Attorneys in the Curtis Criminal Defense and Government Investigations group represent clients in criminal and civil investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state prosecutors and regulators. Our clients include public companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, accounting firms, broker-dealer firms, public officials, executives and other individuals in investigations of possible accounting fraud, securities fraud, bribery, perjury and false statements, tax fraud, antitrust violations, healthcare fraud, false claims, FDA violations, immigration fraud and environmental crimes.

The Curtis Criminal Defense and Government Investigations practice, which is based in New York and Washington, D.C., serves clients in venues throughout the United States. With a group of attorneys that includes several former prosecutors and regulators, Curtis brings decades of experience to its defense of clients facing government probes or enforcement actions. Our Criminal Defense and Government Investigations team has handled criminal and civil matters involving:

    • Mail and wire fraud

    • Tax fraud

    • False statements to state and federal agencies

    • Commodities fraud

    • Transactions in government securities and commodity futures

    • Market manipulation

    • Antitrust

    • Accountants' and other professionals' liabilities

    • False advertising

    • Contract and agency disputes involving real estate

    • Product liability

    • Other commercial transactions

The Criminal Defense and Government Investigations practice has extensive experience representing clients in investigations and proceedings conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), state attorneys general, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), state accountancy boards and other agencies, and has a proven track record of conducting thorough investigations, whatever the business situation.