Criminal Defense

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Criminal defense is a cornerstone among the firm’s practices. The group has partners who are former federal and state prosecutors as well as partners who have always practiced as defense counsel. Together, we have taken hundreds of cases to trial, and briefed and argued complex cases before state courts in California, New York, and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Our office is in San Francisco but our clients are global and our practice diverse. We represent individuals, businesses, and institutions in a broad range of criminal matters in both federal and state court in all stages of a criminal case, from investigations to grand jury proceedings, indictment, trial, and appeals.

The group has a long history of successfully resolving matters involving white collar crimes, such as wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, criminal tax cases, national security offenses, and data breaches. We bring the same deep experience, skill and advocacy to protecting and defending the constitutional rights of individuals involved in the investigation and prosecution of general crimes, from driving infractions to drug offenses and homicide.

Business Clients
Individual Clients & Families

Areas of Concentration

White Collar Criminal Defense

We have substantial, successful experience counseling and representing clients who are the subjects or targets of complex federal and state prosecutions and regulatory enforcement investigations and actions.

  • Bank Fraud
  • Cybersecurity & Data Breach
  • Debarment Actions
  • E-commerce
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Export Administration Regulations
  • Money Laundering
  • National Security Offenses
  • Pre-Indictment and Grand Jury Representations
  • RICO
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Evasion
  • The Arms Export Control Act
  • The Clean Food and Drug Act
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Wire and Mail Fraud

General Criminal Defense

From pre-filing investigations to jury trials and at all stages in between, we zealously represent our clients, working to achieve their goals, and protect and defend their constitutional rights.  We have significant expertise in the following areas:

  • Administrative Hearings (related to consequences of criminal convictions)
  • Appeals :  Habeas Petitions (state and federal)  and  Direct Appeals
  • Domestic Violence Offenses
  • Drug Offenses
  • Firearms Offenses
  • Gambling Offenses
  • Homicide
  • Sexual Offenses

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