The team of professionals at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville includes several accomplished and knowledgeable litigators who represent clients across a wide variety of areas.
White Collar Criminal Defense
Our attorneys have the wealth of experience necessary to handle white collar criminal defense matters with skill and sophistication. Our team consists of attorneys who have an extensive background in counseling and representing individuals and corporations at all stages of the investigatory and prosecutorial processes. Our substantial trial experience reflects outstanding success on behalf of our clients in matters involving alleged False Claims Act violations and other fraud, antitrust, SEC violations, corruption and misconduct, qui tam actions, and other criminal allegations.
We manage private and internal investigations promptly, thoroughly and discreetly, ever-mindful of the potential ramifications that such actions may have on the ongoing business operations of a company. Our clients include executives, organizations, and public companies, for whom we have achieved successful resolution of significant and complex criminal matters.
Powers attorneys advise and represent clients regarding investigations and enforcement actions under various laws by a wide range of state and federal entities, including grand jury investigations and proceedings, audits and investigations by federal Offices of Inspector General, independent counsel investigations, and prosecutions in state and federal courts.
Our seasoned litigators handle significant and complex criminal matters aggressively and confidently, backed by our reputation for accuracy, legal acumen, thorough preparation and ethical representation.
Today’s marketplace is an often-hostile environment for public companies and their directors and officers; therefore, selection of a defense team with proven experience and deep resources is critical. The Powers securities litigation team has the capability to zealously and vigorously defend our clients’ interests.
We represent public companies, officers and directors, accounting firms, financial institutions, underwriters, and others in class actions and investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, often achieving early dismissal of matters and significantly smaller settlement amounts. Most recently, our litigation team successfully represented at trial two individual clients against whom charges of securities fraud or insider trading were alleged.
Civil and Administrative Litigation
Power's strengths in the realm of civil litigation result from our broad experience in all manner of cases resolved both within the courtroom and at the settlement table. Our practice includes representation of clients in administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies and other quasi-judicial tribunals, as well as before state and federal courts, appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The attorneys at Powers have represented clients in hundreds of administrative and judicial proceedings arising under federal laws, including the Social Security Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, the False Claims Act, the Public Health Service Act, the Clean Air and Water Protection Acts, various Civil Rights statutes and constitutional provisions, as well as common law actions for fraud, misrepresentation, libel, and invasion of privacy. We also represent companies and individuals in employment discrimination cases, general commercial litigation, insider trading and securities litigation, and tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Division of the Department of Justice.
In all matters of litigation or threatened litigation, Powers strives for favorable, early resolution. However, when it is impossible to negotiate a resolution to the satisfaction of our clients, our attorneys have the skill, experience, and resources to mount a vigorous and effective offense or defense.