When an executive, public official, or corporation is embroiled in a criminal investigation or charged with a crime, there is nothing more valuable than counsel who knows firsthand the tactics and approaches the government will use against them. Aaron May and Grant Gelberg – the leaders of Huang Singer Ybarra & May LLP‘s Investigations and White Collar Crime Practice – have that insider’s perspective.
As former Assistant United States Attorneys in the Major Frauds Section of the U.S. Attorney’s office, Mr. May and Mr. Gelberg prosecuted CEOs, corporations, doctors, lawyers, and broker-dealers. They conducted large scale grand jury investigations and worked closely with the SEC, the FBI, Health and Human Services, and other federal and state law enforcement agencies.
Mr. May and Mr. Gelberg also have years of experience representing and defending individuals and corporations under government investigation or charged with crimes. Before becoming federal prosecutors, both Mr. May and Mr. Gelberg worked at large, nationally-recognized law firms where they conducted internal investigations for Fortune 500 companies and defended individuals charged with white collar crimes and SEC violations.
The lawyers of Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP use their deep well of experience as prosecutors and defense lawyers to represent clients in complex white collar criminal litigation, corporate investigations, and related administrative enforcement and civil litigation matters. In addition to representing those involved in active government investigations, HYGM’s attorneys also help clients prevent impropriety by conducting thorough internal investigations and developing compliance programs that balance legal requirements with business goals. No matter the impetus for retaining counsel, our attorneys handle every matter with discretion and respect.
The Investigations & White Collar Crime practice focuses on a wide range of matters, including:
- Healthcare Fraud Claims
- Investment and Securities Fraud Claims
- Bank and Loan Fraud Claims
- Securities & Exchange Commission Investigations
- Medical Board and Medicare Administrative Actions
- False Claims Act Matters – Civil and Criminal
- Defense and Government Contracting
- Criminal Environmental Violation Claims
- Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and AML Program Claims
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Investigations
- Asset Forfeiture
- FINRA Arbitrations
No one plans for the intrusion that a criminal investigation can bring and most people are sure that it will never happen to them. But if it does, or when prevention is warranted, our attorneys have the insider’s edge.