Corporate Defense and Investigations

JMBM's Corporate Defense Group is keenly focused on our clients’ business objectives and is committed to minimizing the disruptive effects, anxiety and the intense public scrutiny that can arise from criminal and civil litigation. The Corporate Defense Group is a leader in the representation of corporations, boards of directors, management and individuals in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, remediation and compliance, administrative proceedings, internal investigations and white collar criminal investigations and litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Accounting fraud
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act
  • Antitrust and price fixing violations
  • Bribery and official corruption allegations
  • Cyber and e-commerce crimes
  • Consumer crimes
  • Economic espionage (trade secret misappropriation, employee theft, and unfair competition)
  • Environmental violations and regulatory compliance
  • False Claims Act/Qui tam litigation
  • Financial institution fraud
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act/UK Bribery Act
  • California’s Transparency In Supply Chains Act
  • Forfeiture (civil and criminal)
  • Government procurement fraud
  • Health care fraud and abuse
  • Campaign finance offenses
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • RICO
  • Securities fraud, stock market manipulation and insider trading
  • Tax offenses

Legal Services

The Corporate Defense Group provides a wide variety of services, including:

  • All aspects of pre-indictment representation
  • Internal investigations
  • Compliance reviews (including policies/procedures and training)
  • Media crisis management
  • Representation in federal and state criminal and civil trials
  • Regulatory and administrative defense
  • Parallel proceedings
  • Criminal appeals
  • Monitorships/Receiverships

We are experienced in representing our clients in Grand Jury, SEC, FINRA, NYSE, NFA, CFTC, AAA, JAMS, ADR Services, Special Master, MTA, Special Committee, and state and federal judicial proceedings and trials.

Public Relations Management

The JMBM Corporate Defense Group draws on the experience of some of the country's finest attorneys, including seasoned trial lawyers with expertise in dissuading the government from filing criminal charges or initiating other enforcement actions. Our team includes a former federal prosecutor and former President of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners (LAPD), and our clients have the benefit of knowledge gained from careers spent working both sides of corporate investigations. In cases without reasonable dispute resolution, our Group's accomplished criminal and civil trial counsel zealously defend their clients.