White Collar Criminal Defense

The Kean Miller LLP White Collar Criminal Defense group provides results-oriented advice to individual and corporate clients who face unsettling and disruptive white-collar criminal allegations. We have successfully defended clients in investigations and trials in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.   We have particular expertise in defending clients in matters involving criminal environmental allegations.

Key members of our team have served as criminal trial attorneys for the United States Attorneys Office.  In addition to our experience as prosecutors, we have gained valuable expertise by successfully defending our clients in a wide range of environmental matters before agencies and administrative bodies.  We have successfully handled important matters for our clients by working with teams from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

Representative Experience:

  • Representation of a fertilizer/chemical manufacturer in a three-year criminal investigation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency concerning allegations of criminal violations of air, water, solid waste, and hazardous waste laws and regulations.
  • Representation of a barge/vessel fueling company in a criminal investigation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency concerning allegations of illegal discharges into the Mississippi River.
  • Representation of a pesticide manufacturer in Northeast Louisiana in a criminal investigation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency concerning allegations of an illegal disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Representation of a major industrial services contractor in an investigation relating to bid-rigging and corporate espionage.
  • Representation of a major chemical company in response to an investigation and audit by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Successfully defended a client at a federal trial alleging illegal transportation of hazardous wastes.
  • Representation of a major chemical company in avoiding indictment and in a case involving the spill of EDC into a major waterway and in the negotiation of a civil remedy.
  • Negotiated a successful civil resolution for a client in a mail and wire fraud investigation involving allegations of a $25 million loss to the state of Louisiana.
  • Representation of several industrial facilities in a variety of internal investigations as a result of “whistleblower” claims.
  • Representation of a doctor in a Medicaid fraud case.  We were successful in reducing 200 counts to 2 counts and were successful in placing the doctor on probation with a first offender expungement of conviction.  The probation period of 5 years was terminated after 6 weeks.  The Kean Miller LLP team also handled a related licensure issue with the State Board and was successful in maintaining the doctor’s license.
Areas of Expertise:

  • Antitrust
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Bank Fraud
  • Commercial Bribery
  • Enforcement Investigations
  • Environmental Crime
  • False Claims Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations
  • Grand Jury Representation
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Internal Investigations
  • Jury Trials
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • OSHA
  • Pre-indictment Counseling
  • Price Fixing
  • Professional Licensure
  • RICO
  • Securities Fraud
  • Suspension and Debarment Proceedings
  • Tax Fraud
  • Wire Fraud