I am an experienced and trusted former prosecutor, who handles all types of criminal cases, primarily "white collar" matters, in state and federal courts throughout California. I have extensive experience defending against allegations of mail and wire fraud, theft by false pretenses, embezzlement, and the like. Along with my partners, I often defend against concurrent administrative, civil, and criminal investigations (and actions) by agencies that oversee markets, such as the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and the California Department of Corporations, alleging securities fraud, Ponzi Schemes, and insider trading. I'm also particularly experienced in regulatory matters that affect the shipping/maritime, ground and air transportation, construction, and energy sectors, especially environmental and workplace safety cases (including criminal cases involving worker fatalities). I have defended clients against allegations of worker kickback and "prevailing wage" violations in Public Works contracting; as to alleged government procurement fraud in general; and in public corruption matters, such as against allegations of illegal campaign contributions. I've also represented employees of companies alleged to have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. I've defended against criminal allegations of illegal transfer of restricted technology, trademark infringement/counterfeit goods, and smuggling/evasion of customs duties. I also represent professionals facing criminal investigations and/or charges that might affect their licenses, both in regard to such charges, and in administrative actions against their licenses. If you or your company are facing an investigation or charges in which the government alleges fraudulent conduct, I can provide you with competent, considered, and cost-effective representation.