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White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations

White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations

Prominent Trial Lawyers in White Collar Criminal Cases and Investigations

As state and federal governments have more aggressively pursued executives, businesses and professionals suspected of wrong doing through the criminal court system, white collar cases have become more prevalent.  Fortunately, whether representing an individual or an entity, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC’s (RWL) skilled team of criminal defense lawyers has the experience, dedication, knowledge and skill to vigorously defend its clients at any and all stages of an investigation or trial.

Persistent and Aggressive Advocacy

Our White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations practice has successfully defended a number of Maryland’s most prominent public officials, executives and corporations.  While many of our successes remain private, because our clients avoided prosecution, RWL lawyers have pursued other successful defenses in criminal court. Arnold Weiner’s considerable experience includes serving as the lead defense attorney in the high-profile prosecutions of Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel, United States Senator Edward Garmatz, and Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon.

Our lawyers have a reputation for persistence, attention to detail and aggressive advocacy at trial. We recognize that there is no substitute for mastering the facts and conducting a fresh and painstaking legal analysis of every case.  RWL lawyers then craft and deploy a strategy that is tailored to our client’s particular circumstances.

Representation in Complex Criminal Matters

RWL’s experienced attorneys have defended clients and conducted investigations related to the following legal issues:

  • Fraud
  • Bribery and Other Public Corruption Offenses
  • Criminal Environmental Enforcement and the Lacey Act
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Government Contracting Offenses
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Regulatory Offenses
  • Perjury
  • Corporate Wrongdoing
  • Insider Trading
  • Loan Fraud, including Mortgage Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Food and Drug Misbranding

RWL can assist clients in all phases of white collar criminal defense:

  • Internal and government investigations
  • Grand jury hearings
  • Jury trials
  • Sentencing hearings
  • Appeals
  • Forfeiture Proceedings

Notable Representations by Our Attorneys

  • State of Maryland. v. Sheila A. Dixon: served as chief counsel for Baltimore mayor accused of perjury and theft. Case resolved without criminal conviction
  • U.S. v. Marvin Mandel: served as chief counsel for Maryland governor prosecuted for mail fraud/racketeering. Case tried twice; conviction in second trial reversed and later vacated upon issuance of writ of error coram nobis
  • U.S. v. Edward Garmatz: chief counsel for Maryland congressman accused of taking bribes from shipping industry executives. Case dismissed on trial opening when investigation by defense revealed that prosecution case was based on forged documentary evidence
  • U.S. v. Campbell: counsel for a construction company president accused of bribing a sitting judge. After the jury acquitted the client of all but one charge, the trial judge entered a judgment of acquittal on the remaining count
  • Mortgage Fraud Investigation: counsel for a loan officer who received a target letter from the United States Attorney’s Office indicating that he was likely to be indicted in relation to multiple fraudulent loans. After conducting own investigation and making a presentation to the United States Attorney’s Office, the government decided not to prosecute the case

Contact us at 410.769.8080 or [email protected] to learn more about RWL’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations practice.

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