White Collar and Criminal Defense

McElhatton Foley lawyers have successfully defended clients facing white collar matters in nearly all substantive areas, including accounting irregularities, antitrust, bank and financial fraud, government contract fraud, insider trading, money laundering, RICO, and securities fraud. We frequently represent clients in criminal cases brought by the Justice Department as well as defending clients in investigation and enforcement proceedings initiated by diverse federal agencies.

We also provide preventative counseling to assist our clients in the assessment and adequacy of their internal policies and procedures, and conduct internal investigations designed to identify possible criminal activity.  We encourage our clients to adopt self-scrutiny procedures.

Our philosophy in white collar defense is to actively defend clients early in the process in an effort to avoid indictment or formal criminal proceedings altogether.  We guide our clients safely through government inquiries, often resolving government investigations discreetly, without prosecution or other public action.  However, if formal criminal proceedings are initiated, our attorneys have decades of experience defending clients from pretrial proceedings to trial and through appeal, if necessary.

In addition to our white collar practice, our attorneys regularly represent clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  State Court criminal matters often involve extensive pretrial litigation, including discovery motions, evidentiary motions, identification and evidence seizure.  Whether challenging a search warrant or an “in court identification”, our attorneys have consistently represented our clients best interests.

Areas of Practice:

  • ARD and Diversionary Programs
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Grand Jury federal and state
  • Homicide
  • Major Felonies
  • White Collar
    • Securities Fraud
    • Bank Fraud
    • Mail Fraud
    • Wire Fraud