Larson O’Brien’s white collar defense practice is manned by battle-tested trial lawyers, including a former U.S. District Judge, former federal prosecutors and public defenders, assistant district attorneys, and veterans of the nation’s most prestigious law firms. We come to the defense of a range of high-profile clients, including executives, doctors, attorneys, corporate officers and directors, actors, athletes, and public companies.

Our understanding of the prosecutorial process and trial experience allows us to leverage the legal and factual weaknesses in the government’s case to quickly obtain victories for our clients and minimize the impacts on their lives and businesses. We also act aggressively to neutralize the effects of state audits, grand jury proceedings, subpoenas and search warrants, parallel civil proceedings, indictments, and prosecutorial overreach. 

When it comes to white collar defense, the best results are often obtained discreetly and before charges are filed. Our first priority is closing and resolving government inquiries and investigations before they escalate. Therefore, our biggest wins are often the ones that no one ever hears about. We have successfully helped our clients avoid charges in an array of matters, including an international mining company, a California State Senator, and an industrial manufacturer that were not indicted. 

False Claims Act & Fraud

We regularly defend prosecutions involving the False Claims Act, securities violations, RICO claims, healthcare fraud, industrial crimes, environmental violations, and criminal tax fraud. Our experience includes representing a municipality and a retail importer against False Claims Act allegations that were dismissed under seal. 

FCPA, International Sanctions & Public Corruption

Our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients in fraud and corruption matters involving embezzlement, conflicts of interest, and bribery. The Larson O’Brien team has successfully assisted and advised clients with the challenges posed by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the U.K's anti-bribery act. We respond effectively and efficiently to anti-corruption investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission aimed at potential targets around the world and in a variety of industries, including mining, entertainment, securities, real estate, and energy.

Larson O’Brien’s trial record includes the high-profile acquittals in The People v. Paul Biane et al.—dubbed one of the most important public corruption matters in California history and earning the firm’s attorneys the Daily Journal’s California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award in 2018.