As companies have become increasingly globalized over the past 15 years or so, the term “white-collar crime” and its implications have become less of an ominous television plot and more of a reality. Additionally, with the digital age, there are increasing accusations of fraud, embezzlement and civil liability. All of these correlate into how local, state, federal and international governments regulate businesses and how they interact with the complex network of other businesses, their employees, the environment and society.
With all of this increased publicity and speculation come plenty of accusations, creating a whole new core sect of law that used to be a mere niche–white-collar defense. These lawyers and firms respond to the microscope that creates scandals and allegations, by accessing the victims’ true damages and finding a remedy, as well as representing those who were wrongly accused.
At the epicenter of the allegations against big-name companies is New York, where white-collar defense has become an increasingly popular practice. One firm, for example, that specializes in white-collar law in addition to a myriad of other niches, is Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP where partner Sean Hecker excels in criminal defense, internal investigations and civil litigation with years of experience and knowledge. As a board member of several law organizations, such as Just Detention Intl, and a respected lawyer who has been features in magazines and recognized by consulting groups, Hecker exemplifies the skill behind the white-collar and regulatory defense litigation field.