Government Investigations & White Collar Defense

Adkisson Pitet LLP represents individuals and businesses under investigation, as well as companies conducting internal investigations.  Our clients include defendants, targets, and witnesses in federal and state criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions conducted by the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, federal and California Environmental Protection Agency, and municipal police departments. 

We represent clients in both federal and state courts in a wide range of investigations and prosecutions, including:

  • Antitrust
  • Computer and Intellectual Property/Piracy Offenses
  • Embezzlement 
  • Environmental Crimes and Compliance
  • Export/Import Violations
  • False Claims and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Violations
  • Mortgage and Financial Institution Fraud
  • Narcotics and Firearms Offenses
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Securities and Commodities Fraud
  • Tax Violations

Adkisson Pitet LLP conducts internal investigations of and represents companies and corporate officers; conducts in-depth research for and drafts and litigates motions and pleadings; and prepares presentations for clients and federal and state prosecutors and investigators. 

Our Crucial Edge

Adkisson Pitet’s first-hand knowledge of how government agencies conduct investigations has proven to be critical in fighting for our clients' rights and freedom.  We know the government playbook and how to resolve cases.  Our experience is crucial in conducting internal investigations, and defending a client as a target, subject, or witness in an investigation.

The Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice is headed by Peter Hardin, who has fifteen years of experience prosecuting and defending criminal cases as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps, a Deputy District Attorney, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a member of two of the nation's most prestigious boutique litigation law firms.  

Use of Expert Witnesses

Experts can be a crucial resource for defense teams, especially if your case goes to trial.  These experts are especially helpful when you are dealing with a complex set of facts.  Adkisson Pitet has experience working with experts in toxicology, DNA, financial accounting, emotional and physical trauma, computer information extraction, and prison efficacy in preparation for trial and mitigation at sentencing.


If you would like further information on our Government Investigations & White Collar Defense

practice, please contact Peter Hardin.