Practice Areas

White Collar Defense/Investigations

At Ford Richardson, our White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group prides itself on expert legal defense of businesses, professionals, elected and government officials, and individuals, in both investigations and prosecutions. The group is composed of experienced litigators and former prosecutors.

Our White Collar group draws on the complete range of our firm’s services and resources, collaborating with attorneys in other practice groups, allowing us to work with clients in a wide of array of cases. Our clients can turn to our White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group for defense against allegations of wrongdoing including:

      • Anti-money laundering
      • Conspiracy
      • Computer and property crimes
      • Embezzlement
      • False claims and false pretenses
      • Health care fraud
      • Insurance Fraud
      • Obstruction of Justice
      • Perjury
      • Public corruption
      • Racketeering/RICO
      • Sexual misconduct
      • Tax offenses
      • Lawyer Ethics and misconduct, Professional Regulation

Our White Collar Defense and Investigations group includes a former Assistant Attorney General, a former Assistant Bar Counsel for the Virginia State Bar, and former Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County, and former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County and Stafford County, and former Assistant County Attorney for Fairfax County. Our lawyers use their firsthand knowledge of how the government works, and how investigations and prosecutions are conducted to assist our clients. Our team of highly experienced and attentive attorneys give both practical advice and legal advice to allow our clients to successfully defend against criminal allegations and respond to crises both inside and outside the court.

Investigating possible misconduct within organizations

Companies are under increasing scrutiny and pressure to police misconduct internally and self-report wrongdoing. When your company becomes aware of possible misconduct, the matter must be reviewed and investigated carefully. Our clients count on our expert guidance and extensive experience to navigate internal organizational crises, and for thorough investigation, sound advice, and legal counsel.