Atlanta Antitrust Crime Lawyers
Turn to Our Georgia Attorneys If You’re Under Investigation
Criminal antitrust charges generally stem from allegations of price-fixing, bid-rigging, customer allocation and related anticompetitive business practices. At our law offices, we advise and represent corporate officials and companies accused of, or under investigation for, antitrust violations. Early in our careers, each of our lawyers worked for the Antitrust Division of the United States Justice Department and have had experience addressing these issues as criminal defense attorneys.
If brought in early enough, we can meet with investigators or prosecutors and assist in answering their questions or respond to subpoenas or perhaps even resolve or redirect an investigation.
In some cases, we may be able to assist a company in conducting its internal investigation and help bring it in compliance with the Sherman Act and other federal statutes. The Antitrust Division, unlike other divisions of the Justice Department, has an established Leniency or amnesty policy. If violations are self-reported or reported early enough, immunity from prosecution may be obtained.
We have experience in advising clients in this area.
We can also advise company officials and managers called to testify before a grand jury, including responding to grand jury subpoenas. If charges are eventually filed, we will ensure clients' rights and defenses are pursued. We have experience in addressing obstruction of justice and related charges.
If you're currently under investigation for antitrust violations, contact Atlanta antitrust crime attorneys: Nicholas Lotito and Seth Kirschenbaum. All consultations are confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Federal Grand Juries: How We Can Help You
During the investigative phase, prosecutors may convene a grand jury to determine if indictments should be handed down and against whom. If you are called to testify or produce records before a grand jury, it is essential to understand your rights and responsibilities, as well as the nature and scope of the inquiry.
While the law does not allow you to have an attorney present with you inside the grand jury room, it is extremely important to consult with an attorney beforehand to prepare for a grand jury appearance. We can be present outside the grand jury room and if you are asked questions and are unsure of how to respond, you are permitted to leave the jury room and consult with counsel. As former federal prosecutors, Seth Kirschenbaum and Nicholas Lotito have extensive experience advising and counseling corporate personnel during a grand jury investigation and defending persons if charges are brought.
What Are the Charges for Obstructing Justice?
When a company learns of an antitrust investigation, it is not uncommon for certain employees to panic and start removing or destroying records. In doing so, however, an employee may expose him or herself and the employer to obstruction of justice, contempt, or other charges. We can help corporations and individuals understand what their legal rights and obligations are and what steps they should take in dealing with investigators to avoid additional legal complications.
What is Mail & Wire Fraud?
Often, antitrust investigations result in charges of mail or wire fraud, obstruction of justice, tax offenses, or other non-antitrust charges. By bringing these other charges, prosecutors can obtain harsher penalties and put additional pressure on individuals to cooperate. We have defended many clients on such charges. We understand the issues and how to effectively respond to them. Regardless of whether you are under investigation or have already been charged with price-fixing or taking kickbacks, we have the experience and resources needed to prepare and develop an effective antitrust defense.
To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, contact our Atlanta antitrust crime attorneys today. Call (404) 471-3177.
I would recommend Seth without hesitation.- James
Thank You Nick, For Justice! The state of Georgia indicted me on two counts of Racketeering that I did not commit. Nick defended me with dedication, caring, and skillfulness in interacting with all parties involved. Against almost insurmountable odds, he was able to get my case dismissed. I will be eternally grateful for all he has done for me. I consider him a superb criminal defense attorney and also call him my friend!- Harley
Nick Lotito recently represented one of my close family members in a vehicular homicide case. He helped our family navigate through this incredibly traumatic experience with grace and compassion. He was organized, well prepared, and thorough. And always responded to our emails and phone calls immediately. Mr. Lotito truly went above and beyond every step of the way. Highly, highly recommended!- Perri Eichenlaub
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