White Collar Criminal Litigation

CKL is generally regarded as one of the top White Collar Criminal Defense Firms in the country.  CKL was recently named by US News and World Reports as a Tier 1 law firm among the Best Law Firms in New Jersey CKL has also been recognized in various legal publications as “stunning trial lawyer[s]” with a “colossal reputation” for handling “the most complex cases” and the top firm to call “if [the U.S. Attorneys’ Office] comes-a-knocking.”   Publications have also recognized “when the powerful get in trouble, they turn to [CKL]” because of its “’truly outstanding presence’ in the courtroom as a result of [their] track record.”   CKL also won the first acquittal of a public official in New Jersey following a 10 year string of over 100 convictions by the U.S. Attorneys’ Office. 

CKL is regularly engaged to represent individuals and institutions in all stages of federal and state white-collar criminal litigation. Our clients include Corporations, Health Care Organizations, Registered Investment Advisors, Law Firms, Developers, Corporate Executives, Public Officials, Entrepreneurs, Investment Professionals, Doctors, Lawyers and Accountants.

A significant number of our cases involve allegations of accounting fraud, antitrust violations, bank fraud, bribery, environmental offenses, health care fraud, mail and wire fraud, political corruption, securities fraud, and tax violations.

Additionally, we regularly represent individuals and institutions in investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by a wide range of administrative agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Services, Office of Comptroller of the Currency, the Environmental Protection Agency as well as State Administrative offices and boards.

CKL has also been retained to conduct internal investigations for corporate and non-profit clients and advise Boards of Directors and Senior Management on implementing compliance systems to detect and deter employee misconduct. CKL regularly advises corporate and non-profit clients on potential risk and consequences of criminal referrals and the advantages and disadvantages of cooperation under the Department of Justice Guidelines, Sarbanes-Oxley and other agency guidelines.  CKL is also regularly retained by Corporations to represent Officers and Directors during criminal investigations.  CKL also advises Special Litigation Committees in Shareholder Derivative actions.  

Several CKL lawyers have also been recognized by their peers as SuperLawyers.

The firm also represents professionals such as attorneys and doctors who are accused of professional misconduct and malpractice.

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