Thompson & Knight LLP
White-Collar Criminal Litigation

Thompson & Knight attorneys have a proven and extensive track record in white-collar criminal litigation. Our attorneys have represented individuals and business entities in many different forums where criminal issues have been raised, including internal investigations that raise potential criminal exposure, white-collar criminal defense, regulatory and administrative proceedings, forfeiture, and grand jury compliance. They utilize their comprehensive and extensive trial and advocacy experience in this area of the law in combination with keen analysis, careful preparation, and practical skills to vigorously defend our clients.

The Firm has extensive experience defending federal and state white-collar criminal prosecutions. Our attorneys have been involved in virtually every aspect of criminal litigation and related civil proceedings, including, but not limited to, fraud, financial crimes, tax related offenses, public corruption, antitrust, false claims, real estate, health care, environmental, energy, civil rights, labor relations, insurance, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, trade secrets, securities, and government contracts. We also represent clients involved in "whistle blower" suits against public and other employers, allegations of fraud in domestic and international business transactions, and questions of insurance coverage in these circumstances.

Our attorneys understand that internal investigations can, and often do, create tension between board members, management, audit firms, and government regulators. Companies and their principals turn to Thompson & Knight because of our broad-based experience with each of these groups and our ability to address and solve the difficult issues that companies experience when investigated. Our attorneys have been involved in a number of Sarbanes-Oxley internal investigations, including investigations related to allegations of bribery and corruption, health care fraud, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, and self-dealing.

Our attorneys include former federal and state prosecutors who have acquired extensive practical experience in assertively representing individuals and companies during investigations and trials. They regularly defend companies, officers, and directors in formal and informal civil and criminal proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission; in matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and antitrust enforcement divisions of several states; as well as industry self-regulatory groups such as the NYSE and NASD.


Thompson & Knight conducts an extensive trial practice in forums in every part of Texas, across the Southwest, throughout the United States, and around the world. Our attorneys work resolutely to resolve the issues in dispute and achieve the commercial or personal objectives of our clients, combining keen analysis, careful preparation, practical skills, and comprehensive experience to represent clients effectively before judges, juries, and other arbiters. If we cannot secure a favorable pre-trial solution, we try cases confidently and vigorously to verdict.

Our trial team includes approximately 150 skilled trial and appellate lawyers. More than 40 of the Firm's litigation-focused lawyers are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010, a national directory listing the top U.S. attorneys. Our lawyers combine legal skill with hard work and a thorough understanding of our clients' objectives to create a reputation for excellent results in litigation.

We efficiently manage complex cases involving millions of documents, hundreds or even thousands of plaintiffs, multiple defendants, and numerous lawyers. Our attorneys and trial staff apply technology to work effectively and economically in routine litigation as well as in the largest cases, including class actions and mass tort litigation. The Firm has made a practice of incorporating technology into pretrial and trial proceedings, doing so in a way that is unobtrusive and yet highly compelling.

The education and training of Thompson & Knight's trial attorneys match the complexity of the law. To ensure that our clients and friends have complete access to our broad range of knowledge and experience in the business and legal community, we have available a list of topics that our attorneys are available to present at no cost. For more information, please click here.

Each trial attorney belongs to one or more practice specialty groups, giving them an in-depth focus on the complexities and latest developments in these specific areas of the law.

Thompson & Knight LLP
98 San Jacinto Blvd #1900
Austin TX 78701-4238
Tel: 512 469-6100
Fax: 512 469-6180
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