Criminal Defense and Governmental and Internal Investigations

The Firm’s Criminal Defense and Governmental and Internal Investigations Practice represents individuals and corporate clients who have become subject to criminal and quasi-criminal investigations. We represent clients in federal, state, municipal and juvenile courts in New Jersey and New York.

We represent clients charged with felonies, indictable offenses, misdemeanors and disorderly persons’ offenses. Often most importantly, we provide effective representation before charges are filed, responding to grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and other administrative inquiries. We have successfully persuaded federal and state prosecutors not to charge clients who have received grand jury subpoenas or who have been called in for interviews. We have obtained conditional discharges and pretrial intervention diversionary programs for our clients.

While our goal is to help our clients avoid being charged at all, we are prepared to fight to ensure that they are not taken advantage of by the government if they are charged. Our extensive trial experience together with a willingness and ability to try difficult cases often leads to extracting better deals from the government than might otherwise be offered. Our lawyers have tried many criminal cases and our prepared to defend our clients at trial when necessary.

We have worked on many types of cases in federal and state court, involving United States Attorney’s Offices, County Prosecutors, District Attorneys and Municipal Prosecutors, as well as administrative and licensing agencies. These cases have included the following issues among others:

  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Tax Fraud and Evasion
  • Securities Fraud
  • SEC & FINRA Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Bank Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Medicare & Medicaid Fraud
  • Prescription Fraud & Illegal Sale of Prescription Drugs
  • Government Program Fraud
  • Commercial Fraud
  • RICO and Racketeering Offenses
  • Organized Crime
  • Union Corruption
  • Extortion and Bribery
  • Political Corruption
  • Official Misconduct
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Embezzlement
  • Money Laundering
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Forfeiture and Freeze Orders
  • Homicide
  • Ethics Investigations
  • Sex Offenses
  • Subpoena Compliance
  • Marijuana and Paraphernalia Offenses
  • Narcotics, Drugs and CDS Distribution, Trafficking & Possession, including Heroin, Cocaine, Crack, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy & LSD
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Computer Crimes, including Computer Intrusion, Former Employees, Harassment and Cyber-Bullying
  • Burglary and Unlawful Receipt of Stolen Property
  • Theft and Credit Card Fraud
  • Identity Theft and Document Fraud
Internal Investigations

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden conducts internal investigations for clients covering a variety of topics, including alleged financial fraud, political corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues and other issues involving recordkeeping and regulatory compliance. The significant prosecutorial and judicial experience of our lawyers has led to our firm being chosen to conduct internal investigations for public institutions, private organizations and corporations.

A formal prosecution involving white collar crime, or even an informal inquiry connected with a government investigation, threatens tremendous disruption to the successful operation of any business or organization.

At Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, we strive to minimize the negative impacts of such inquiries for our clients even as we assist them in complying with government inquiries. Frequently, internal investigations are necessary to prepare an organization for scrutiny from an outside body. Pashman Stein Walder Hayden designs and conducts investigations in anticipation of, or parallel to, government investigations.

Internal investigations can be essential to ensure that employees or officers are not violating company rules or state or federal law. They are intended to unmask misconduct within a business or organization, but to serve their purpose, must be executed with great care to avoid harming innocent parties and damaging reputations. Analogous to surgery that heals a body, effective internal investigations require a deft hand and a careful touch, as well as the ability to spot and identify problem areas.

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden works with clients in a wide variety of industries, including banking, education, law, healthcare, information technology, and more.

We invite you to explore our website and to contact our office if you have further questions about criminal defense in New Jersey, or would like to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you.