Criminal Defense, Investigations & Compliance
Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations
Genova Burns represents individual and corporate clients in criminal prosecutions and governmental investigations. We guide our clients with sound legal advice and mitigate the negative publicity and business implications that often accompany being the subject of legal matters. From the genesis of a case, our attorneys deliver effective representation and seek favorable resolutions prior to a grand jury indictment. We also counsel clients that are subject to parallel governmental investigations and criminal prosecutions, helping navigate the fine line between compliance with government inquiries and the preservation of constitutional and common law protections.
Nevertheless, there are times when criminal matters cannot be resolved short of trial. In these instances, Genova Burns vigorously fights on behalf of our clients to protect their rights and liberties. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and are ready to zealously defend our clients in criminal trials.
Internal Investigations and Compliance
Internal investigations are often necessary to prepare clients for scrutiny by government agencies. They are also an effective tool to ensure that our client’s employees are not violating the law or the company’s own policies. Public and media speculation can present reputational and legal hurdles, which, in turn, have the potential to evolve into government investigation and/or even prosecution.
We work with clients from the outset to identify and eliminate liability, while also mitigating future exposure. Additionally, in collaboration with our Corporate Political Activity Law Practice Group, our team possesses unique compliance and corporate ethics experience, including the creation and implementation of corporate policies to avoid criminal or civil liability.