Shawn A. Morgan
Member (Team Leader)
(304) 933-8119
Bridgeport, WV
William D. Wilmoth
Member (Team Leader)
(304) 231-0456
Wheeling, WV

White Collar Defense

Shaping the Law for the Future


The Steptoe & Johnson White-Collar Defense Team understands that the handling of white-collar crimes is not the same as defending charges in a state court.  Our team members have significant experience in federal court and as prosecutors in the United States Attorney’s Office. 

Our team’s experience helps clients navigate the difficult process of investigation, while our experience with compliance programs helps us advise clients on best practices to prevent criminal issues from developing.

What sets us apart

  • Team member who served as Criminal Chief/Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office
  • Team member who served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Team member serving as a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Committee on White Collar Crime
  • Team member recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of “Bet the Company Litigation” and “White Collar Crime”
  • Supported by 90 seasoned litigators
  • Bank Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Counterfeiting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Environmental
  • Financial Offenses
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Tax Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Tried white-collar cases involving defendants’ use of computers to facilitate commission of their crimes, as well as financial offenses, such as aggravated identity theft, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, manufacturing counterfeit U.S. currency, and money laundering
  • Conducted federal grand jury sessions in the Northern District of West Virginia and presented cases to federal grand juries throughout the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • Represented physicians and hospitals in health care fraud investigations and qui tam actions
  • Experienced in qui tam cases representing defendants and witnesses
  • Provided advice and assistance in resolving multiple government investigations of Medicare and Medicaid payments to providers (including matters resolved without action and those resulting in consent decrees)
  • Defended individuals and companies charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Handled hundreds of criminal cases in United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • Represented energy industry defendants and witnesses in major U.S. white-collar criminal prosecutions
  • Represented brokerage house in a major consumer fraud case
  • Conducted internal investigations following service of warrants by federal agencies suspecting securities violations in preparation for responding to expected criminal charges