White Collar

Businesses and organizations are dealing with increasingly complex rules and regulations. At the same time, government agencies and departments along with plaintiff attorneys are creating an increasing atmosphere of regulatory, civil and criminal charges and penalties.

The attorneys in Miller Johnson’s White Collar Group have real-life experience serving clients in addressing issues and challenges which include:

  • Data breach response
  • Environmental and FDA compliance and violations
  • False Claims Act and qui tam actions
  • Financial institution fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Immigration violations
  • Product regulation
  • Tax evasion and investigations
  • Trade secrets

Our three main areas of practice focus on Government InvestigationsCriminal Law, and Fraud and Embezzlement Recovery that aim to minimize potentially negative financial and reputational impact. Our clients represent many different industry groups including but not limited to: construction, education, health care, manufacturing and retail.

Miller Johnson has a proven track record working with the courts, government agencies and administrative departments in advocating for our client’s position. Some case examples include:

  • Successfully defended an employee of a well-respected school for at risk youth in a criminal assault and battery charge against a student and obtained a not-guilty jury verdict.
  • Obtained a not-guilty jury verdict and successfully defended bed and breakfast business owners against charges of filing false and inaccurate statements with the government agencies.
  • Defended a national retailer in a class action and qui tam action brought by various relators alleging that the national pharmacies were retaining savings in the sale of generic drugs. The case began in the county circuit court and worked its way through the court system until it was ultimately decided by the Michigan Supreme Court in our client’s favor.
  • Represented a major healthcare provider regarding alleged kickbacks to patient referral sources and false claims for reimbursement, along with parallel civil qui tam action under the False Claims Act. This was a several-year investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Miller Johnson attorneys believe that early legal counsel and attention to litigation avoidance principles help prevent lawsuits and place companies in a stronger position to defend the cases that are necessary or inevitable.