White Collar and Investigations

White collar criminal prosecutions are on a sharp rise today. When they happen, the stakes can be enormous for companies and their employees. Barnes & Thornburg LLP's White Collar and Investigations team consists of seasoned trial lawyers and former federal and state prosecutors who are committed to aggressively defending these types of cases.

Our attorneys assist by:

  • Defending criminal prosecutions, through trial and appeal, in all federal courts and state courts
  • Representing companies and individuals in grand jury proceedings
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Providing corporate compliance counsel

Our attorneys represent clients in investigations led by the FBI, SEC, IRS, HHS, EPA, FDA and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The firm's clients include companies in financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, banking, manufacturing, energy, food, insurance and other industries.

Barnes & Thornburg attorneys have defended clients during investigations and prosecutions for healthcare fraud, securities fraud, false statements, public corruption, environmental crimes, price fixing, mail fraud and other white collar crimes.


Barnes & Thornburg attorneys have been designated by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal and state regulatory bodies to serve as independent monitors in connection with the government’s deferred prosecution agreements and non-prosecution agreements with companies. Our team members have served as monitors and independent consultants in sensitive, high-profile cases throughout the country.

As the independent monitor, our attorney teams help foster the relationship between the company and government. Specifically, our attorneys assess and monitor the company’s compliance with the agreement’s terms and focus on and reduce the risk of recurrence of the company’s misconduct through an evaluation of the company’s compliance program and efforts to monitor company activities. Additionally, we have experience acting as a self-imposed monitor when a client believes an investigation to be imminent.

Don't forget to visit our blog, Government Enforcement Exposed, for updates on important trends, legislation and legal issues related to the efforts of the many regulatory enforcement agencies at all levels of government.