White Collar Criminal Defense
White collar criminal cases, especially at the federal level, are extremely complex and present unique difficulties. Elliott Sauter has represented executives and corporations in the most contentious of circumstances. Our years of experience as federal prosecutors let us understand the intricacies associated with white collar crimes.
White collar crimes are a complex set of criminal offenses. Unlike violent or sexual crimes, white collar crimes are normally crimes related to business transactions in regulated industries that are intentionally committed with the goal of financial gain. These crimes are typically executed by working professionals in business or government.
The federal government has increased its focus on white collar investigations in recent years. As the numbers of agents dedicated to investigating white collar offenses increases, so do the number of prosecutions.
White collar offenders may be prosecuted under both federal and state law, depending on the severity and complexity of their case. If a prosecution is being pursued under federal law, there are a variety of agencies (FBI, IRS, HHS, SEC, DOL, DOD) with a vast amount of resources at the government’s disposal.