White Collar Defense and Investigations


Tien Law Firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations attorney has been recognized in Super Lawyers and has been published in the Wall Street Lawyer and in Practising Law Institute on the topic of SEC enforcement and regulations.

We can guide our clients through government investigations.  In government-facing matters, it is important to have a defense attorney representing your best interest. From working with numerous prosecutors over the past decade, we understand the dynamics of a prosecutor’s charging decision and can design and implement strategies to seek aversion of criminal charges.

We focus on getting the best resolutions as quickly as possible.  Of course, the best resolution of a criminal matter is achieved when no charges are ever brought, whether because a successful internal investigation provides the basis for a negotiated resolution or because presenting a vigorous defense early shows the government authority the downside to pursuing prosecution. We recognize the mere filing of a criminal charges, even ones that lack merit, can ruin a client’s reputation and trigger catastrophic financial losses.

Our White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice can help with corporate internal investigations, government investigations and enforcement actions, and white collar defense at the direction of corporate General Counsel, Audit Committees and Special Committees. Also, our White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice can represent both corporations and individuals in congressional investigations and grand jury investigations. Our White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice can conduct internal investigations regarding and defended clients against, allegations of health care, securities and government contract fraud; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) and Trade Sanctions Violations, Economic Espionage and Trade Secrets, Fraud, Asset Forfeiture, Employment Issues, Environmental Violations, Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act, and Criminal Antitrust Price Fixing.

Tien Law Firm’s white collar defense practice can help companies, executives, and other individuals facing government investigations, including with the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other regulatory entities, including with:

  • Antitrust
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Customs and Export Controls
  • Economic Sanctions
  • Environmental Violations and Regulatory Compliance
  • False Claims Act/Qui Tam Litigation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Procurement
  • Health Care and Fraud Abuse
  • Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”)
  • Securities Fraud & Enforcement Actions

Tien Law Firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice is prepared to represent clients in their most sensitive and high-states matters. We think the best results may be to quietly seek, outside the public view, to persuade government lawyers to refrain from filing charges. For more information, contact our White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice today.