Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense
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Jones Walker's Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to individuals and corporations to prevent, avoid, and defend against criminal allegations. We defend clients in simultaneous criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, in state or federal courts, on a broad range of issues.

Defense & Corporate Investigations

  • Antitrust
  • Banking violations
  • Conspiracy
  • Corporate compliance/audits
  • Customs
  • Defense contracting
  • Environmental violations
  • Financial Institutions Fraud 
  • Foreign asset controls
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Forfeiture
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Import/export controls
  • Internal investigations
  • M&A due diligence
  • Money laundering
  • Political corruption
  • Public finance
  • Regulatory violations
  • RICO/Hobbs Act
  • Search warrants 
  • Securities
  • Tax violations
  • Theft and embezzlement

Parallel Proceedings

  • Administrative and civil penalties
  • Administrative hearings and orders
  • Civil cleanup orders
  • Civil forfeiture
  • Civil lawsuits
  • Criminal defense
  • Debarment
  • False Claims Act

Agency Experience

  • Defense Contracting Investigative Service (DCIS)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Local district attorneys
  • Local sheriffs and police
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
  • Securities self-regulatory organizations
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Attorneys
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)




  • "Compliance Programs"
  • "Parallel Proceedings - Pending Civil and Criminal Proceedings Covering the Same Facts"
  • "Federal Search and Seizure - What to Do When the Government Raids the Plant/Any Business"
  • "The Judiciary Commission: Selected Issues from the 'Other Side' (Judges Only Ethics)"


  • "Second Circuit Overturns Lower Court's Refusal to Approve SEC Settlement with Citigroup"
    June 19, 2014
  • Jones Walker Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense E*Bulletin, November 2012
  • "Cooperating with Enforcement Agencies, Understanding New Laws, and Constructing Compliance Programs"
    M. Richard Schroeder
    Inside the Minds: International White Collar Enforcement, February 2012
  • "SEC Adopts Final Whistleblower Rules - Creating Strong Incentives for Whistleblowers and Expanding Whistleblower Protection from Retaliation"
    Dionne M. Rousseau, Allen E. Frederic, III, Charles E. Reeves, Jr., and Kathleen A. Harrison
    Jones Walker Corporate & Securities E*Bulletin, June 2011