Sumner, Schick & Pace understands that an allegation or suspicion of wrongdoing can have significant consequences. We represent corporate and individual clients suspected of or charged with criminal violations. We combine years of business and criminal law experience to protect our clients’ interests and achieve the best possible outcome.
Our lawyers assert themselves at every stage of a state or federal criminal case, from the initiation of the investigation, through trial and post-trial proceedings. Led by David Schick, former head of the U.S. Attorney’s Economic Crime Unit, our legal team is familiar with the investigation process and the basis for filing criminal charges. We have been successful in thwarting indictments and also have negotiated immunity and non-prosecution agreements.
Once charges are filed, we immediately begin building a defense. With the assistance of highly capable private investigators, forensic accountants, and other specialists, we conduct a thorough investigation into the facts of the case. We provide clients an honest assessment of all possible alternatives. We also devise a complex defense strategy aimed at achieving minimal impact on our client.
In addition to defending corporate clients who have been accused of criminal conduct, we represent business clients accused of regulatory violations before all state and federal agencies.
When a criminal case involves misdeeds alleged against a single worker or small group of employees, corporate clients often rely on our counsel in dealing with law enforcement authorities.
We also are available to defend individual employees and other professionals who face a high risk of criminal exposure.
Throughout the entire process, clients can be assured that our firm will act with discretion and do everything within our power to shield them from unwanted publicity.
The firm handles an array of white-collar crimes, including:
- Anti-Trust Violations
- Bank Fraud
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Election Law Violations
- Health Care Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Investment Fraud
- Medicare Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Racketeering / RICO
- Securities Fraud
- Tax Evasion / Tax Fraud
- Telemarketing Fraud
- Wire Fraud