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white collar crime attorneysL to R: Don Mullins, Dan Rogers, Mark Trivett

White Collar Crime

Avoidance and Defense

“White collar crime” is the term applied to a wide range of criminal conduct that does not involve coercion or violence. In some cases it can be engaged in innocently and without the knowledge of the person or entity to be charged, such as release of toxic substances into a waterway. Insider trading is an example of white collar crime, as are violations of the anti-trust laws or failure to comply with safety or health regulations. Financial and other penalties can be devastating to businesses or individuals. Individuals found guilty risk incarceration. Prompt and effective legal representation to address the risks of white collar crime is essential to avoid or mitigate the consequences of such charges.

In circumstances where identifiable action or inaction in the operations of a regulated business could constitute a criminal violation of the law, protocols, reporting, and monitoring systems serve to avoid violations and should be formally put in place.

When potential criminal conduct by a company is discovered internally or by notice of investigation by a regulatory or law enforcement agency, but prior to the issuance of a criminal complaint or an indictment, it is important to engage independent counsel to perform an internal investigation. The results of the internal investigation are provided to the enforcing agency to establish innocence, or prove a desire to cooperate with the agency in resolution of the violation. This procedure is encouraged by law enforcement entities, and can significantly mitigate penalties where there has been a violation.

Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC, represents clients who are under investigation or have been charged with a white collar crime (e.g. antitrust violations, securities violations, income tax evasion, regulatory agency violations, and others). The defense against such claims provided by Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC, includes engagement of expertise in the particular area of regulation implicated while preserving the attorney-client privilege.

If you have issues involving a white collar crime claim, contact the experienced Seattle law firm of Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC.


Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC, is Pre-eminent (highest) rated by Martindale Hubbell for legal ethics and ability, given to only 4% of the nation's law firms. Co-founding partner Don Mullins is a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers — an organization whose members are among the best litigators in the country.

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Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC, attorneys have extensive experience trying cases in:

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