prosecutors and career criminal defense lawyers who guide individuals and companies through all stages of a state or federal government investigation or criminal proceeding – including the moments when critical decisions are made and strategies determined that can best lead to a successful resolution. Our team is comprised of top flight litigators with decades of trial court experience and a well-earned reputation for excellence and integrity among judges, prosecutors, and government agencies. Our experience and relationships with government prosecutors often enable us to resolve matters quietly and efficiently.
We routinely handle a wide range of matters, including white collar criminal defense, health care compliance, and university and school due process litigation. At all times, we carefully monitor and manage any potential media or crisis management concerns. Our team has an exceptional track record of avoiding prosecutions and closing investigations. When appropriate, we take on tough cases in court and deliver favorable results for clients. Our staffing approach to cases emphasizes hands-on partner involvement, efficiency, and reasonable rates.
Our lawyers are uniquely equipped with the talent, experience, and expertise to take on just about any type of white collar, criminal, regulatory, or administrative matter, including:
Given Todd & Weld's extensive complex business litigation practice, our group of trial attorneys is uniquely positioned to assist and advise individual and corporate clients confronted with the challenges presented by simultaneous civil and criminal proceedings.
In the critical pre-charging stages of a government investigation, our attorneys formulate effective strategies and provide practical guidance to clients to prevent or mitigate the potential impact of government enforcement or criminal prosecution. The attorneys work closely with clients to analyze factual and legal issues, and to develop the most appropriate strategies to accomplish the client’s objectives. The professional experience, reputation, and integrity of the group’s attorneys enable us to effectively and efficiently resolve sensitive, reputation-threatening investigations in a private, confidential manner. Our attorneys regularly assist individuals and companies in conducting confidential internal investigations, responding to grand jury subpoenas, and negotiating alternative resolutions to ongoing criminal, civil, and administrative investigations.
White Collar Criminal Defense
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 rely on the assistance and advice of our attorneys. We rigorously defend clients facing government enforcement actions and federal and state prosecutions, often avoiding indictment, trial, and unfavorable publicity. When a case goes to court, our trial attorneys have the skills and experience needed to prevail and obtain a not guilty verdict.
Our attorneys regularly represent individuals charged with traditional criminal conduct, including sexual assaults, violent crimes, and other serious criminal charges. We 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. As former government prosecutors, many of our attorneys are skilled at offering guidance and advice to individuals or families involved in the criminal justice system, whether as defendants, victims, or witnesses.
School and University Disciplinary and Due Process Litigation
We have substantial expertise in school and university due process related litigation, including Title IX investigations. We advise and represent students at colleges and secondary schools throughout New England who are facing disciplinary proceedings and related Title IX investigations. Our experience and expertise enable us to effectively defend against allegations of sexual assault, harassment, and related school conduct and disciplinary issues. Similarly, our lawyers advise and assist colleges and universities in Title IX matters and disciplinary proceedings, as well as related litigation matters. We also represent victims of sexual assault or harassment and serve as independent investigators of alleged violations of Title IX.
Health Care Litigation
The heavily regulated healthcare industry is replete with potential pitfalls for medical professionals and institutions, with the threat of criminal proceedings or loss of professional license among a host of devastating potential outcomes. The health care attorneys at Todd & Weld regularly counsel and defend medical professionals, companies, and institutions in a wide range of Health Law matters, including fraud and abuse investigations and claims, medical boards of registration, and compliance issues.