White Collar Defense


The Steptoe & Johnson White Collar Defense Team understands that handling white collar crimes requires special knowledge and experience in federal court. More than a quarter century of experience in federal court and as prosecutors in the United States Attorney’s Office equips our team to help clients effectively navigate the difficult process of investigation, while our deep knowledge of compliance programs helps us to advise clients on the best practices to prevent criminal issues from developing.


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Areas of Focus

  • Bank Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Corporate Compliance Investigations
  • Counterfeiting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Environmental
  • Financial Offenses
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Stark/Anti-Kickback
  • Tax Fraud
  • Wire Fraud


  • Team member who served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Team member who served as Criminal Chief/Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office
  • Team member who served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • Team member serving as a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Committee on White Collar Crime
  • Team member serving as Northern District of West Virginia member of the Fourth Circuit Criminal Justice Act Appellate Panel Committee
  • Supported by 90 seasoned litigators

Representative Experience

  • 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, insurance fraud, public corruption, 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, Eastern and Western District of Kentucky, and Western District of Pennsylvania
  • 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 and Eastern District of Kentucky
  • 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

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