White-Collar Defense
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Led by a former SEC Regional Trial Counsel, Winstead’s white-collar defense attorneys routinely represent clients under federal investigation. When responding to and defending our clients in these critical cases, we leverage every resource, including our in-depth experience on both sides of enforcement proceedings and Federal and State Administrative actions.

Federal Criminal and Enforcement Proceedings:

As part of our white-collar defense practice, we have represented clients in various investigations, including:

  • Accounting fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Oil-and-gas offering frauds
  • Broker-dealer and investment-adviser enforcement
  • Public corruption
  • Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Federal and State Administrative Actions: 

Winstead defends broker dealers, investment advisors, officers and directors of regulated entities, corporations, and healthcare providers in investigations. We regularly represent our clients before: 

  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB)
  • The Financial Industry and Regulatory Association (FINRA)

Winstead’s white-collar crime attorneys have considerable strength in securities enforcement, as well as relationships with prosecutors and regulators and significant trial experience in securities matters.