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Prominent Trial Lawyers in White Collar Criminal Cases and Investigations

As state and federal governments more aggressively pursue executives, businesses and professionals suspected of wrongdoing through the criminal court system, white collar cases have become more prevalent.  RWL’s criminal defense lawyers have the experience, dedication, knowledge and skill to vigorously defend our clients at any and all stages of an investigation or trial.  Our lawyers have a reputation for persistence, attention to detail and aggressive advocacy.  Each strategy and defense is tailored to our client’s particular circumstances.

RWL attorneys have 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, we have defended other notable cases 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.

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

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


  • 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: served as 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: served as 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: served as 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 to learn more about RWL’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations practice.