White Collar Criminal Defense

White Collar Defense is a unique partnership between a veteran criminal defense lawyer and a boutique civil litigation firm. Both firms bring their experience and expertise together to deliver a comprehensive and effective while collar defense.

Bruce M. Rivers is known for his aggressive advocacy and exceptional trial skills. Civil litigators Daniel J. Cragg and Jared M. Reams have extensive resources and experience in investigation, discovery, and litigation preparation. These are the critical components you need to protect your rights in the criminal justice system. Combined, our trial lawyers can provide you with the multi-faceted representation needed to defend your criminal charges. 

We offer legal services for a range of white collar crimes, including: 

Crimes of Deception

A crime of deception involves a false statement, omission or other type of misleading conduct intended to result in personal financial gain. Common crimes of deception include:

  • False Advertising
  • Misrepresentation
  • Forgery
  • Counterfeiting

Threat/Demand Based Crimes

A threat or demand-based white collar crime occurs when the defendant makes a nonviolent threat to coerce another person into action, usually for political or financial gain. Demand based crimes often involve:

  • Blackmail
  • Extortion
  • Bribery
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices

Government/Public Fraud 

Government and public fraud claims often involve violations of laws that affect our government or the American public. These serious crimes include:

  • Government Procurement Fraud
  • Espionage
  • Pension Scams
  • Public Corruption
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Environmental Crimes


The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act targets crimes that involve more than one person. The government often charges RICO in addition to other crimes in cases of: 

  • Organized Crime
  • Conspiracy
  • Money Laundering

Real Estate/Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud includes misrepresentations or omissions of material information regarding a loan or real estate related transaction. Following the real estate crash, prosecutors aggressively pursue such allegations as:

  • Foreclosure Scams
  • Mortgage Elimination Scams
  • Rental Fraud
  • Lending Scams

Financial Crimes

Financial crimes describe a wide range of nonviolent theft crimes, usually involving deception and fraud. The government might charge these crimes as:  

  • Wire Fraud
  • Misappropriation of Funds
  • Embezzlement
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Charities Fraud

Business Fraud

Employees often have access to business assets and may take the opportunity to take from their employers or company. Employees at any level may be subject to criminal charges for defrauding a business, such as: 

  • Employment Fraud
  • Employee Theft
  • Corporate Misconduct
  • Internal Investigations

Investment Crimes

Investment fraud crimes typically involve misrepresentation of the price, value or circumstances surrounding stocks, bonds, shell companies and other investments. The government pursues high-stakes claims of:

  • Securities Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Pyramid Schemes
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Accountant Fraud

Data Breach/Information Theft

The electronic age has transformed data theft into a high-tech crime. Common data breach schemes include:

  • Identity Theft
  • Internet
  • Cybercrime
  • Email Scams/Spamming
  • Intellectual Property Fraud

Insurance Fraud/Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare and insurance fraud charges may be filed against doctors, clinics, patients and other individuals. With high costs of health care, the FBI is assertive about prosecuting common schemes such as:

  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Auto Insurance Fraud

Consult With an Experienced White Collar Crime Defense Law Firm

If you are involved in a federal criminal investigation or have been charged with a federal offense, contact our experienced white collar defense attorneys. Retaining competent counsel is critical in safeguarding your rights under law.

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