When faced with a white collar investigation or indictment, we have the experience to assess your exposure and identify the optimal path forward.
The true value of a white collar defense attorney is best measured in indictments avoided and cases settled on favorable terms. Ben Vernia has not only zealously defended criminal cases, he has years of experience in the diplomacy needed to keep a client off of an indictment and out of the courtroom.
For eight years, Ben worked in the Fraud Section of the Department's Civil Division, personally directing dozens of fraud investigations. These suits - many brought under the False Claims Act by qui tam relators - were in the areas of health care, defense procurement, foreign bribery, energy, and transportation.
He then worked in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. As a prosecutor, he investigated, indicted and tried complex Internet crimes featuring multiple targets, money laundering, RICO and tax fraud charges, as well as the search, seizure, and analysis of Internet and computer-based evidence.
Because of his extensive experience in these areas, the Department of Justice selected Ben to instruct federal prosecutors and agents at the Department of Justice's National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He has also made presentations on cybercrime law and investigations to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Interpol, and the Organization of American States.
Whether representing a company or its individual employees, the Vernia Law Firm works closely with all parties to achieve the optimal result.