The Stark & Stark Corporate Investigation and White Collar Group offers a complete range of services including internal investigations, civil litigation and administrative enforcement actions, as well as defending corporations and individuals in grand jury investigations and trials. We also assist in managing responses to search warrants and subpoenas, document production, complex state and federal prosecutions, and seizure cases. Additionally, we regularly counsel on corporate governance issues, paying special attention to fiduciary duty, director and officer oversight and other liability issues. Our investigations relate to almost every area of white collar crime, including securities fraud, healthcare fraud, RICO, public corruption and environmental crimes.
As well-known corporations such as Tyco, Enron and WorldCom have brought the importance of corporate governance and regulatory compliance to the forefront of Directors and Officers’ responsibility, internal investigations are becoming a necessity for a growing number of companies. The Stark & Stark Corporate Investigation and White Collar attorneys conduct investigations relating to alleged misconduct, which can have the potential to give rise to possible criminal liability. In order to minimize the potential for future investigations, the group is astute at conducting audits of internal procedures and policies, which allow us to formulate and implement proactive strategies.
Our group has a significant amount of experience defending companies and individuals, as well as an understanding of the workings of the prosecution functions based on the group member’s past experience as judges, deputy attorney generals and prosecutors. All internal investigations are sensitive in their nature as many, including those in which our efforts have ended in a significant result, have never become public knowledge. Even those that have come to public attention sometimes remain sensitive issues for our clients. Accordingly, in this area we normally do not disclose client names or descriptions of our successes.
Corporate Investigation and White Collar Attorneys
The Stark & Stark Corporate Investigation and White Collar Attorneys Group includes a retired judge of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey and former First Assistant Prosecutor of Somerset County, as well as a former Deputy Attorney General with the State of New Jersey who focused on white-collar criminal matters, working alongside the Firm’s other corporate and regulatory attorneys to provide clients with advice regarding corporate compliance programs.