White Collar Defense

Amir Tadjedin
Wendy Thomas
Los Angeles

Companies, executive management and employees across the country face increasingly aggressive government enforcement.  Matters formerly handled through civil or regulatory processes are now the subject of criminal investigations and prosecutions.  The increasing complexity of government investigations, the potential liability and the adverse publicity that can result from those investigations requires an experienced defense team.  While other firms are now just starting to define this problem in order to address the complexity of business crimes today, MZFC has diverse experience protecting companies and individuals through coordinated planning and defense.  Our firm includes lawyers who worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the United States Attorney’s Office and who have considerable experience in the areas of securities regulation and enforcement, public corruption, health care fraud and environmental issues.  And our extensive experience with corporate compliance programs helps us advise our clients on best practices to prevent criminal problems from developing.  For those facing a criminal investigation or indictment, we have the extensive trial experience to mount a vigorous defense on their behalf.

Defense Capabilities:

  • Securities fraud
  • Health care/pharmaceutical fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Financial institution fraud
  • Internal investigations/compliance issues
  • Public corruption/campaign finance
  • Sentencing guidelines
  • Defense contracting
  • Bankruptcy fraud